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TWD6968 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 2:56 p.m. PST

I was lucky enough to be asked to roll some dice and contribute witless banter to a huge Hail Caesar game at Partizan today.
Full report on my blog

But here are a few teaser pictures:



Thee 1derdull Wiznard of Od Inactive Member02 Sep 2012 4:22 p.m. PST

Inspirational, and definitely worth of a glossy magazine spread.

Wiznard

goragrad02 Sep 2012 5:08 p.m. PST

A Shining Company indeed!

Grelber02 Sep 2012 5:28 p.m. PST

I am truly impressed by the huge number of cavalry! OK, there's a bunch of infantry, as well. I also like the banners, which somehow seem to have some magic about them.

Was that more of the drink from the king's feasting ot the warriors I saw in a couple photos?

Grelber

CATenWolde02 Sep 2012 9:56 p.m. PST

Beautiful … and so much room for maneuver! ;)

TWD6968 Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 4:47 a.m. PST

The ceramic goblets held the transparent rings we use to mark casualties. We also had some metal ones that held the all-important "glory" tokens.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 8:01 a.m. PST

Beauty! I agree – those banners are something else

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 9:42 a.m. PST

What a beautiful game, these are the things that keep me moving on projects…inspirational. I love the fortifications and camp scenes as well, great job!

Allen

BigRedBat Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 10:04 a.m. PST

I was on the next table, and it looked like a corking game, with much fun had by all, and much lead!

I loved the little tags behind each hero, with a line from the epic poem on them. Classy!

Simon

Huscarle03 Sep 2012 11:28 a.m. PST

Awesome, I dread to think how long that lot would have taken to paint & base…

Some Chicken06 Sep 2012 1:43 a.m. PST

The game looked even better on the day – truly spectacular. An awful lot of cavalry on the table but I gather a number of people pooled their collections to make it possible.

TWD6968 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2012 7:17 a.m. PST

Correct. The bulk of the British forces were provided by James and Andy Hawes. The Saxons were mine, Scrivs', Andy McTaggart's with both sides supplemented by some of the Gripping Beast collection. The bulk of the scenery was James' work with Andy M providing the majority of the Saxon camp.
According the the source there were 300 British and ten thousand Saxons. We were roughly 1:1 on the British side but could only muster 10% of what the Saxons ere claimed to have. ;)

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