| BigRedBat ||23 May 2016 3:18 p.m. PST|
Here are some shots of Dr. Phil Hendry's super Middle Imperial Roman and Sassanid collections in a game we played on Saturday at Partizan.
Circesium is based on a fictitious battle in Harry Sidebottom's second Ballista novel. We had Harry along to ensure fair play!
Phil built the city wall, too. We were able to fight the battle twice; one Roman victory, one score draw.
There's more on t'blog, including pics of some of the protagonists and a few of the other Partizan games.
|LEGION 1950 ||23 May 2016 4:02 p.m. PST|
Simon, great game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers Mike Adams
|princeman ||23 May 2016 6:39 p.m. PST|
Really impressive. Simple but impressive terrain and wonderful figures. Bravo!!
|clifblkskull ||23 May 2016 9:09 p.m. PST|
Very nice game.
Phil did great on terrain and figs.
I have played your rules a few times now.
Very good game.
|rct75001||23 May 2016 10:56 p.m. PST|
Looked spectacular in the flesh. Phil's figures are alive with his painting. Also great to meet the Aventine guys (and collect a small ! Package)
|The Very Last Word on TMP||24 May 2016 12:03 a.m. PST|
To The Strongest games never fail to impress me, always very spectacular and some fantastic painting on display.This was up there with all the others.
| BigRedBat ||24 May 2016 12:03 a.m. PST|
Thanks all! The game looked great; everything minuature and base was completed to the same high standard. It was super to have the Aventine chaps along, too. They were kind enough to design a lovely give-away Ballista mini, of which more anon!
|Craig Ambler ||24 May 2016 4:33 a.m. PST|
Great terrain and figures there. I especially appreciate the feeling of space shown.
Thanks for sharing
|mollinary||24 May 2016 7:51 a.m. PST|
Lovely figures, an absolute joy to play with. Cataphracts, camels, elephants, legionaries with clubs, what a feast! And my legionaries got to eat elephant steaks for supper. Many thanks to all involved in laying it on.
|Captain Cook||24 May 2016 10:41 a.m. PST|
@ Mollinary, OK don't rub it in ;-)
Indeed a real privilege to be able to take part in such a splendid spectacle, and yes I did get a copy of the rules :-)
|mollinary||24 May 2016 12:32 p.m. PST|
Apologies for celebrating one of my rare successes! It was a pleasure meeting you, and seeing how all sorts of things I wasn't used to (elephants, camels, cataphracts) worked (or didn't) in TtS. I hope you enjoyed the system, I never cease to be amazed as to how quickly and smoothly it plays, even with inexperienced players like me!
It also felt very odd playing a two front game, with someone on my flank before we even started. I must confess, after my first two draws of the Ace of Hearts, I was never confident, but that pre game human sacrifice obviously paid off in the end!
|Bindon Blood||24 May 2016 12:59 p.m. PST|
Lovely looking game, but I much prefer AD to CE….
|Mithridates||24 May 2016 3:13 p.m. PST|
Great looking game Simon, good to see the author was there to give encouragement to Rome. The skirmishing bases look the part, handy to see how they appear in 'real life' as mine are still in the pile.
|colin knight||25 May 2016 1:43 a.m. PST|
Fantastic looking battle. Love the colourful figures against desert background. Lovely painted figures.
Must get out of the garden and get back to painting :)
| BigRedBat ||25 May 2016 1:51 a.m. PST|
Thanks chaps- Phil's collection is lovely. I really liked the unusual light cavalry and infantry sabot bases.
|Captain Cook||25 May 2016 6:36 a.m. PST|
Mollinary said, "I hope you enjoyed the system"
Certainly did, reading through the rules since Sunday evening. Have to say they are one of if not, the, most clearly written rule set I have owned.
| BigRedBat ||25 May 2016 7:56 a.m. PST|
My golly, Capn, thanks for that! :-) I'm in the very early stages of producing a fantasy version based on the same engine which I hope will be even clearer.
|Snowcat||31 May 2016 6:01 a.m. PST|
Thanks for showing. Have to agree re the basing used – really makes a difference.