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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

Saturday we gathered for our Annual Magnesia battle. Okay, it's really not suppose to be our only Ancients battle during the year but somehow it always seems to work out that way. This year Steven joined the ranks of the Seleucid Empire bringing more pikes and skirmishers. While Charlie and Jonathon helped Andrew to field his quite substantual Republican army.

Our rules of choice are Clash of Empires, which is essentially WArhammer Ancients with some much needed common sense adjustments. Now I know that in this age of ' fast play' rules Clash may seem a bit cumbersome but it really is a delight to work up your army and does give a lot of flavor to the various forces.
No 'my unit is just like yours except I roll 8 dice instead of 7'.

So this year we were up to 6000 points per side,
Which for the Seleucids ment some 6 pikes blocks, a Thracian warband, 3 cataphracts , Skythians, eastern bows, Thoralites, elephant, chariots, etc.
We faced some 3 legions with some beautiful Numidian and Spanish cav by Victrix added just this year, We done Andrew.

What follows is a picture of each end turn on our 12x5 foot table.
It was all a question of whether the Seleucid right would break before the Seleucid left engaged,

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more pics and the end result here link

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2018 11:41 a.m. PST

Very nice looking game!

mckrok02 Jul 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

Nice! I'm impressed. I love seeing hundreds of 28mm figures on a table.

pjm

Cooldude02 Jul 2018 4:12 p.m. PST

Great looking game. Really like the top down pics. Well done

Markconz02 Jul 2018 9:42 p.m. PST

Looks fantastic!

JJartist10 Aug 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

Excellent looking game!

Yellow Admiral21 Nov 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

Four months late to this thread…

I love the turn-by-turn overhead views of the game in the blog posting. I'd love to know how the camera was put in position and kept there consistently.

- Ix

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Nov 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

Yes great looking game- I'd like to know about the camera, too!

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