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Drusilla199815 Dec 2015 9:04 a.m. PST

We will be playing an Art De La Guerre ancients battle today. Using 25mm armies, and fielding 300 pts armies. Two players per side, with each player commanding two corps of troops. battle report later today.


drgarlic15 Dec 2015 12:56 p.m. PST

I look forward to the battle report.

Who asked this joker15 Dec 2015 2:11 p.m. PST

Would love to hear your impressions of the game…the good, the bad etc. Looking forward to the report.

aynsley68316 Dec 2015 6:18 a.m. PST

This was played at Fall in where they had about 20 players in a ADLG 25mm tournament.

Who asked this joker16 Dec 2015 8:34 a.m. PST

aynsley683. your link does not seem to work for me anyway.

mbsparta16 Dec 2015 9:38 a.m. PST

Lou …What armies are fighting??

Mike B

aynsley68316 Dec 2015 5:26 p.m. PST

Joker you're right it doesn't seem to be working, try this-


It may be because one needs to be a member of the ADLG yahoo forum, as its in the files section there. If so will see if I can put a copy of the file elsewhere and get a link for that.
At Fall In they had a large 600point Roman v early Germans one night for anyone to join in.

aynsley68316 Dec 2015 5:27 p.m. PST

No sorry I'm not sure what's goin on with the link.

Diocletian28416 Dec 2015 5:58 p.m. PST

I am looking forward to reading more reports of this game. I have the rules and read through them a few times and have observed some games at Fall In convention in November. I have also watched some videos on Youtube.

It does seem like it is a game growing in popularity here in USA. I might be joining in at an upcoming game convention if ADLG is run there.

Drusilla199817 Dec 2015 4:23 a.m. PST

We did play the ADLG battle, using 15mm armies. We decided to try using armies that aren't usually played, for various reasons. We used Sumerians, first army list in the rules book. The other army was Aztecs, which even though, is over 3000 years later, technologically, weapons are very similar. Since neither army is used often, we decided to use both in this battle.

The battlefield was restricted by terrain on both flanks, so this was to be a frontal bloody affair. Both Armies deployed four commands across, with the Aztecs having 37 units, with Medium Swordsmen as the standard unit. They are also armed with the Atlatl, which is a throwing stick, represented in ADLG as a Javelin, which is a missle weapon. Intersperced between the Swordsmen were the AElite of the army,(Jaguar Knights, Priests), armed with 2HW, Elite. Skirmishers were in front and on the flanks as usual.

The Sumerian army is predominently Spearmen, both heavy and Medium. However, at least 50% are Mediocre! The Sumerians were deployed in such a way, that all the mediocre Spearmen were in a 2nd line. Because there were 9 Mediocre Spearmen units, it actually shortened the Sumerian front line and they were overlapped by the Aztecs right off the bat.

All of the Sumerian Chariots,(Battle Wagons), were on their right flank and this is one of the advantages of the Sumerian army over the Aztecs.

The Sumerians were to get the first turn and decided to take a defensive posture, but on their left flank, they were trying to get the 2nd line of Spearmen deployed. however, there was a lack of Command Points and were not able to do so.

The Aztecs rushed straight at the Sumerians, with very little maneuvering. On turn two, the Aztecs were in close shooting range for the Atlatl, so unleashed 10 shots, hitting 5 times. Very good shooting and two of the hits were on the Sumerian chariots, which was to have a devastating effect.

The two armies closed to Hand to hand on turn three and it was obvious from the beginning, that the 2HW units were just slicing through the Sumerian Spearmen units and the Sumerian Chariots did very poorly and were virtually destroyed in two turns.

The Sumerians were never able to redeploy its reserves, before the army broke and routed. A complete and utter victory for the Aztecs, whose superior troop quality played a major part in the victory.

Hopefully, there will be pictures shortly.

A great battle and a great rules set, which has similarities to the DBX system, in the basing and as well as the troop stand, being the unit. Units take multiple hits before being destroyed, which is similar to FoG, so the rules have similarities to several sets of rules. You could say that ADLG has taken the better aspects of other rules and implemented them in these rules. IMHO

Our next battle will feature a Roman Army.



Who asked this joker17 Dec 2015 10:12 a.m. PST


Same thing. It's because irt is yahoo I am sure. I am not a member of the group.

Thanks anyway,


aynsley68317 Dec 2015 6:47 p.m. PST

Joker on most Wednesday evenings you will find a ADLG going on at Huzzah nowadays if you are interested. They are very welcoming and will be willing to explain/teach you should you wish.
I can't usually get in most wed nowadays, as our little club just moved from game parlour when it closed.

BombAlleyVet8221 Dec 2015 1:36 a.m. PST

We've just recently played 225pts Macedonians v Syracusan Greek battle. We use 6mm armies. I don't know if I missed something but there doesn't seem to be any bonus when firing elite missile units (ie Cretan bowmen) so it seems a waste of time paying for that kind of unit. Any thoughts? The rules are brilliant BTW and went down really well at my club.

Drusilla199821 Dec 2015 4:46 a.m. PST

An Elite shooter get a +1, when rolling a 1-2-3,on the die roll, while shooting. At first it doesn't appear to be worth the extra points cost for Elites, but it actually is a great bonus.

BombAlleyVet8221 Dec 2015 7:16 a.m. PST

Thanks for that Drusilla. Obviously I wasn't looking hard enough!

Maxshadow02 Jan 2016 4:21 p.m. PST

Very much enjoyed the read Lou thanks. Were the Sumerians unlucky or at a disadvantage?

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