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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sea People versus New Kingdom Egyptians




View of the table


Egyptians


Sea People


Egyptian leader exhorts the troops


Sea People advance


Last Tuesday night I went over to Rick's place and we played a game of Chariots Rampant, a bronze age variant of Lion Rampant. Here are a few photos of our game. I was the leader of the Sea People, Rick was the New Kingdom Egyptian leader and we both had 26 point forces and played the standard bloodbath scenario. The Sea People had an extra infantry unit and three crew chariots (although I forgot to tweak the stats for these). The Egyptian chariots were expert drivers which meant they could move half a move and shoot which was very handy indeed, well worth the additional two point cost. 

We rolled for leader skills - I was insipid offering no courage bonus, while Rick was commanding, offering a single re-roll each turn for his troops. The wheels fell off the Sea People attack early on and the Egyptians were able to use their superior firepower to good effect. In the end the Egyptians won fairly easily with a few casualties but all units intact, while the Sea People lost two chariot units, the leader, a Lukka warriors unit and another Pelset warrior unit was battered. Thanks to Rick for a fun game, the Sea People will return!



Sea People chariots move within charge range


Sea People chariots suffer casualties and retreat


It's all downhill for the Sea People


Pelset warriors and Egyptian spearmen fight


Sherden and Pelset warriors retreat


Sea People have lost three units by the end of the game

16 comments:

  1. What a great looking game set in such a fascination period. It's hard to beat the sight of magnificent chariots rampaging around the field!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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  2. Thanks Jason, biblical games with chariots are a lot of fun, even if you get slaughtered :).

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  3. Terrific looking forces and with six or seven BMUs per side, very manageable to both paint and play. One day, I will have a Biblical era chariot army. Until that time, I always enjoy seeing yours!

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  4. Thanks Jonathan, a skirmish set of rules like this is a good way to get started painting and gaming the period.

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  5. What a fabulous looking game Cyrus.

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  6. That is indeed a great looking game Cyrus!

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  7. I love this period, and what you've done with it...Spectacular armies!

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    1. Thanks Phil, the Sea People didn't do too well in their first game, hopefully next time...

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  8. Great looking game and figures. Great amount to get into the period.

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    1. Thanks Colin, hopefully get some of my Libyans and Nubians painted next.

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  9. lovely figures (i.e. chariots) and game thanks for sharing Mike.....cheers

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  10. Thanks Phil, always good to get the chariots out for a dust up...

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