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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

First L'Art de la Guerre Game - Second Punic War in Spain



View of the table from the Roman lines

Side view

Carthaginian elephants and spearmen in the centre

Roman Allied Spanish Caetrati and Scutarii

The Roman left flank advances

The armies close



Last Wednesday night Rick and I met down at the Vikings Club for our first game of L'Art de la Guerre (ADLG). Here are a few photos of our game - the scenario was a Second Punic War encounter in Spain. We played a standard two hundred point game with both sides fielding 27 units, divided between three corps. I was the Carthaginian commander and Rick commanded the Romans. No doubt we got a few things wrong with the rules but it all seemed to work well and definitely was an enjoyable introduction to the game. In the end we ran out of time to reach to a conclusion but the Carthaginians definitely had the worst of it. Thanks to Rick for a fun game.




Carthaginian right flank

Carthaginian left flank

Gallic cavalry rout Allied Italian cavalry

Romans get stuck into the Carthaginian elephants


Roman cavalry rout Spanish cavalry


Carthaginian right flank charges the Romans

18 comments:

  1. Great looking figures and game, Mike. I've not heard of these rules before.

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  2. Thanks Dean, they're a French rule set that have been around a while, I think this is the third edition, sort of DBX. I think they're quite popular in France and the UK for comps and have taken over FoG...

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  3. lovely figures and games report Mike - thanks for sharing, I'm sure you guys had fun playing with the L'Art de la Guerre rules (far better than DBX rule sets! ;O)

    cheers,

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    1. Phil, have you tried these rules?

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    2. yes Jon, have a copy of the rules a bit pricey though ($50) played a few solo games and I think they better than DBx rules ;o)

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    3. Thanks Phil, we hope to play some big battle DBA games soon. ADLG was fun and definitely has DBX similarities...

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  4. Fine looking game, Mike! Can you provide a sense for how LAdlG plays?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, it has definite DBX similarities, the rules are clear and well set out with plenty of diagrams. All the army lists are included in the rules.

      There is a good review on this blog:

      http://www.madaxeman.com/reports/Art_de_la_Guerre_review.php



      More info here:

      http://www.artdelaguerre.fr/en/index.php

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  5. Great looking game. I have yet to try ADG although I know a few people who have and they do like the system.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks Ross, it seems like a good system and growing in popularity.

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  6. I have tried these rules some months ago, great system I think...and this game looks very nice!

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    1. Thanks Phil, is ADLG popular in France?

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  7. Looks a fantastic game, never used the rules, they sound good though.

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    1. Thanks Ray, they seemed good from our one game so far.

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  8. Another great looking game Cyrus!

    Christopher

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