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TMPWargamerabbit20 Aug 2011 9:43 a.m. PST

Very enjoyable COE game at David's. With the third COE game completed, the rule differences from WAB 2.0 shaking out, we matched up 4500 point Republican Roman army against the defenders of the eastern Med….a Later Seleucid army.

Battle report post at:
wargamerabbit.wordpress.com …under the Warren news-gaming or the Outside warren games tabs.

Romans had a tough game all day. Seemed the Seleucid cavalry chased around the Roman flank cavalry, the sarissa (pikes) pushed and won their fights on 1st rounds, thus avoiding the expert swordsmen rules, and the dreaded scythed chariot found un-drilled hastati to munch on.

Cataphracts had a big day…..crashing into stunned Romans wondering how that much armor could move….let along swing a xyston and sword. Even the Eastern archers won their private flank battle with hordes of Roman Leves skirmishers. Battle crazed Thracians, with Roman armor cracking rhomphaia, won their fights.

Best game news….the massive Seleucid levy miniature blocks never saw combat. Just looked massive and dumb, cheering on the rest of the army.

The Romans spent their evening hours soaking their wounded pride in the baths.

Monthly games at David's on 1st weekend, Long Beach CA.

Cheers

WR

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