Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Black Sheep versus White Sheep

First up apologies to any Turkomen, their descendants or Turkophiles reading this post.  I don't have the correct figures but was happy to cobble together two armies in order to have a game of DBA themed to my two new camps (see previous post).

I'm still using DBA 2.2 and the armies are IV/77 Black Sheep and White Sheep Turkoman.  I knew nothing about this army, but thanks to Mr Google and Ms Wiki I now know (as much as you can "know" anything you read on the Internet) the following:

The Kara Koyunlu or Qara Qoyunlu, also called the Black Sheep Turkomans (Persianقرا قویونلو‎‎), were a Shi'a Oghuz Turkic tribal federation that ruled over the territory comprising present-day Azerbaijan,Armenia (1406), northwestern Iran, eastern Turkey, and northeastern Iraq from about 1375 to 1468.

The Ağ Qoyunlu or Ak Koyunlu, also called the White Sheep Turkomans (Persianآق‌ قویونلو‎‎ Āq Quyūnlū), was a Sunni Oghuz Turkic tribal federation that ruled present-day AzerbaijanArmeniaEastern Turkey, part of Iran, and northern Iraq from 1378 to 1501

I took the White Sheep with a force made up predominantly from my Dark Ages figures.
Mark B was the Black Sheep using my Medieval figures

The Black Sheep tried to outflank.
All I needed to do was push them back...
Not on that roll.

My Light Horse go in to tackle the Black Sheep hordes.

I was able to catch an enemy Light Horse that had strayed a bit too close

But then my General got in trouble.  Luckily the main enemy body was just out of range,

With just a slight advantage, all it took were a series of ones to give me two extra kills and victory.


  1. lovely battle report,photos and congrats on your victory!


    1. Thanks Phil. I'm now toying with the idea of getting some Turkoman figures so I can do justice to the army. I've found some Old Glory Turcopoles, but not sure if they can stand in.

  2. A great looking battle. Many of my victories rely on the same strategy, my opponent rolling ones. :)

  3. Thanks Ben. It is a good strategy and can still work even if you through a one as well. Simon was providing advice off and on throughout the game, to both sides, and so can take credit for the win and loss.