Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Alexander the Great and Macedonian Commanders

 












Here's Alexander the Great with some Macedonian commanders. The Alexander figure is by Caballero Miniatures and the commanders are all by Wargames Foundry.











 


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Year of the Four Emperors - Roman Civil War Strength and Honour Game

 

 Roman armies deployed


Forces advance cautiously


Early push backs for my raw legions


Push backs and setback cards mount



On Wednesday afternoon I went over to Rick's place and we played our first 2mm Strength and Honour game with a Roman civil war in the Year of the Four Emperors. We used the Roman units we had painted so far. Rick's force consisted of three experienced legions, two veteran legions and two raw legions. My force consisted of two experienced legions, three raw legions, two veteran auxiliaries and one Roman auxiliaries. Both sides had 61 points and an army break of 15.

We advanced cautiously and tried to maintain our lines with limited success. Before long the push backs and setback cards for my raw legions on the right flank were mounting. My veteran auxiliaries on the left pushed back and then routed one of Rick's raw legions but then two of my experienced legions were pushed back off the table. I cancelled one Homonculus Est activation with a Strategy command point but in the end Rick won a decisive victory, fairly easily. It was a quick, fun game and good to use the 2mm bases. My whole army fitted in to a 20mm high, 24cm by 16cm small Warbases box!



Veteran auxiliaries push back a raw legion


Two experienced legions are about to
be pushed back off the table


My Romans break


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

2mm Romans

 

Auxiliary Cohors Milliaria, three double
strength cohorts with detached troops in front,
Antonine Miniatures on the left and
Korhyl Miniatures on the right


Auxiliary Cohors Quingenaria, six cohorts
Antonine Miniatures



10 cohort Legions Antonine Miniatures on the
left and 
Korhyl Miniatures on the right


Here are eight 2mm Roman bases for Strength and Honour that I've just finished. They're a mix of Antonine Miniatures and Korhyl Miniatures. Rick and I have a Year of the Four Emperors, Roman civil war game lined up for tomorrow afternoon, so it should be interesting to see how that goes. I've made a simple spread sheet for Strength and Honour games and a copy of this with our army lists on it can be downloaded from google drive, if anyone is interested:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mEMiNNxLOMI2Lcf9TrDtv1seMZF0_b21/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=116070112846182779936&rtpof=true&sd=true


10 cohort Legions Antonine Miniatures on the 
left and 
Korhyl Miniatures on the right


Korhyl Miniatures 10 cohort Legion


Five legions and three auxiliaries


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Social War - Via Valeria 90 BC - Command & Colors Ancients Game

 

Romans are ambushed on the Via Valeria


Opposite end


Italians play a Double Time card


Romans counter attack


On Sunday out in the shed I played a solo Command & Colors Ancients (CCA) game. The scenario was from the Social War in 90 BC, where a Roman force under Perperna was ambushed on the Via Valeria pass, by an Italian force under Publius Praesentas. There were quite a few special rules and a reduced card deck for this scenario, check out the CCA site if interested:

https://www.commandsandcolors.net/ancients/maps/71-roman-social-wars-90-bc-88-bc/202-x59-via-valeria-90-bc.html

It's probably best played solo, as the Romans don't have much of chance. The Italians got off to a flying start playing a Double Time card (one of two in their hand!). The Romans counter attacked moving away from their column on the road which hampered their ability to fight back. The Romans suffered heavy casualties at the front of the column, their efforts merely delayed the inevitable result, with the Italians wining easily 6-2 victory points.



Heavy casualties at the front of the Roman column


Romans have no chance



Italians win easily 6-2 victory points



Monday, July 4, 2022

Numidian Slingers, Archers and Cavalry

 











Here are some Numidian slingers, archers and cavalry that I've just finished painting. The slingers and archers are Renegade Miniatures and the cavalry are Warlord Games. I only have infantry left to do for my Numidians, so will finish some units of these and hopefully get a game in soon.









Ark of the Covenant and Hebrew Chariots

  Here's the Ark of the Covenant and two Hebrew chariots that I've just finished painting. All the figures are by Castaway Arts exce...