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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Seleucids versus Republican Romans




View of the table


Seleucid right flank


Seleucid Elephant and Argyraspides (Silver Shields)


The ill-omened Seleucid left flank!


Roman left flank


Roman cavalry take on the Seleucid Agema Cataphracts


Last Sunday Gary, Bern, Garry and I met at the Vikings Club and we played a 550 point, three division Hail Caesar game with Republican Roman versus Seleucid Successors. Gary and Bern were the Roman commanders, while Garry was Antiochus III with two divisions and I commanded a single ill-omened division on the Seleucid left flank. Here are a few photos of our game.

This Seleucid versus Republican Roman game was actually pretty funny, as I rolled a blunder early in the game and my entire division retreated off the table for two moves and every unit took a casualty! The Roman commanders were wiping tears of laughter from their eyes. Eventually I was able to order the division back on and I even managed to break a few Roman units but it was all over red rover… poor Garry had to fight three Roman divisions on his own with only two Seleucid divisions, most of the game. Thanks to Gary, Bern and Garry for a fun game.


The Seleucid left flank blunders and retreats!


Seleucid centre and right flank advance


Romans charge in the centre


Roman left flank


A Seleucid phalanx receives Roman attention


Action in the centre and on the Seleucid right flank


The Seleucid Silver Shields vainly try to hold on

12 comments:

  1. Fabulous game, Mike. The figures are all very impressively painted. I think Hail Caesar is a great rule set for this scenario (as well as others).

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  2. Thanks Dean, it was a fun game even though I was out of the action for most of it.

    Mike

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  3. Most impressive armies, the Seleucid one is amazing...

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    1. Thanks Phil, we have quite a collection of pike and elephants between us now.

      Mike

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  4. Thats is truly a impressive battle and the armys looks ACE!

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    1. Thanks Hobbyworker, we all had some of our troops on the table so it was a lot of fun.

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Mike, all our Seleucid and Republican Roman games have been a lot of fun so far.

      Mike

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  6. Great looking forces on table, Cyrus. Embarrassing to have your troops retreat off table at start. Luckily, they came back to inflict some pain!

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  7. Thanks Jonathan, you have to laugh when things like that happen in a game, part of the fun of the rules!

    Mike

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  8. Another excellent looking mass battle game!

    Christopher

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  9. Thanks Christopher, it was a fun game despite my divisional blunder.

    Mike

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