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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2021 2:44 a.m. PST

This game was to be the first outing for my Pyrrhic Greek army against my veteran Carthaginians. Two of my pals took arms against me for the game.

The Table:

The game was organised to have the two sides trying to control 2 out of 4 marked objectives. My opponents didn't know mine & vice versa:

Deployment followed the Field of Glory rules:

There were 16 units a side.

Both sides had supply camps:

Capturing these added Victory Points.

The Commanders Carthaginian & Greek:

The battle was a dramatic clash between various troop types:

The mighty Greek phalanx was formidable:

A highlight was the battle between skirmish units:

Anti-elephant artillery (was fairly disappointing):

In the end, after 11 game turns, the Carthaginians took their objectives & broke the phalanx:

….next time…..

Prince Rupert of the Rhine27 Jun 2021 3:28 a.m. PST

Nice game. It's good to see 20mm ancients. I see a few Newline in there I love Newline's 20mm ancient and have a sizeable army of them myself.

DOUGKL27 Jun 2021 1:48 p.m. PST

Very nice looking figures.

FierceKitty27 Jun 2021 7:16 p.m. PST

Why the Zulus?

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2021 3:34 a.m. PST

Wow, another great looking game!!!! thumbs up thumbs up
I love seeing what games you have run.



Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2021 5:11 a.m. PST

Thanks, John.

The Pyrrhics are a w-i-p. I'm wating for Linear A to release its Pyrrhus set so I can add 1 or maybe 2 more phalanxes.

And the Zvesda Nellies would clearly like another BG of Newline Nellies for company.

Erzherzog Johann28 Jun 2021 11:54 p.m. PST


Prince Rupert of the Rhine29 Jun 2021 12:05 a.m. PST

Zulus I'm guessing is a sarcastic reference to the Numidians being painted in dark skin tones. Numidians were a Berber people and should really be lightly tanned rather than dark skinned.

Erzherzog Johann29 Jun 2021 1:52 a.m. PST

OK. I agree, Numidians shouldn't be like sub-Saharan Africans but I think "Zulu" is a bit harsh . . .

Prince Rupert of the Rhine29 Jun 2021 2:24 a.m. PST

I agree with you John the OP posted up a nice battle report. I find it a bit sad that someone can look at the OPs efforts and only find one negative comment to make about it.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2021 2:48 a.m. PST

I'm not offended.

The comment was a tad sarcastic but I guess valid enough.

In my "defence", I should say they aren't quite that dark: photography/lighting seems to have darkened them somewhat.

Also, my plan was to make their Numidian allies distinct from the Carthaginians.

And finally, I didn't know until after I'd painted them that Berber people &, say, Southern Italians aren't that different.

At any rate, thanks for the support but not needed. The criticism should perhaps have been less harshly worded but it was valid enough which I'm sure was the intent.

Maxshadow31 Jul 2021 7:47 a.m. PST

Lovely looking table of minis Ochoin.

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