Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Samnite Infantry










Here are some Samnite infantry that have been stuck in the painting queue for quite sometime. These figures are all from the Victrix Unarmoured Samnites set. It is a minor miracle that I've actually finished these with all the noise, dust and chaos of our home renovations. Power tools and painting are not a mix I'd recommend to anyone.








Sunday, May 19, 2019

Samnites versus Gauls ADLG Game




Samnites deployed on the left and Gauls on the right


Opposite end of the table


Gallic centre


Gallic centre


Gallic left flank


Gallic right flank


Samnite left flank cavalry on a hill


Samnite infantry left flank


Samnite centre with the Linen Legion in reserve


Campanian and Apulian allies on the Samnite right flank


Last Sunday Garry, Craig and I met down at the Vikings Club in Lanyon, for the Canberra Regional Wargame Group's monthly meeting. If you're interested in historical wargaming and live in the ACT check out their facebook group with regular posts, including photos of games at the weekly and monthly meetings. We played a 200 point L' Art de la Guerre (ADLG) game with Samnites versus Gauls. Garry commanded the Gauls and Craig and I were the Samnites.

The Gauls were the attackers and had strong heavy and medium cavalry forces on both flanks. They advanced and their left flank charged and soon their centre and right flank were engaged as well. At first the fighting was close and the losses even but as the game progressed the more lightly armoured Samnites suffered and gaps appeared in their line. In the end the Samnite centre remained but both flanks collapsed and the army was demoralised.

We are currently having renovations on our house so posts on this blog will be fairly intermittent over the next four months or so. Hopefully we will get in a game at the next club monthly meeting, a Sertorius in Spain, revolt scenario is the plan.




The Gauls advance and Samnite light infantry skirmish


Gallic left flank charges


Gallic centre and right flank charges as well


Action on the Gallic right flank


The fighting is close and losses even


Gaps appear in the Samnite line


Victorious Gallic left flank surges forward


Samnite left flank finally collapses


Samnite centre remains but the army is demoralised

Legio XX Valeria Victrix

  Here are some Early Imperial Roman legionaries that I've just finished painting. These have been stuck on the painting desk for a very...