Monday 28 April 2014

Punic War Battle Report

Managed to get another game in over the weekend with my Brother. This time a Punic War match up with my brother as the Romans and me as the Carthaginians.

Roman deployment. (Legions as large units rather than using line relief.)

Carthaginian deployment.

First couple of moves went pretty fast as we closed into combat. Turn 3 turned into a bloodbath as i unleashed my Gauls. The following turn a followed up with my Libiyan Veterans and managed to cause major damage to the Roman Lines. I came close to breaking them, I just needed to follow up a combat against a legion on 1 VBU, Of cause i rolled a 1 and the opportunity was lost.

Next turn the Romans won the Initiative and a unit of Triarii seemed to come out of nowhere. They started out with multiple moves to reach my veterans, won the combat, followed up and then destroyed them. The game ended in a draw with both Armies breaking.

Pesky Triarii -

Sunday 13 April 2014

ECW Blue Coat Regiment of Foote

Just raised from the painting table is this ECW Blue Coat Regiment of Foote, to serve King, Country and the big hand from the sky. Perry miniatures based on 40 x 40mm bases. I do like painting Perry figures they always seem to paint up easy, which i think is one of their main gifts as sculptors.

Sunday 6 April 2014

Off the Work Bench

Just clearing up some figures from the workbench.

First is some Ancient Spanish Light Cavalry from Crusader based for Impetus. They have been hanging round in my lead pile for a while now so its good to finish them off. I don't really need them for my Carthaginian Impetus Army as i have enough Numidians for the size of battles i normally play. I am sure they will come in handy one day if i ever get round to re-fighting Cannae.

Next up are some more bases for my growing collection of Almogavars.