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Subject: A bold stand rss

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Jaucelme Chassagnoux
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I play solitaire and choose not to use the Hungarian reinforcements. Sultan Suleiman’s army has a major strength advantage, so the plan is to surround and destroy the foolhardy opponents. The Hungarians can only rely on the impetus of their cavalry to gain the initiative and inflict substantial losses.

The disordered Rumelian left wing of the Turkish cavalry offers a good target for Bathyani’s light cavalry. Nevertheless, the continuation roll is failed, so it has time to reorganize before the clash. Bathyani, followed by Tomori’s heavy cavalry, manages to eliminate 5 Turkish medium cavalries and 4 artilleries. The Hungarians only loose 1 light cavalry, as a few more units have to retire.

In the meantime, the Ottoman centre advances in order to make room for the reinforcements. The sipahis heavy cavalry and the janissaries led by Suleiman move to the left to support the engaged Rumelian wing, as Ahmed with levy infantry moves to the right and the slow artillery blocks the way. The flight levels are now 16 for the Turks and 6 for the Hungarians.

The Anatolian wing of cavalry now gets to the field on the right. Fierce fighting continues on the Turkish left. Tomori’s formidable force eliminates 4 medium and 1 heavy cavalries. The Turks return blow for blow as Suleiman’s best troops arrive. The Hungarians loose 3 light and 2 heavy cavalries. Bathyani and Tomori are finally both killed. Zalkan’s formation advances and engages Ibrahim’s vanguard. 1 mounted archer is eliminated, but in return 2 Hungarian heavy cavalries are trapped and destroyed. Hard time for the Hungarians as the Turks have far more luck in their continuation rolls. The flight levels are 33 (Ottomans) and 31 (Hungarians).

The Hungarians activate their standard : 7 units are rallied. Tomori’s force is now badly weakened and has retired behind the stream in Majs area. It is time for Perenyi’s light cavalry to go into action, eliminating 4 mounted archers from Ibrahim’s command. The coup de grace is given by the Anatolian wing on the right, sweeping Perenyi, and Suleiman in the center against Zalkan. The Hungarian standard is activated again (3 units rallied), too late to prevent the flight of the army (42+5). King Lajos survives. The Ottomans have 46 flight points.

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