I was the attacker which gave me an advantage in deployment,
and for a change there was a lot of terrain.
(a wood, an impassable marsh and a gentle hill)
First turn and the Niceans hardly moved.
I sent my cavalry out to harass their knights.
By the end of the second turn, skirmishing had just about commenced.
Turn three saw the Stratiatoi (medium cavalry) covering the Nicean knights
dealt a mighty storm of arrows and comprehensively fail their cohesion test.
They were then charged by my Prokoursatores.
The melee held up the enemy knights until...
Finally I was able to play the Betrayal Ace in the Hole to devastating effect, turning a retreat into a rout and dealing devastating damage to the knights.
Turn five and a rather ineffectual light shower of slings and arrows befell the enemy knights.
On the rest of the battlefield only a cautious advance had been made.
The Nicean knights attempted to drive off their harassers.
They didn't succeed.
After more arrows and then two charges the cream of the Empire of Nicea was lapped up.
At this point Olivier had suffered enough and we ended the game.