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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Battle of Akragas 406 BC - Command and Colors Ancients




Initial deployment from the Carthaginian side

Initial deployment from the Syracusan side

Syracusan light troops advance

Carthaginians probe the Syracusan right flank

Syracusan light cavalry attack Carthaginian chariots


Last Wednesday night Rick and I met down at the Vikings Club in Lanyon for a game of Command and Colors Ancients. The scenario was the Battle of Akragas 406 BC with Syracusans versus Carthaginians. This proved to be a quick but quite close game with Syracusans, eventually emerging victorious in a five to four victory points result. Thanks to Rick for another fun game.

We are a running another participation game of Command and Colors Ancients at the Little Wars Canberra event on Sunday 12 November 2017 at the Vikings Club in Lanyon. Our game will be the Battle of Cannae 216 BC. So if you feel like being Hannibal come along and join it. Depending on the level of interest we will try and run two games, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with up to three players a side. The scenario and rules can be found on the GMT Games' Command and Colors site.

There was no Little Wars in Melbourne or Adelaide this year so please support the Canberra event. Entry is by gold coin donation with all profits going to charity. There will be a wide range of eleven participation games and quite a few traders as well. It is always a fun and entertaining day out! Updated information on the participation games being held is now on this thread on The Miniatures Page forum:

Little Wars Canberra 2017



Carthaginians play a line command card

Syracusans attack on their right flank


Syracusans retreat in the centre and on their left flank


Carthaginians' final unit is destroyed


19 comments:

  1. Your CCA game with 28s looks fabulous as always.
    Where did you get your game mat?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, it is a Hotz desert mat with five inch hexes.

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    2. Ah, good. So 5" hex would almost hold an Impetvs base of 120mm, right?

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    3. I think you'd need 6 inch hexes for that. 5 inch fits 80mm by 80mm comfortably. They way it is measured is at the widest point of the hex, it's a bit weird.

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  2. Very nice as always! I never fail to be impressed by those chariots of yours. Great to see another scenario they can rumble around the field in (Though this one does look to have done a little less rumbling than its owner may have liked!)

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  3. Thanks Aaron, I still have another two to paint. They didn't do much in this game but could be effective - four dice for attack three for defence but vulnerable as they only count as two blocks.

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    1. Yes, you sort of need a leader and a mounted charge to get the best out of them...

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    2. An attached (or adjacent) leader and a mounted charge is a powerful combination for striking fear into your oppoent!

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    3. Absolutely - if only I had an adjacent leader and that card in my hand!

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  4. Sounds like a smooth playing scenario. All of the figures are great, but I just love those Hoplites!

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    1. Thanks Dean, some of the Hoplites were painted by Col, a mate of Rick's who passed away a few years ago. Good thing with CCA is there are hundreds of scenarios to choose from.

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  5. Another fabulous game, splendid units!

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    1. Thanks Phil, CCA games are always a lot of fun.

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  6. Lovely looking game, great looking figures!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, CCA is great for a quick club game.

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  7. Looks like a very fine game Cyrus!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, always good to get the chariots out with the Early Carthaginians.

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  8. Well done again guys, and if I can make it I'd love to join your Cannae game at LittleWars again. Say g,day to Rick for me, cheers Chris H

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  9. Thanks Chris, Cannae should be fun and it would be good if you can join in. Little Wars is always a good day out. Will say hi to Rick for you.

    Cheers

    Mike

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