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Sunday, 21 February 2016
Following on from last weeks game of Hail Caesar set in the Punic Wars, on Tuesday Richard and I had another bash, this week increasing the forces from 450pts to 600pts.
I basically added more Gauls in a new division while Richard spent most of his extras on additional cavalry. The 600pt armies were basically wall-to-wall on a 6ft frontage.
My Numidians on the left flank were again stars of the show, they softened up every Roman cavalry unit and at the end of the game had them all shaken for no loss of their own.
In the centre it was nip and tuck, the Gauls charged in, and as expected had a 50:50 success rate, smashing the Hastatus aside in one spot while recoiling off shaken in another.
As you can see though it all looked rather impressive.
As seen here Richard was having some terrible luck with his rolls, one Roman unit that locked shields took six unsaved hits, but it certainly did not all go my way.
Eventually the Gauls were falling back, one Division shattered and another teetering on the edge so it was time to commit the African Veterans and Spanish. These caused great destruction against the Alae that had been softened up by the Gauls.
However, the demise of the Gauls had left the Carthaginian army on the brink and when we wrapped up after three hours of fun we declared a winning draw to the Romans.
Great fun again and Richard is a real gent.
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Friday, 19 February 2016
On Saturday I ran an Age of Arthur event at the Polly and I am sure we all had a great day.
Eight factions would try to control as much of Brittania as they could following the withdrawal of Rome. We all played
Ady - Twilight of Brittania
Andy - Twilight of Brittania
Carl - Early Saxon Kingdoms
James - Welsh
We all played three rounds against a variety of opponents using six or so different scenarios. Depending upon the scale of victory you gained and lost territories and if characters were killed or captured you gained and lost gold.
At the end of the day James Morris's Welsh were the most successful faction almost reaching the Anglian coast.
Here are more photos from the event, I think eveybodies army appears in at least one picture.