Saturday, July 31, 2021

Early Carthaginians versus Syracusans Mortem et Gloriam Game


Syracusans deployed on the left, Carthaginians on the right

Opposite end of the table

Carthaginian left flank

Syracusan right flank is rather congested

Armies advance

Last Friday afternoon Garry came over to my place and we played an Early Carthaginian versus Syracusan Mortem et Gloriam (MeG) game out in the shed. It was a Magna sized game of 7000 points a side and we both actually had a hard time fitting all the troops on the 6 x 4 foot gaming mat. In future we will probably use the full length and breadth of my rickety old table tennis with a 9 x 5 foot mat. 

The Carthaginians were the attackers and wasted no time in advancing and the Syracusans did like wise. An early charge by the Syracusan light cavalry saw the Numidians evade. The entire Carthaginian line then charged into the Syracusans. The Syracusan Campanian cavalry were routed and casualties started to mount on both sides with gaps appearing in the lines. In the end we ran out of time again and the game was a draw but a result didn't feel that far off.

Numidians evade 

Carthaginian chariots declare a charge

Carthaginians charge the Syracusans

Campanian cavalry are routed and casualties mount on both sides

Game ends in a draw

Here are a few Carthaginian reinforcements I painted up this week and used in the game. The chariot, crew and horses are by Newline Designs with an Agema Miniatures spearmen that I couldn't fit in the Agema chariot I painted earlier in the year. The Libyan spearmen are by A&A Miniatures and Gripping Beast with a back rank of previously painted Victrix figures. The Carthaginian citizen spearmen are all Victrix figures with a new front rank.

Carthaginian chariot

Libyan spearmen

Carthaginian citizen spearmen


  1. Lovely looking game with many great minis!

  2. That's a lot of figures on that table! Great looking Carthaginians and super looking battle!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, we really needed a bigger mat for the game.

  3. Beautiful looking game with lovely figures. Having trouble fitting them on the table is a wonderful problem! Actually, the armies looked great on the area of the table tennis table that you used.
    Lovely Carthaginian reinforcements too, especially that chariot!
    Regards, James

    1. Thanks James, it was a fun game, a bigger mat with more room on the flanks would be handy.


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