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ToneTW25 Jul 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

Lost Battles report featuring the Battle of Dertosa, please check out the link below for more pics and full write up. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

Interesting, sounds like a close and realistic fight.

ToneTW26 Jul 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

Cheers, it's a nice set of rules for solo plays. I couldn't help but feel sorry for Hasdrubal suffering a mass rout after finally getting the upper hand on the cavalry wings.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 1:50 a.m. PST

I've not seen them, are they a solo set or did you just adapt them or play both sides?

ToneTW27 Jul 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

I Play them as is, they are very broad brush and quite abstract rules. Supposedly a simulation of ancient battles, the battlefield is a 5 x 4 grid and it boils armies down into roughly 20 units and 1 or 2 generals. Armies get a limited stock of commands to activate and perform actions.
Attacks don't distinguish between ranged or melee, all that matters is whether the attack is successful or not.

I wasn't too sure about the rules but after a couple of games I very much enjoyed them. I came across them when looking for books by Philip Sabin after enjoying an article I read at uni "The Face of Roman Battle".

Its an interesting book in itself:


korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

Ill have to check it out, thanks for that

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