The lesser priests of Amun recognize that a new leader must arise to lead the people of the Two Lands. Ahmenmose has been chosen to lead the forces of Amun against the heretic in the north.
Grand Vizier Ay in Memphis is not ready to give up his power. Proclaiming the child Smenkhkare Pharaoh, he has sent the Royal army south under the the Fan Bearer on the Right Side of the King, Horemheb.
The armies meet somewhere north of Abydos...
The Army of Amun
The Camp of the Army of Amun is still a work in progress.
The Royal Army
The Army of Amun deployed: Red Archers on the left with the Yellow Archers to their right. The Yellow Close Fighters are behind the two archer BGs. The Archers of the Temple are next in line with the Red Close Fighters deployed behind them. The loan BG of Chariots of the Army of Amun anchors the right end of the line. (The Archers of the Temple is a BG made up Essex ANK20 Bald Headed Archers and a few of ANK6 Light Archers thrown in to the mix).
The Royal Army deployed: The Blue BG of Chariots are on the left with a gap between them and the Green Chariots, then the two BGs of Archers deployed across the front of a field with the lone BG of Close Fighters in support.
The Royal Army won the initiative and opted for Agricultural. The Army of Amun chose an open field and a gentle hill. The Royal army took an open. All of the terrain fell on the Royal Army's baseline.
The Royal Army moved first and the foot BGs moved 5" straight ahead. The Green chariots made a single move of 5" and stayed on line with the foot. The Blue chariots passed a CMT, expanded two bases and moved 3" forward. There was no shooting to be had so the turn ended.
In the Amun 1st turn, The foot BGs of Amun moved 4" straight ahead. The Amun chariots passed a CMT, expanded two stands and advanced 3". In the shooting phase, the Amun Red Archers took 1 hits and gave 1 in return. The Amun Yellow Archers took 2 and gave 2. The Archers of the Temple scored 4 hits on the Green chariots and took 0 in return as they were out of range. Both the archers of Amun and the Royal archers passed their cohesion tests but the Green Royal chariots lost a base and dropped cohesion. (No picture for this turn)
To start the Royal 2nd turn, the Royal foot rumbled forward 3" while the Green chariots passed a CMT, expanded 2 bases and move up 3". The Royal Blue chariots moved straight forward 5". In the shooting phase, the Red Amun archers scored 1 hit and took 3 from their Royal counterparts. The Amun Yellow archers scored 3 hits and took 3 in return from their counterparts. The Green chariots took 3 hits from the Temple Archers of Amun and gave 2 back while the Blue Royal chariots added another hit. The Blue Royal chariots also scored 2 hits on the chariots of Amun but took 3 back. The Royal forces survived all of their death rolls without loss and passed all of their cohesion tests. The Yellow Amun archers suffered a base loss from their death roll and then disrupted. The Temple Archers also lost a base but survived their cohesion test. The Chariots of Amun disrupted from their hits. In the Joint Action Phase, the Green Royal chariots rallied back from disrupted.
To start the Amun 2nd turn, the Chariots of Amun passed a CMT and rolled back 2" to get out of bow range. The Red and Yellow Amun Close Fighters both passed through the now to their front and took station less than 1/4" from the Royal line. In the shooting phase, the Red Amun archers scored 2 hits and took 2 in return. The Yellow Close Fighters of Amun shrugged off the bow fire from the combined fire of the remaining base of Royal archers. The Red Amun Close Fighter however, took 2 hits from the Green chariots. Neither side lost a base from bow fire but the Red Close Fighters did disrupt. In the Joint Action Phase, the Amun general attempted to rally the Yellow archer BG but failed. The Royal general moved to the archer BG in the center of the main Royalist line. (No picture for this turn)