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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sumerian Wars - Ur versus Lagash




View of the table - Lagash L, Ur R





The mighty army of Ur

The low life of Lagash

The armies advance


On Sunday Garry, Gary and I played a small early Sumerian game at the Vikings Club, at the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Wargames Club. We had similar single division armies of 185 points each, with Garry commanding the army of Lagash, and Gary and I sharing the command of Ur. I had hoped to have more onager chariots in the game but ran out of time to finish them.

An unusual part of the Hail Caesar Sumerian army list, is that in the orders phase you have an increased chance of rolling a blunder on a 11 or 12, when you order an onager chariot unit or a division it is part of due to their intractable temperament! It was all over fairly quickly with the Lagash army collapsing on its right and then left flank. The only high point for Lagash was in the centre where the Royal Guard broke the rival Royal Guard of Ur. Thanks to Garry and Gary for a fun game, it was good to give the Sumerians a run, and they shall return bigger and better…





Chariots and archers get stuck in on the left

Side view of the battle line

The Royal Guard go toe to toe

The Lagash left flank quickly collapses

20 comments:

  1. It's always a great pleasure for me to look at your beautiful armies, the Royal Guard and the chariots are really impressive!

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    1. Thanks Phil, both the Cutting Edge and Foundry figures are superb.

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Moiterei, I've only got about half of both armies painted so far.

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  3. Fantastic looking battle. Lots of eye candy and of course great historical period.
    Again surprises me how you well you blend in the various manufactures.

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    1. Thanks Colin, it was good to get a game in with the Sumerians. Yeah they all seem to mix in fine, I just like the variety in a unit you get with a mix of manufacterers.

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  4. They look great, nice to see them on the table.

    FMB

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    1. Thanks FMB, it was good to give them a run.

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  5. Super looking game! It's nice to Biblical's getting an outing.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, it's a pity Biblical gaming isn't more popular - there are a lot of great ranges around and interesting armies.

      Mike

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  6. They look great en masse - it's good to see them on the table!

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  7. Thanks Paul, I've still got to finish off another 16 or so chariots...

    Mike

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  8. Very nice... looked like a lot of fun!

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  9. Thanks El Grego, it was a fun and quick game.

    Mike

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  10. A very impressive line up Mike.
    'Rolling a blunder' that brings back some bad memories.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  11. Thanks Pat, I have a few bad blunder memories as well!

    Mike

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  12. Superb yet again!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  13. Thanks Aaron, it was good to have a game with these armies, I've been painting them for ages.

    Mike

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  14. Lovely to look at! This is a matchup we don't get to see very often. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Monty, you definitely don't see many Sumerian armies on the table. It's a pity Biblical gaming isn't more popular.

      Mike

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