Thursday, July 4, 2019

Hun Commanders and Cavalry
















Here are more Huns for my expanding Hun, Late Roman and Byzantine armies. Some of these are command figures and the rest are tribal cavalry. The figures are a mix of Wargames Foundry and Gripping Beast.

I've played two scenarios of the Command and Colors Medieval board game (CCM) recently,  Catalaunian Fields, the Roman left and right flank. In the left flank game, Rick was Aetius and flogged me as Attila, by 7 to 3 victory banners. In the right flank game, the Romans narrowly won by 7 to 6 victory banners. The right flank scenario was quite different from what I'd imagined, as I've just finished reading Simon MacDowall's excellent Osprey book, Catalaunian Fields 451 AD. In the CCM scenario there is no devastating charge by Thorismund's Visigoth cavalry on the Hun and Ostrogoth flank.

Hopefully I'll be running the left flank scenario as a participation game at the Little Wars Canberra event on the 17th of November this year, if it is actually held. If you're thinking of running a participation game at this event, you'd better get your skates on and contact Ian Haidon. If there aren't sufficient games on offer, it won't be held this year.














12 comments:

  1. Fantastic job on the Huns. I guess you can never have enough of those guys. I like adapting the C and C battles to the "To the Strongest" rules. Makes for some interesting games.

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    1. Thanks Guido, the Foundry Huns are a great range. Sounds like fun, I haven't tried TtS yet, a grid over hexes is less obtrusive but CCA and CCM are definite favourites.

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    1. Thanks Michal, hopefully I'll get in a game with the Huns soon.

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  3. Wonderful job on these terrific Huns!

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    1. Thanks Phil, the Foundry Huns are tops.

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  4. Fabulous work Mick,

    Should be able to ride down some Romans with them I hope! The foundry Huns are still some of the best sculpts out there IMHO.


    Cheers
    Matt
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    1. Thanks Matt, hopefully they will get a run at the club next weekend. I agree totally, the Foundry ranges are still some of the best around.

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  5. Awesome Huns, Mike! The two ranges mix well together.

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    1. Thanks Dean, they do but I prefer the Foundry range.

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  6. Lovely looking Huns! They look excellent!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, hope to get in a game with them next weekend.

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