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Monday, 14 April 2014

Galatians versus Early Seleucids

View of the table - Galatians on the left, Seleucids  on the right

Opposite end of the table

Galatian left flank

Galatian right flank

Seleucid right flank

Seleucid left flank

First turn - some are keener than others!

Seleucid pike & Thracians screened by Cretan archers

Last Sunday Gary and I met at the Viking Club in Conder for the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Wargames Club. We played a Hail Caesar game of two divisions and 330 points  a side, with Gary commanding an early Seleucid army, while I commanded a Galatian army. Here are photos of our game and further on in the post, are a few photos of the other games played. We both managed to sell some unwanted figures, rules and books at the bring and buy table and both came away with some other rules…

The Galatians charged in early and unsurprisingly the warbands bounced against the Seleucid pike. Despite this they had their moments, and after breaking the Seleucid cavalry, the Galatian Noble cavalry managed a sweeping advance onto the flank of a Seleucid phalanx. This looked very promising for a while, but they were disordered and weren't able to finish off the pike. Eventually the Galatian left flank broke. On the right flank the warbands were able to drive back the shaken Seleucid pike, but it was too little too late, the battle had already been lost. Thanks to Gary for a fun game.

Argyraspides (Silver Shields), Chalkaspides (Bronze Shields )  & peltasts

Warbands on right seem reluctant to impale themselves on pike!

Galatian Frenzied Charge in action

Warbands on the right finally advance

Galatian Noble cavalry hit a Seleucid phalanx in the flank

Getting ready for the charge

Galatian chariots and Seleucid cavalry fight on the right

Galatian left flank breaks and the survivors head for the hills

Galatian right drive back the Seleucid pike but the battle is lost!

Here are a couple of photos of the other games played last Sunday.

Greg's Dark Ages game

David's 15mm SYW Black Powder game

David's 15mm DBA game


  1. Nice pics and great looking armys

    1. Thanks Hobbyworker, it was a fun game.


  2. This is what I like to see lots of photos and battle report... great looking units and good terrain....marvelous!


    1. Thanks Phil, it was good to give the Celts a run as Galatians.


  3. Great stuff. I'd love to have a Galatian army!

  4. Thanks Paul. Good thing with Celts is you have three armies - Ancient Britons, Gauls and Galatians!


  5. That looks like a great looking game!


  6. Fantastic looking game Cyrus!

  7. Thanks Rodger, the Galatians survived to fight another day!


  8. Lovely tabletop! No matter what you run them as, I'm rooting for your Celts every time they take the field. Maybe next time? ;-)

  9. Thanks Monty, there is always next time! Maybe with the Gauls against Caesarian Romans? :)

  10. Great gaming going on there for sure. Best, Dean