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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Nov 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

We put on our Raphia game at MillenniumCon this weekend in Austin. Two games were played on Saturday using a modified version of GMT's Great Battles of History rules.

More description can be found here -

Both games played very smooth despite no one knowing the rules ahead of time.

5 players per side on a 6x18 foot table.

Raphia17 by DukeWacoan, on Flickr

17 elephant models rampaged around (1:10 historical ratio)

Raphia2 by DukeWacoan, on Flickr

The final results were both Ptolemaic victories, although only slight. The end result of the first game had the Egyptians within loss of 1 unit of an army break with the Seleucids broke first.

Raphia9 by DukeWacoan, on Flickr

I would highly recommend folks trying out the GBoH rules modified for miniatures (which really only means converting hexes to inches).

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

Looks absolutely stunning! You mention GBOH- no hexes though?

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Nov 2017 1:32 p.m. PST

Correct. No hexes. Instead of "1 hex" used "100 paces", which in turn was 6cm (you'll see the Red/White measuring stick in 6cm increments).

Facing was similar. A 45degree turn is equivalent to facing change of 1 hex.

Must Shock if within 100p to your Front. Horse cannot come within 100p of the Front of elephant units. Must take a TQ check if attempting to change facing within 200p of enemy front. Command ranges per 100p, etc, etc.

The conversion from hexes was very clean.

Night Owl III13 Nov 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

Now that looks like a proper war game. Very inspiring!

Markconz13 Nov 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

Looks great!

Sobieski Inactive Member13 Nov 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

Looks very convincing. :)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 8:02 p.m. PST

It was a most excellent game despite the premature demise of my Seleuccid phalanx.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 2:46 a.m. PST

It was extremely impressive to see in person, pictures can not do it any justice. Great game and beautiful figures – great job Jim and company.

JJartist Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

That is a great looking game a and transition from GboH. I like!!!

Plus it it is Raphia…
How can that be a bad thing!!
Awesome and inspiring!


Mars Ultor16 Nov 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

Most impressive!!

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