|Visigoths defending the village
|Saxon right flank and centre
|Saxon left flank
|Saxon skirmishers and cavalry
|Saxons advance on the village
|Saxon fanatics (Footsore Attecotti)
On Saturday afternoon Craig and I played a Dux Bellorum game with the Village Raid scenario. My Visigoths defended a village against Craig's Saxons attackers. The Saxon attack faltered early on when their left flank crumbled. They pressed home in the centre and on the right and routed two units of Visigoth cavalry but suffered further casualties were unable to pass their 50% casualties break test.
Earlier on Boxing Day we played a Samnite versus Republican Roman 900 point, Clash of Spears game (see photo at the bottom of the post). This was pretty disappointing, not much chop at all, very WAB like and fiddly. Craig thought they've overcooked the command and control as there seemed to be more counters than figures on the table.
|Visigoth infantry charge on the right flank
|Saxon left flank crumbles
|The centre gets messy
|Visigoth cavalry are charged in the flank
|Saxons fail test for 50% casualties
|Visigoths repel the Saxon attack
|Samnite vs Republican Romans Clash of Spears game