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madaxeman17 Dec 2017 5:55 a.m. PST

That well-known Barkeresque wargaming trope, the Ancient British Panzer Division, gets a surprise but strangely welcome outing in these three L'Art de la Guerre competition reports all taken from the recent Central London Invitational 1-day event.

This is your chance to thrill to the rumble of 32 separate wheels as the 15mm British Catuvellauni tribesmen race across the tabletop towards the Carthaginians and the Seleukids, before rounding off by taking part in a Very British Civil War against a more pedestrian flavour of Ancient British.

The reports are now laid out in a new wider-screen format with bigger pictures, but the same hapless captions and post match-mishmash of commentary and analysis from Cassivellaunus himself as well as Hannibal. The three opposing army lists are also referenced and included.

Trust me – these reports are wheely, wheely good (and the army does actually play out under ADLG in a way which "feels right" as well!)

kustenjaeger17 Dec 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

Wow. I suspect no-one has done that before!

Even Hannibal was lost for cutting one-liners.

Edward

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Those battles sound like a lot of fun! Very interesting…

madaxeman17 Dec 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

Yeah… 3 straight wins with what looked like it might well be a dog army at the start of the day is a little tricky to critique!

Shedman17 Dec 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

Excellent

I used to use 16 chariots in the FOG Ancient British army.

The army list had a "special campaigns" section for Cassivellannus in 54BC

It was great fun to play with.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

Very Blitzkreig-like; breakthrough and encirclement.

madaxeman17 Dec 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

One of the interesting things about ADLG is the ratio of on-table troops to table size – it seems to be a good balance that allows both stuff like this to work, but also spearwalls and Infantry heavy armies to do OK too (if they get the right terrain, or anticipate their opponents properly!)

evilgong17 Dec 2017 2:01 p.m. PST

Mr Hannibal is getting soft in his old age.

David F Brown

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2017 5:09 a.m. PST

Are the camps being placed on rough terrain? Or are the camps maximum sized and being represented by what looks like fields?

madaxeman18 Dec 2017 5:27 a.m. PST

My camp was in the open – the other Ancient British camp was represented by a hill with a "chalk horse" on it.

Technically I guess it was neither the right size, nor the right (rectangular) shape, but hey, it was roughly the right size and shape and was a really, really cool idea so no-one had an issue with it!

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

I see. I thought the piece with the huts on it was the camp. I guess that was a plantation.

madaxeman18 Dec 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

It may have been a village in the flank sector on the base edge – the Brits were deployed very much in one corner, so it could easily have been in the outside third of the table.

Col Piron19 Dec 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

My 1st ancient army using Airfix figures , using WRG 5th rules .

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