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smacdowall Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2022 11:33 a.m. PST

Another fantastic Battle Day organised by the Society of Ancients.
My Comitatus game saw the Goths defeat the Romans in a hard fought action.

Bolingar23 Mar 2022 1:08 p.m. PST

Wish I'd been there!

D6 Junkie23 Mar 2022 2:54 p.m. PST


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2022 5:05 p.m. PST

Very nice Simon!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2022 5:49 p.m. PST


I love this period, this pic makes it look like the Romans are using muskets!!!

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2022 6:52 p.m. PST

What is it supposed to be?

GurKhan24 Mar 2022 4:09 a.m. PST

dragon6, it's the smoke from the grass fires that Simon mentions in the blog.

I was involved in the 28mm DBMM game on the day, and can confirm that it was an excellent day that everyone seemed to enjoy. Thanks to Simon for the introductory talk, as well as to Richard Lockwood et al for organizing it all.

JPChris56 Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2022 1:51 a.m. PST

Second or third or fourth the sentiment. Simon always puts on a good game. I thought those small bases with the pebbles or stones were an interesting addition. Status markers of some sort, I guess.

I hope that one day, someone can do some kind of YouTube or other social media "film" of Battle Day. I think Society members as well as non-members would really enjoy and benefit to see on of these annual events condensed to a 10-20 minute "movie."

Next year's engagement has been chosen. It is Second Mantinea, so plenty of hoplites to go around!


smacdowall Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2022 6:45 a.m. PST

Yes grass fires started by the Goths who were favoured by a wind from the West. Cut visibility and temporary morale effect on the Romans. Ammianus tells us that the Goths did this and it discomforted the Romans who had just completed a 22 km march on a blisteringly hot day.
And Yes again, the pebbles mark disruption points, the small bases holding them help to keep things in order

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