Lionrampant's 2015 10x10 Challenge

A blog to record my thoughts as I play through the 2015 10x10 challenge.
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Game Played (80 of 100) - B4

Aaron Thorne
United States
Valley Park
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Play Report: Another game of Lost Battles, this time playing the Leuctra scenario. The Spartans won with a ridiculous score of 107 to 42. This battle was interesting because the Spartan center actually broke on turn 5, causing over half a dozen units (all levy, if I remember correctly) to flee. However, the veteran hoplites on the Spartan right could not be denied. They caused enough hits over the turns to the Theban left flank that even with Epaminondas rallying units multiple times they finally broke when four units were shattered and they got that permanent -1 to the morale checks. When they broke, the entire flank went, along with the center, leaving only a light infantry and heavy cavalry in the rear.

Lost Battles - 1/3 Impressions: This system is growing on me. I haven't played any scenarios with terrain or camps (that should come soon), so I can't speak to that part of the system, but the key to the whole thing is morale. You really want to avoid getting a -1 to your morale, whether from losing control of your central zones or having too many units shattered. Once you have that, it is hard to keep anything but veteran units on the field. And without units on the field, of course, you will not win.
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