An historical match up, Stephen (his first ancients game in a long while) taking my Byzantines to try his luck against my Arabs. He was lucky for a while...
Not surprisingly the Arab were out scouted.
Both sides advance.
Disaster strikes the Arabs immediately when their left flank cavalry evaporate
With both wings engaged (or rather imperilled)
the many bodies get up close.
The Arab wings might be clipped,
but their main body cuts through the Byzantine host
And just keeps going on to victory.