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l'Art de la Guerre

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madaxeman03 Dec 2016 4:36 p.m. PST

Central London Wargames Club is a hotbed of ADLG action, with a club league running with over 30 players and keen players looking to enter many events around the UK and Europe. But we also host the club in a pub with a curry-cooking chef who lets us use the room for occasional Sunday events, and so, with Warfare in reading only offering an initial dozen places for ADLG and many people not managing to get in, the idea of Madaxeman.com Central London Invitational One Day L'Art de la Guerre Tournament running on the Sunday before Warfare was born.

As co-umpire and results collator in chief, my ability to play lengthy in-depth games was obviously going to be limited and so the idea of using a decisive army rose to the top of the pile – and clambering to the top of the top of the steaming pile was a classic, unusable in FoG but with moments of occasional event-winning greatness in DBM – the Dacians.

Fresh from drinking a pina colada at Trader Vics, those barbarian scallywags from the land of Dracula, the Dacians, therefore touched down in Central London for 3 games of Roman-period themed L'Art de la Guerre goodness.

Marvel at how this usually somewhat underpowered army performs against Mithradates, Rome and the Germanic Tribes in three punchy and to the point match reports, complete with the usual smattering of captions and other tosh.

Read the reports here on my site, then make sure to come back here to add your comments!

idontbelieveit Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2016 4:50 p.m. PST

Awesome as usual!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2016 5:22 p.m. PST

Very nice AARs!

Mithridates03 Dec 2016 11:55 p.m. PST

Enjoyed the AAR's very much, thanks.

Dacians and Pontics my 2 favourite armies hacking away at each other!

I was a little concerned Dacians would be a 'dog' under ADLG but am relieved to see they made it 2 out of 3. Replaying Chaeronea 86 BC on Sunday next large 28mm game using ADLG. About 300 points a side.

So whot is the idea of Cockney slang…….?

madaxeman05 Dec 2016 10:09 a.m. PST

I think it came from the idea that the Dacians were sort of Romanians, which then gets you fairly easily to Werewolves, and then, almost before you know it you are at Mornington Crescent..

Nik Gaukroger05 Dec 2016 1:08 p.m. PST

How quickly depends on what variation(s) you are using of course.

goragrad05 Dec 2016 7:29 p.m. PST

Interesting as usual.

Madan Mitra06 Dec 2016 5:48 a.m. PST

Great read Tim, thanks.

Also liked hearing the elephant discussion while I was painting, will listen to the rest as I do some more painting (good idea that).

Between you and Phil On Ancients I have been inspired to do my own Battle Report using 15mm ancient proxies for The Battle Of Pelenor Fields usuing my Friends home brewed LADG LOTR additions.

We'll be playing at Ilford Wargames Club on the 18th December between 9am and 6pm and will make it as epic as I can, then Photo and write up a report, can't wait….if anyone wants to come down for a coffee and chat you will more than welcome.

Rgds
Madan

mad monkey 1 Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 11:44 a.m. PST

Enjoyable as always. Thanks.

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member07 Dec 2016 7:31 a.m. PST

Good Zevonia value there Madaxeman! Nicely done all round :)

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