Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Here are a few photos of a unit of unarmoured Macedonian or Successor pike that I have just finished painting. The figures are mainly Crusader with a few Foundry in the front rank for variety and the shield transfers are by LBM. These chaps will feature in our Battle of Gabiene, Command and Colors Ancients participation game at Little Wars Canberra, at the Vikings Club Lanyon on Sunday 6 November. Rick, Garry and I will be running this, so if you want to play or just drop in for a chat this is a great, fun, friendly, low key event, if you are in the area. Information about it can be found on the Little Wars website:
Thursday, 25 August 2016
|View from the Roman lines|
|Etruscan left flank|
|Etruscan right flank|
|Cavalry and skirmishers close on the Roman right flank|
Last Wednesday night down at the Vikings Club, Garry and I played a 100 point L'Art de la Guerre (ADLG) game with his lovely Etruscans versus my Camillan Romans. Here are a few photos of our game. It was a quiet night at the club, the miserable wet, winter weather no doubt contributed to this, and only one other game, a Brother versus Brother, French Indian War game, was played.
It was Garry's first game of ADLG but the Romans were soon in trouble on both flanks with their cavalry units routed. The Etruscans with superior numbers were able to roll up the flanks. The Romans countered with Latin ally reserves and the Roman commander even managed to rally two units in one turn. However it was a familiar tale of too little, too late and once the Triarii routed, the Roman army became demoralised and it was curtains. Thanks to Garry for a fun game.
|Etruscan cavalry gain support in combat|
|Romans line up a charge on the Etruscans|
|Main combat with Romans in trouble on both flanks|
|Etruscans repulse the attack and Romans are demoralised|
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Above are a few photos of an Indian cavalry unit I've just finished painting. The figures are by Old Glory. I may replace the shields at some stage with bell shaped shields from 1st Corps Miniatures. All my other 28mm cavalry are 1st Corps figures. Indian cavalry were low status troops but can still guard a flank! I have a 15mm Xyston Indian army as well, neither the 28mm or 15mm armies are anywhere near complete...
We have just got back from a holiday, bushwalking and camping in northern NSW, so I thought I'd include a few pics with this post.
|Little Dandahra Creek, Gibraltar Range National Park|
|A dead gecko on the track|
|Dandahra Crags, Gibraltar Range National Park|
|A boulder below The Haystack, Washpool National Park|
|The Needles, Gibraltar Range National Park|
|A female Satin Bowerbird|
|Pandanus Palms, Woody Head|
|Fruit of the Pandanus|
|Angourie Walk, Yuraygir National Park|
|Petrified tree stumps, Plumbago Beach, Yuraygir|
|View south from Dirrigan Lookout, Yuraygir|
|A small snake warming itself in the winter sun|
Thursday, 4 August 2016
|Romans on the left, Spanish on the right|
|View from the opposite end|
|Spanish cavalry charge the Roman and Italian cavalry|
|Skirmishers exchange fire|
Last Sunday afternoon Craig came over to my place and we played another 100 point ADLG game, this time between Republican Romans and Ancient Spanish. Here are a few photos of our game. This was quite a fun, close game, the Roman commander was killed in a melee and while the Spanish became demoralised the Romans weren't far from it themselves. The 100 point reduced format of the game is good for a quick game and painting new armies this size (14 units a side) is very achievable target in a short time.
|Spanish light cavalry|
|Show a good turn of speed retreating|
|Roman cavalry charge the Celtiberian Scutarii in the flank|
|The infantry close|
|Spanish become demoralised and rout|