|Late Roman infantry defending the bridge
|Reinforcements arrive but some raiders have escaped
|Late Roman infantry versus cavalry
Last Sunday Craig came over to my place and we played a Dux Bellorum game with a frontier raid scenario. The scenario, Crossing the Bar by Dan Mersey is in Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Issue 95 (pp. 51-53), and involves a raiding party trying to exit the table, while the defenders attempt to stop them by defending two fords and a bridge. Additional reinforcements arrive for the defenders on consecutive turns. We played it earlier in the week at the club with my Goths and Craig's Late Romans, and it ended in a close draw. In our game on Sunday we swapped sides but Craig forgot his early Saxons so we were both using Late Roman figures. This time it was also close through out, but in the end the raiders were able to make a break through to just edge ahead.
|Raiders finally break through on the bridge
|The fords are defended but the raiders still win