Thursday, December 2, 2021

Indians versus Late Achaemenid Persians Mortem et Gloriam Game

 

Indians on the left, Persians on the right


Opposite end of the table


Persian cavalry and Greek hoplites


Indian right flank


Darius, Persian cavalry and Kardakes


Indian left flank advances


On Wednesday afternoon Garry and Craig came over to my place and we played a Pacto sized Mortem et Gloriam (MeG) game out in the shed. Craig and I commanded the Indians, while Garry commanded the Late Achaemenid Persians. The Indian left flank got off to a bad start with the four horse chariots and elephants charging Greek hoplites, only to be routed in the same turn. After some desultory shooting by the Indians in the centre, the Persians closed in combat. The Indians tried the same tactic on the right flank but the Persian cavalry ran away. At this point we ran out of time but with both sides committed in combat, the Persians definitely had the upper hand.



Armies close



Indian chariots and elephants charge Greek hoplites


Indian chariots and elephants are broken


Indians shoot in the centre


Indian chariots and elephants charge


Persian cavalry run away


Final turn the Persians have the advantage


10 comments:

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    1. Thanks Michal, they’re both very colourful.

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    1. Thanks Christopher, it was fun to get the Indians and Persians out for a game.

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  3. Great looking game with beautiful troops as always! Have yet to see these rules played in our local gaming group(s). Looks good though!

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  4. Thanks Dean, it's designed as a 15mm competition set but works fine for 28mm too, you do need a lot of bases and figures even for Pacto.

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  5. Lovely looking armies, to be fair you had just painted the Indian reinforcements so it was bound to end badly for them!
    Best Iain

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  6. Thanks Iain, always the way, newly painted troops get thrashed!

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  7. Wonderful game from the simple elegance of the sand terrain to the lovely figures and, of course *elephants* and *chariots*!!!
    Regards, James

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  8. Thanks James, fun armies even though we ran out of time.

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