Sunday, 23 August 2015

Republican Romans Vs Successors

Today Nick and I played another enjpyable game of "To the Strongest" - me with my new Republican Romans, Nick with his Successor Army. This was a great opportunity to try out the riles with a pike vs legion game. My checkerboard small units below, 200pts of romans and Numidians:

Nicks pike blocks in his cente, with a Nellie (more about that later) and some Scythian cavalry on his left flank

Here is a grand shot of my 8x5 table marked up with a 150mm grid

Above, the battle from my perspective, with my left flank getting stuck in 

Above, the centre ground, Romans trying to keep formation as they advance rapidly

Above, my right flank, Numidians attempting an outflanking manoeuvre, I'm killing units on both flanks

Some action in the centre, the pike blocks take some  damage after Nellie takes a hit from my Javelinmen and rampages back through a unit of raw pikemen

The Roman maniples put in a jolly good show

The Successors lose their final  victory medals, the a Romans win!
Once again an excellent game, lasting just under 3 hours, with a break for egg and bacon sarneys...

Saturday, 22 August 2015

28mm Numidians - Finished

This is not an entire army. Its representing an allied contingent in several army's I plan to have. I will do the same for my Spanish and Celts (next up will be a Carthaginian Army which pulls it all together)

There are 4 bases of Light Infantry (Foundry), 4 of Light Cavalry (Foundry), and three units of Javelin men. The javelin men are Aventine romans with head-swaps t make them look a little more tribal, but with some captured armour here and there:

Monday, 3 August 2015

Aventine Cataphracts Finished

This is a unit of Aventine Roman Cataphracts I have been painting, now complete with basing. Ready to do battle Mr Abbott!