Monday 2nd November - DBM - Huns versus Late Roman - once again the Hun army was declared 'illegal' so a 'friendly' game ensued.
The dice gods did not favour our side with Andy throwing below average combat dice whereas mine were abysmal (plenty of ones). I threw high against shooting but even my general was a pacifist at heart. On the other side Al's dice were amazing (plenty of sixes).
The result was one broken command on our side - so a loss but not as bad as it had threatened to be.
Thursday 5th November - DBM - preparing an army for next Monday. Settled on Carolingian in Charlemagne's reign - list 3.28. Breaking down the army list was ok until I hit the last section entitled "Only if Aquitanian C-in-C before 779 AD or from 830 AD to 838 AD or commanded by Aquitanian ally- or sub-general."
In the blurb at the bottom of the page are two clauses - (1) "Charlemagne cannot use more than 1 Aquitanian general..." & (2) "Frankish allies cannot be used by an Aquitanian C-in-C, and only by any other C-in-C".
There is also a comment - "Aquitaine was not brought decisively under central control until the defeat of Hunald II in 769; it was then only briefly independent in rebellion from 830 to 838."
For the time being I will set aside this section (which has some desperately needed Lh(O) in it) as I don't know what constitutes an 'Aquitanian'. Some research will have to be carried out!