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6mmACW25 Sep 2018 6:20 a.m. PST

We made a custom 6'x4' tabletop to re-fight Hannibal's trap along the Trebia River in December 218. Thousands of 6mm minis on the tabletop and a fun video AAR showing how our GM tricked the Roman players into not realizing this was Trebia (they did figure it out…when Mago's ambush hit them). It was a closely-fought battle and went down to the wire.

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torokchar Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

Very nice report

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

So nice, it wouuld be hard to stop snapping photos long enough to play the game…

- Ix

6mmACW25 Sep 2018 12:05 p.m. PST

You joke, but it's true! The games take much longer to play when you're taking photos and running two cameras to record video the entire time. We probably could have fought this game in less than two hours if we weren't recording it!

evilgong Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2018 4:12 p.m. PST

A very well made production.

It might have helped to quickly say what the markers represent.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

The Wargames Development gang have a name for the game where the scenario is disguised as another battle, not that I can remember it.

David F Brown

DinOfBattle227 Sep 2018 5:20 a.m. PST

Wow, fantastic work! The video was great and informative!

mghFond27 Sep 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

I watch their stuff but my honest opinion is they don't spend enough time discussing the actual goings on of the game. I still don't know the mechanics involved and while the minis look impressive, would love to see more film of those than them sitting around talking so much. Like what company's minis are they for one?

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