We did play the ADLG battle, using 15mm armies. We decided to try using armies that aren't usually played, for various reasons. We used Sumerians, first army list in the rules book. The other army was Aztecs, which even though, is over 3000 years later, technologically, weapons are very similar. Since neither army is used often, we decided to use both in this battle.
The battlefield was restricted by terrain on both flanks, so this was to be a frontal bloody affair. Both Armies deployed four commands across, with the Aztecs having 37 units, with Medium Swordsmen as the standard unit. They are also armed with the Atlatl, which is a throwing stick, represented in ADLG as a Javelin, which is a missle weapon. Intersperced between the Swordsmen were the AElite of the army,(Jaguar Knights, Priests), armed with 2HW, Elite. Skirmishers were in front and on the flanks as usual.
The Sumerian army is predominently Spearmen, both heavy and Medium. However, at least 50% are Mediocre! The Sumerians were deployed in such a way, that all the mediocre Spearmen were in a 2nd line. Because there were 9 Mediocre Spearmen units, it actually shortened the Sumerian front line and they were overlapped by the Aztecs right off the bat.
All of the Sumerian Chariots,(Battle Wagons), were on their right flank and this is one of the advantages of the Sumerian army over the Aztecs.
The Sumerians were to get the first turn and decided to take a defensive posture, but on their left flank, they were trying to get the 2nd line of Spearmen deployed. however, there was a lack of Command Points and were not able to do so.
The Aztecs rushed straight at the Sumerians, with very little maneuvering. On turn two, the Aztecs were in close shooting range for the Atlatl, so unleashed 10 shots, hitting 5 times. Very good shooting and two of the hits were on the Sumerian chariots, which was to have a devastating effect.
The two armies closed to Hand to hand on turn three and it was obvious from the beginning, that the 2HW units were just slicing through the Sumerian Spearmen units and the Sumerian Chariots did very poorly and were virtually destroyed in two turns.
The Sumerians were never able to redeploy its reserves, before the army broke and routed. A complete and utter victory for the Aztecs, whose superior troop quality played a major part in the victory.
Hopefully, there will be pictures shortly.
A great battle and a great rules set, which has similarities to the DBX system, in the basing and as well as the troop stand, being the unit. Units take multiple hits before being destroyed, which is similar to FoG, so the rules have similarities to several sets of rules. You could say that ADLG has taken the better aspects of other rules and implemented them in these rules. IMHO
Our next battle will feature a Roman Army.