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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 6:06 p.m. PST

I'd like to share photos from our recent 2 day Punic War game.
This shows the length of the table with the Romans & their Italian allies occupying the central position.
Hannibal's Carthaginians were at the southern end, separated by a mostly uncrossable river. His brother Hasdrubal's army was at the northern end.
The goal was to either destroy the Romans or, at least, join their armies.

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The difficult river:

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Probing at the fords:
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A marching fort occupied the heights, well defended.

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A villa lay abandoned.

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The Romans, on the hill, lay ready:

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Hasdrubal's cavalry moved forward, trying to tempt the Romans off their hill.

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The formidable elephants, screened by Numidian javelinmen, waited.

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Hasdrubal's left flank reveal yet more cavalry & his centre with its Offensive Spears, poised.

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The cunningly placed ballistas (which actually took out a Roman Nellie) wait.

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Roman Allied cavalry ride forward to contest the fords:

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The Romans surge forward, too late to stop a junction of the two armies

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The game had some hard fighting at the fords & the beginning of a battle on the slopes but ultimately the Romans were outmanoeuvred & the Carthaginians won a Minor Victory with a the joining of the two brothers' armies.

Rules used were Field of Glory. Figures were HaT, Zvesda 1/72 plastics & Newline 20mm metals.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 8:55 p.m. PST

Very nice Ochoin, makes me want to break out my 1/72 Romans and Carthaginians and paint them up. thumbs up

Pauls Bods08 Sep 2017 11:57 p.m. PST

WoW!! Seeing this I wish Id stuck to Ancients!

Frostie09 Sep 2017 1:44 a.m. PST

Very nice looking table

Prince Rupert of the Rhine09 Sep 2017 3:12 a.m. PST

Brilliant! nice to see 1/72 ancients done like that.

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

All my favorite 1/72 plastics!!! Lots of great pics. Thanks for posting.

John Leahy09 Sep 2017 8:06 a.m. PST

Incredible!!!!!!! Just further proof of the outstanding games you guys run. thumbs up thumbs up

I use the pics of your games for inspiration of the pinnacle of excellence that I can only dream about achieving.You keep showing them and I'll keep working to improve my own!

Just a really great spectacle!


Brummie Lad09 Sep 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

Wow! That is amazing!

Gonsalvo10 Sep 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

Spectacular game! Thanks for sharing!

ToneTW10 Sep 2017 3:59 p.m. PST

Looks like an epic battle with the best scale ;-)

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

Thank you everybody for the nice comments. My two pals & I have lots of fun preparing for our annual mega game.
It's a bonus that others like it as well.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 5:02 a.m. PST

Very impressive- looks like fun!

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