|The armies deployed - Epirotes left, Romans right|
|Pyrrhic pike in the centre|
|Epirote left flank|
|Epirote right flank|
|Pike and pilum close in the centre|
Last Wednesday night Rick and I played a Command and Colors Ancients game down at the Vikings Club in Lanyon. It was quite a busy night for mid week with six games being played, including two nice looking 28mm Impetus games, something which I haven't seen down here before. Here are a few photos of our game, the Battle of Asculum, with Rick as Pyrrhus, commanding the Epirote and allied forces, while I was the Romans, commanded by the consuls Decius and Sulpicus.
It was a very close game, while Rick didn't have much luck with his cards, I had some excellent hands - two double time cards, a clash of shields, and an I'm Spartacus card, amongst others. In the end the Romans just managed to sneak a 6 to 5 victory, with the Velites darkening the skies with their javelins against the last of Pyrrhus' elephants. Thanks to Rick for a fun game.
|The battle begins|
|Epirote left flank attacks|
|Epirote right flank attacks|
|Most of the action is in the centre|
|Roman cavalry attacks|
|Velites darken the skies against the elephants to win the game|