Thursday, February 27, 2020

Huns versus Foederate Romans Mortem et Gloriam Game






















Above are some Late Roman commanders that I've just finished painting. The figures are by Footsore Miniatures with LBM shield transfers and saw action in a game last night down at the club in the photos below. Dean, Rick and I played a 7,000 point (Magna) game of Mortem et Gloriam (MeG) with Huns versus Western Foederate Romans. I commanded the Huns and Rick had the Late Romans. Dean very generously and patiently, guided us through the game, as it was Rick's first game and my second, and he also tweaked the army lists. Dean is the owner of Olympian Games and is the Australian agent for MeG and runs all the local competitions.

We stuffed around a bit sorting out commands but eventually got down to it and the Hun invaders were able to make some double moves early on. The Roman Equites block charged the Hun and Ostrogoth cavalry. In the centre the Frank and Burgundian infantry charged the Roman Legionaries and Auxilia and were met with a hail of darts. On the Huns left flank they charged the Roman Foederate cavalry, while the Roman horse archers attempted to charge the Alan horse archers. Back on the Hun right flank the Ostrogoth cavalry broke and their commander was killed, while Attila himself was wounded. At this point we ran out of time but the game could still have gone either way.

Thanks to Dean and Rick for a fun game. It was great to have Dean explain the rules and I certainly learnt a lot, enjoyed it and look forward to my next game!



View of the armies deployed from the Huns' left flank


View of the armies deployed from the Huns' right flank


Hun & Alan horse archers


Huns make some double moves


Roman Equites, Legionaries, Auxilia & Foederati


The armies close


Ostrogoth cavalry


Hun nobles & horse archers


Roman Equites block charge Hun & Ostrogoth cavalry


Cavalry align on the Hun's right flank


Charges in the centre and on the Huns' left flank


Roman horse archers fail to contact the Alans


Ostrogoth cavalry break

12 comments:

  1. Your work on the Footsore cav is terrific! Battle looks super but you can’t leave it hanging as undecided. Can you?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, it was more trying to learn the rules but we will probably have a rematch at some stage but with smaller forces.

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  2. Lovely cavalry and great looking battle sir!

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    1. Thanks Michal, it's a pity we ran out of time, things were starting to get interesting.

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  3. SUperb units, and impressive looking game!

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    1. Thanks Phil, it was fun to get the armies out.

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  4. Great stuff Mick, more please, the armies look great, I think the Romans had the upper hand!


    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt, yeah they did for sure, the Huns are tricky to play but I really like these rules.

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  5. Great looking late Romans and the battle looks ace! Another new rule set?
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, they've been around since 2016 but they're new for me.

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  6. Great looking Late-Romans and gaming! Love the draco standards.

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    1. Thanks Dean, the draco standards do look good.

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