It was a warm summer day with a gentle breeze rushing over the fields. The Pope and his army readied themselves to meet the Holy Roman Emperor in battle. This fight between the two most powerful men in the world had been brewing for some time. Insults were traded, assignation attempts foiled and the confiscation of land brought these two armies together. The time had come for the words to cease and swords would carry the day.
Exhausted the Holy Roman Emperor halted his army and did not pursue as his center force was also licking its wounds from the hard won battle. The Emperor decided to march on Rome another day.
This chronicle was written by Giovanni Ugurieri, a noble in the Papal army.
This battle used Piquet's Band of Brothers 2. We fought the battle in roughly 4 hours. An interesting thing about this battle was that the Papal army looked like it was on the verge of routing the HRE's army at one point. Bad die rolls had caused some issues for the HRE but in a complete reversal of fortune the tide shifted with the death of the Pope. While a major victory for the HRE in killing the Pope, the HRE's army was badly beaten up and a few units killed to the man. Ultimately, I as the umpire called the game a tie. We had a lot of fun with this one.