|Athenians on the left, Spartans on the right|
|Athenian left flank|
|Athenian right flank|
|Spartan army deployed|
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|