I slightly misread the brief in two ways - firstly I thought the idea was to hold the most objectives by the end and second I had nt spotted you would retain the artefacts for the next game - d'ho. So my set-up was to challenge for only 2 of the 3 objectives, with a solid infantry core attacking the centre and a large mounted force looking to hook to my right. I massed my archery on the left to slow the enemy and deployed the Mamakil wide left to stop the elves from executing an easy flank attack of their own.
|Persian left with the imposing Mamakil
|Persian centre and right
The Kin had pretty much the same plan - a strong attack on their right with the small force on the left to delay me. The difference was Kin's left flank force was of lightly equipped flyers and was easily swept aside so caused no delay.
|Kin's right and centre, with the flyers in the distance
I began the game with a rapid attack by all my cavalry on the right flank quickly capturing one of the artefacts and pushing past the flyers. I also attacked the scrub land in the centre with my heavy infantry.
|Persian cavalry with flying carpets in close support
|Kin's right on the attack
|Scrap over the central artefact
|The arm wrestle continues
|Flank attack pushed ahead with Flying carpets to the fore
|The Kin clear the Mamakil
|The centre falls
|Blow the man down!
|Lizards assault the flank but too late
|Persians hold most of the table
For a Kin's eye view of the battle look here