The Random Ramblings Of A Wargamer And Painter (OHQ Painting Service) Of Associated Miniatures





Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Bikkagern Triumphant!

After two consecutive defeats the Goth Bikkagern aka The Viper finally bested his Roman adversaries on the field of Rawnsla today.
Both sides advanced warily, vying for the better position whilst both sides missile troops harassed each others, missile fire cannot win battles so close combat was eventually joined.
Both sides troops refusing to give way, despite their armour, the Roman troops were gradually worn down and although they were causing the Goths to check their morale on several occasions, the Goth warriors refused to give way.
With only two units remaining and another close to being annihilated, the Romans conceded victory to the Goths and sued for terms.
Some pictures from the engagement follow






We used Neil Thomas's Ancient and Medieval Wargaming rules with some additions and suggestions from folk on the Yahoo group.
On the table you can see figures from A and A Miniatures, Aventine, Footsore, Foundry and Gripping Beast. The mansio and statue are from Grand Manner the tree bases from Charlie Foxtrot Models whilst the fir trees are Noch and the odd deciduous trees are from Last Valley.

TTFN

22 comments:

  1. The figure painting is quite exceptional!

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    1. Thank you, the fine merchandise available certainly helps.

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  3. Gorgeous looking figures and scenery and lovely flags too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, the flags and indeed the shield transfers are of course from the excellent LBMS.

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  4. Excellent game! Very spectacularly

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  5. Beautiful game and stunning figures.

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    1. Thank you George. Rome will return triumphant in due course :~)

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  6. Super game I thought Phil. The extra base of Goth archers certainly helped me whittle down the Romans.

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    1. Certainly better whittlers than the Roman Sagittari for sure.

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    1. Thank you Matt, look forward to your next venture into the ancient world.

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  8. Wonderful looking game - which rules did you use, if I may ask?

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  9. Why thank Utgaard. We used Ancient and Medieval Wargames rules by Neil Thomas, we like them a lot, it gives the feel of what our idea of an ancient battle should be like.

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    1. Ah thank you Phil - thought something like Impetus, because of the bases ;-)

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    2. Impetus bases are ideal for ancients, no squares, columns etc. to consider. You may notice the grid on the mat, ready to play To The Strongest when I have more units done.

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