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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Athenians versus Spartans - ADLG Game

Athenians on the left, Spartans on the right

Athenian left flank

Athenian right flank

Spartan army deployed

Spartans advance

Last Sunday afternoon Craig came over to my place and we played a 100 point L'Art de la Guerre (ADLG) game. Here are a few photos. It was Craig's first game and my second, the armies we used were Athenians versus Spartans from the Peloponnesian War. There were a couple of points in the rules we weren't sure about but we muddled our way through the game as best we could. Rereading the rules after the game sorted most of these out and a good table of contents and index really does make a big difference.

The Spartans were the attackers and attempted to advance but were hampered by poor command point rolls. The cavalry fought on the left flank and one Spartan cavalry unit was routed and the other was forced to evade. Eventually the Spartan and Athenian hoplites lines closed and over several rounds a couple of Athenian units were routed and the Athenian general killed. The Athenians were demoralised first but the Spartans weren't far from it themselves. Thanks to Craig for a fun, close game.

Cavalry combat on the Spartan left flank

Spartan light cavalry evade

Peltasts take on Allied Spartan Hoplites

Hoplite lines close


  1. This Spartan army is absolutly superb!!

    1. Thanks Phil, the Spartans have a poor record in our games.

  2. That is a great looking game Cyrus!

  3. Great looking game Cyrus! I've played ADLG and thought it was pretty fun, but won't replace Impetus as my game of choice for ancients.


    1. Thanks Christopher, it was fun - still learning the rules at this stage. Impetus is popular here and I have the rules and some of the supplements.

  4. Great game and figures! Thanks for sharing Mike!

    1. Thanks Phil, 100 point games seem like a good way to go to get the hang of the rules.