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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Spartacus Slave Revolt versus Late Republican Romans



Spartacus' army deployed


The Great Man himself 


Crixus the other divisional commander


Slave camp followers misbehaving


The armies advance


Last Wednesday night I met Alan down at the Vikings Club Lanyon for a two division, 330 point Hail Caesar game. Here are a few photos of our game. Alan fielded a Spartacus Slave Revolt army in their first outing ever, against my Late Republican Romans. His best units of gladiators/trained slaves and Gallic and German slave warbands quickly broke the Roman right flank and it was all downhill for the Romans from there.

Half of the Roman legionaries were raw recruits with the freshly raised rules but these didn't actually perform too badly and outshone some of their more experienced companions. In the end it was another day of shame and ignominy for the Romans, fleeing for the hills, while Spartacus' slaves celebrated a temporary reprieve from crucifixion! Thanks to Alan for an interesting game.



The Roman right flank engages


Side view of the armies


The Roman right flank quickly crumbles


The Romans have their backs to the wall


The Roman right flank flees the field

16 comments:

  1. Nice report with impressive mass effects...well done the Roman raw recruits!

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    1. Thanks Phil, the Romans were pretty dismal in this game...

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Michael, Alan's Spartacus Slave Revolt army looked good and performed very well.

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  3. Lovely. I've never seen a decent size of slave army before, so well done that man indeed.

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    1. Thanks Paul, Alan's army was mainly First Corps and Foundry figures, he actually had a spared division as well.

      Mike

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  4. Nice batrep Cyrus! and alot of great painted minis.

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    1. Thanks Mark, the Spartacus slave revolt army was surprisingly effective.

      Mike

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  6. Wonderful looking game with lots of action, Mike. Great looking figures too!

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    1. Thanks Dean, Alan's army looked great with a mix of 1st Corps and Foundry figures.

      Mike

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  7. A great looking game! For sure an interesting period to model and paint.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, the old WAB supplement Spartacus has some great ideas for gaming this period.

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  8. Hi Cyrus! I've an army of gladiators and slaves with Spartacus. I've played WAB with them, but since there's no list for them in Hail Caesar, I'm wondering what kind of list did you gentlemen play with. I'd be most interested to learn more! You can reach me with teemu dot kujala at kolumbus dot fi

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  9. I based the lists on the WAB Spartacus supplement with trained gladiators having similar stats to legionaries and Gallic and German slaves similar to their warband stats. Untrained slaves etc were LI and raw. I'm away for Easter but will try and email the lists to your address above when I get back.

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