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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Stand Off At Strontium

Bikkagernand Baldinus again locked horns, a small probe by Bikkagern was met by a similar force if Romans.
Neither side was eager to make the first move, the Romans were first to break the deadlock, the Equiete charging the Goth cavalry on the Roman right. Over on the Roman left the Moors goaded the Goth noble cavalry with javelin showers while themselves coming under fire from Goth foot archers. The Goth nobles were content to weather the storm while the casualties mounted on the Moors.
Meanwhile the Goth cavalry finally got the better of their Roman adversaries, themselves being severely reduced retired and let fresh troops take their place in the line.They in turn were charged by the other Roman cavalry again the same result occurred while over on the left the Moors finally broke.
The Roman infantry were now left with no cavalry support but their flanks were protect by the rough terrain either side, they could not risk an advance and leave their flanks in the air, even though the Goth cavalry had been severely mauled.
The Goths were not keen to attack the Romans frontally so a Mexican stand off ensued, the Romans would attempt to melt away at night fall it was decided.
Some pictures of the action/inaction follow.



The Goth incursion will continue next month with the last game of 2019 here at OHQ, when we will be using To The Strongest rules to decide the outcome.

TTFN

24 comments:

  1. Lovely looking game.
    I have a bunch of late Romans that I'm hoping to get some paint on over the next few months, inspiration duly noted.

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    1. Thank you Paul. I shall look forward to seeing your Romans, but beware you can never have enough Romans ;~)

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    2. Goths, you mean you can never have enough Goths!

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    3. I think I have over 100 to do at the moment. Better get cleaning up.....

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    4. Well I suppose one needs as many as one can get to take on the might of Rome.

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  2. Great game. Beautiful photos 8)

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  3. Lovely looking battle Phil, looking forward to the next installment 👍

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    1. Thanks Matt. Looking forward to the next one too, May be a slow one, first game of TtS since 2016!

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    2. Not my favourite rules but I know some love them 🤔

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    3. Really enjoyed the game, even though I did get all my elephants killed.
      Need to try something different, I think this game came to an impasse because we knew what the result would be if either of us attacked.

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  4. Lovely units. The animation within each base is superb.

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  5. Great game and beautiful figures. It's time to send those Goths packing.

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    1. Thank you George. There was a good chance I may have if they had deigned to attack, I certainly wasn't :~)

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  6. Grand game for we Goths I thought, rubbishing the Woman's cavalry!

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  7. Lovely looking Romans and Goths,pity about the Mexican standoff!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, should have bought along the cataphracts I think.

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  8. A lovely looking game Phil...
    I suppose you can’t win them all....;-)

    I do like the 3rd Century Romans... I must sort mine out and get some Sassanids painted...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly. You can't win at all is more apt for me I fear.

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