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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2021 3:09 a.m. PST

Somewhere in the province of Gallia, two Roman forces clashed:

Artorius, Dux Britanniarum, wished to seize "the purple" & led his forces towards Rome:


Sebastianus, Comes Gallia, was tasked to stop him:




Just to make things interesting, a force of Ostrogothic foederati were not sure who to support:

And a raiding party of Visigoths added to the possibilities"

The game is tomorrow as a final play test for my rules, "A Tribute of Spears'. Four of my pals will each command a faction with differing objectives & victory points.

I'll umpire. Should be an exciting tussle.

Figures are HaT, Italeri plastics & Tumbling Dice metals

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2021 6:47 a.m. PST

Excellent looking game. Thanks for sharing. I have a lot of these figures in 20mm as well but they look nowhere near as nice.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2021 7:32 a.m. PST

Yes, great looking game and miniatures. A Late Roman civil war? Which one? Those people were like Itchy and Scratchy.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2021 8:24 a.m. PST

Nice figs. Thanks.

Legionarius18 Sep 2021 10:51 a.m. PST

Very nice! I like those 1/72 figures.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2021 5:29 a.m. PST

The game has been fought, won & lost & it was possibly the best wargame I've ever been in.

As a civil war, each participant was as devious, untrustworthy & treacherous as possible & the twists & turns meant the game progressed in an entirely unexpected manner.

After deployment, the two Late Roman forces faced off in the south wit the Goths entering from the north:

Unexpectedly, the usurper's forces adopted a defensive posture whilst the defenders attacked aggressively:


The heart of each Roman force were the heavy infantry supported by numerous cavalry:



There were all sorts of bonus victory points to be gained by committing mayhem – burning down villas:

But wide flanking movements were the order of the day:



The best moment of the game came quite early when the Ostrogoths, advancing on Artorius' forces were attacked by Huns allied to Sebastianus. A "friendly fire" incident that caused them to swop sides.

No one knew who to trust when the two Roman sides dropped their antagonism & turned on the Goths:



In the final turn of the game the Ostrogothic leader, Odoacer, was killed.

Gaming does not get any better.

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