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.
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