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Yesthatphil01 Sep 2011 3:36 a.m. PST


Well, it's a few weeks late (that's a Society of Ancients August for you!) … but I have finally posted the Claymore report on Ancients of the Move


Paul and the Glasgow Phoenix did a big Magnesia game (Tactica II) … Plenty of pictures … Enjoy.

Phil Steele
The Society of Ancients
Shows North (Ancients on the Move)

Up coming: 3rd/4th Sept – Society of Ancients Doubles Masters (Abingdon); 4th Sept – Partizan (Kelham Hall nr Newark); 10th/11th Sept – Colours (Newbury Racecourse).

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2011 5:19 a.m. PST

Thanks, Phil, it's always good to see more photos! It's just a shame that the Romans won through again…


LEGION 195001 Sep 2011 6:33 a.m. PST

Paul, that is my type of game!!!! Also Tactica 2 any news? Mike Adams

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2011 6:36 a.m. PST

Thank you for sharing.

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2011 6:36 a.m. PST

Hi Mike, nothing as yet. Last I heard on the yahoo group, Arty Conliffe is looking at specific publishers. I hope it really does work out this time, it's the third year we've taken a game to Claymore in Edinburgh saying that "It's in the playtest stages"! Any more might become rather embarrassing, so I hope it's resolved soon…

LEGION 195001 Sep 2011 6:46 a.m. PST

Paul, thanks for the answer! Also saw what you have planned for next year! I do have a lot of Persians to die!!! I wish that I could be there!! My next game will be early Rome vs Gauls! Alot of hoplites. Mike

olicana01 Sep 2011 9:13 a.m. PST

That's my kinda game!

Mithridates01 Sep 2011 3:32 p.m. PST

Great to see the massed cataphracts against legion charge! Garry

Temporary like Achilles01 Sep 2011 4:29 p.m. PST

Very nice! Great job :)

HarryHotspurEsq01 Sep 2011 5:50 p.m. PST


Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 10:47 a.m. PST

That is a fantastic looking game! How many minis?


Caliban Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 11:42 a.m. PST

Hi Simon:

Romans – 592 legionaries and commanders, plus 54 mounted, including leaders
Pergamenes – 90 foot plus 24 cavalry and Eumenes

Seleucids – Mounted: 18 Elite lancers, 84 Cataphracts, 54 Galatian cavalry, 32 light horse, a dozen camels, 4 elephants and 5 scythed chariots. Plus 4 mounted leaders
Seleucids – Foot: 384 phalangites, 96 Argyraspides, 96 Galatians, 81 light infantry and 60 skirmishers. Oh, and three foot command figs.

Grand totals: 1402 infantry, 283 mounted, plus heffalumps and scythed chariots.

Must buy more…

Yesthatphil02 Sep 2011 1:05 p.m. PST

LOL … I don't think you had enough of the miscellaneous skirmishers on the Seleucid side (see Livy …)

Phil :)

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 1:31 p.m. PST

Phew, Paul, lots of lead! Looks great.


LEGION 195003 Sep 2011 2:31 a.m. PST

Paul, I agree you need more lead!!!!! I still buy even with over 10,000 figures!!!!! ( Hi Simon ) Mike Adams

Tarty2Ts05 Sep 2011 1:45 a.m. PST

Fantastic ! did you make the mat ?

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2011 3:21 a.m. PST

Hi Tartyy, the mat is by Mat O' War, I think. They come in a plain beige desert colour, and one of our club members (Blucher here on TMP) did things to it to make it a bit more interesting. The mats themselves are quite cheap and are made of quite nice thick felt-type stuff.

Tarty2Ts06 Sep 2011 10:59 p.m. PST

Yeah right..good stuff. Reason I'm asking is I'm about to have a go at making my own desert mat. Yours does look the business I must say……felt…hmmm… I'm going to try a painters drop sheet ( which is like a canvas ). Still want it fexible enough to put hills under, then use a latex brushed over and flocked while still wet. I've done a few test pieces which look good so far, but still not sure about finishing it off.

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2011 2:51 a.m. PST

It would be interesting to see how large a mat you could do with the home-made latex and flock technique. There is a company in the UK that makes them:

Probably no use to yourself in NSW, but maybe worth a look for ideas? Just in case you hadn't come across them before.

Tarty2Ts07 Sep 2011 5:51 a.m. PST

I found out about terrainmat ( thanks for the heads up anyway )……. but not until I'd already bought everything I needed to do my own. Typical. However I would have had to take out a second mortgage to get it over here, so I think I'm still ahead. The area will be 6' x 12'….so if you hear in the news " a body found wrapped in latex and canvas " you'll know it was me……..and it didn't work.

Ban Chao16 Sep 2011 9:06 a.m. PST

nice looking game ^^

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