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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Hittites versus New Kingdom Egyptians




View of the table - Hittites on the left, NKE on the right


Opposite end


NKE left flank


Hittite commander


Hittite right flank advances


NKE on the left, Hittites on the right


Last Sunday Garry, Bern and I met at the Vikings Club for the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Wargames Club. We played a 330 points, two divisions game of Hail Caesar with Hittites versus New Kingdom Egyptians. Garry and Bern were the Hittite commanders, while I had the Egyptians. Here are a few photos of our game and apologies for some of the unfinished troops on the Hittite side!

I really love biblical/bronze age games but we don't seem to play them that often. On the day the Egyptians had a fair bit of luck and were able to break one of the Hittite divisions. The Egyptian medium infantry archers proved to be surprisingly effective both with their ranged fire and in combat. Thanks to Garry and Bern for a fun game. We have a rematch planned when I have finished painting all the Hittite infantry...


Egyptian chariots on the right flank


Egyptian commander and archers


Egyptian chariots and chariot runners 


Hittite chariots retire disordered from ranged fire


Action on the Egyptian left flank


Egyptian chariots break the Hittite chariots


Hittite chariots make a sweeping advance to no avail

22 comments:

  1. Great looking game! I quite enjoy your posts about chariot armies. That's why I found your blog in the first place. Cheers, Karl

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    1. Thanks Karl, it's a real pity chariot armies aren't more popular, there are some great ranges available now.

      Mike

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  2. One more splendid looking game!

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    1. Thanks Hobbyworker, chariots always look good on the table.

      Mike

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  3. I really enjoyed reading (and watching!) this report, your armies are most impressive, and chariots are outstanding...you're right, we never play enough biblical games!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I totally agree we don't play enough biblical games.

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Michael, I really enjoy these biblical games, getting the armies painted and on the table is always a slow old process.

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Paul, do you have any biblical armies lurking in the lead mountain?

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Ray, the Hittites and NKE are cool armies.

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Robert, bronze age games are one of my periods.

      Mike

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  8. Cracking looking game! I really do want to start a biblical army again!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, everyone should have at least one biblical army.

      Mike

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  9. Fantastic looking game, love the chariots

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    1. Thanks Steve, my favourite chariots are the Foundry and Cutting Edge ones.

      Mike

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  10. Exellent looking game, Just moved house. Need to dig the figures again.

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  11. Thanks Colin, found the Egyptian MI archers quite effective in this game. Reality does have a way of interrupting your hobby time!

    Mike

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  12. Wow! Splendid Armies. Beano Boy

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  13. Thanks Paul, biblical games are a lot of fun.

    Mike

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