"Severan Rome vs. the Kingdom of Armenia." Topic
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| timurilank ||17 Sep 2016 4:02 a.m. PST|
Armenia is next in the series of eastern enemies of the Severan period. These were interesting games in which Armenia made use of an allied contingent.
Next week, Parthia.
|Durban Gamer||17 Sep 2016 4:41 a.m. PST|
Lovely games, Robert. Maybe the Armenians needed to do more wide flanking with Light Horse!
|nnascati ||17 Sep 2016 1:10 p.m. PST|
I recall (I'm 65), an old Sword and Sandal movie from te late 50s or early 60s, that actually had the Romans fighting in Armenia. I think the star was Jeff Chandler.
| timurilank ||17 Sep 2016 2:39 p.m. PST|
I like using light horse to wide flanking moves, but there are times when LH is best kept close as a reserve.
When the enemy is strong in blade or spear and the terrain placement require an exceptionally high usage of pips to circumvent.
I have just play tested the revised campaign rule set using Alani as the invader against the Kingdom of Bosporus. The Alani LH were in their element.
| timurilank ||17 Sep 2016 2:41 p.m. PST|
I have seen a lot of Italian Sword and Sandal films including a number of Greek, Romanian and Bulgarian productions but I do not recall seeing one with Jeff Chandler.
I do recall the "Fall of the Roman Empire" with Stephen Boyd as a Roman fighting against Armenians and Persians in that 60's film.
|nnascati ||17 Sep 2016 3:06 p.m. PST|
I may be wrong about Jeff Chandler, but it definitely was not a big budget film like "Fall".
|Chazzmak||21 Sep 2016 11:11 a.m. PST|
Jeff Chandler in Sign of the Pagan. Enemy was Attila the Hun and it involved some convoluted plot about a conspiracy between the Byzantine Emperor and Attila to overthrow the Western Empire. Don't think the battles took place in Armenia though