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Friday, 29 July 2016

Late Romans versus Goths - ADLG Game

Goths deployed

Late Romans deployed

Goth infantry surge forward

Both armies advance

Cavalry clash on the Goth left flank

Last Wednesday night Rick and I met down at the Vikings Club in Lanyon for a Late Romans vs Goths, 100 point L'Art de La Guerre(ADLG) game.  It was quite a reasonable turn out at the club for a mid week, mid winter, night. There were some fine looking games played - a 28mm Impetus game with Numidians vs Carthaginians, a naval Napoleonic game and a 28mm Ronin Samurai game as well.

Here are a few photos of our game. The Goths failed to distinguish themselves yet again and the game was over fairly quickly once the main infantry combat was resolved over a few turns. Most of the individual melees seemed to depend on how well you rolled your dice, with the addition of only a few factors and modifiers. We're still getting the hang  of the rules and not sure of how a few things work. Rereading of the rules is obviously required.

Cavalry clash on the Goth right flank

The infantry close in the centre

Late Roman infantry charge the Goths

Goth infantry's loss of cohesion mounts

Goths are demoralised and rout


  1. Very colorful game, Mike. Best way to learn a set of rules is to give the rules a quick read, play it, read them more carefully, and repeat. You are on your way to figuring them out. Once you do get a good grasp, I would enjoy reading a review.

    1. Thanks Jonathan, I'm not sure about the rules, still trying them out at this stage.

  2. Sorry to hear that the Goths didn't put up more of a fight, but the game certainly looked impressive.

  3. Cracking looking game Cyrus!

  4. Great looking armies, cyrus!

    I've given up on ADLG after a 1 year runout. Now I have to find a new set of rules for ancients. Maybe Impetus 2?

    1. Thanks Monty, I'm still trying them out not sure about them. Impetus seems to be a solid set of rules and is fairly popular here.

  5. Awesome display of miniatures! lovely gaming photos too, thanks for sharing Mike!


    1. Thanks Phil, we had a Republican Roman vs Spanish game on the weekend which was a lot of fun. I'll post some pics later in the week.