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Monday 20 May 2019

Roma Victrix

Having had a splendid time at Partizan yesterday we were both enthused for our planned Romans v Goths game, using my amended Neil Thomas rules as mentioned in a previous post.
They gave a most enjoyable game with the advantage swinging both ways, however I had altered the Victory Without Quarter firing rules to reflect that we were firing bows and chucking javelins, I had taken this to far and it made shooting way too feeble. We both agreed changes for the next outing, I had also tinkered with morale adding in routs and extra morale tests, these changes really lost the essence of Neil's rules so again these will be stripped back for next time. We also found that some of the close combats lasted way too long, I will look at changes there too, although this was not just due to my changes as they can linger with Neil's rules as written. The main change I wanted was to cut down casualty book keeping, this change did indeed work well, which I was pleased with.
Below are some game pictures with a brief synopsis of how the game played at the bottom.
The Goth Attack Begins

The View From The Roman Infantry Ranks

The Roman Line Braces Itself

A Close Combat Ensues

Baldinus And His Cavalry Look On

Th Fighting Escalates

The Ferocious Moors And Goth Gentry Battle it Out And Out And Out

The Roman Auxiliaries Days Are Numbered

Baldinus Shores Up The Left Flank
  With the Goths right besting the Romans and an impasse on the left and centre Biccagern lead an headlong charge against the Roman cataphracts with his nobles, success would surely turn the battle in the Goths favour. The gods however were not with him this day and he fell victim to a Roman kontos, the Goths lost heart at this and several fled the field, the remnants not being strong enough in number to best the remaining Romans retired in good order from the field. The Romans too exhausted themselves let them go peacefully.

Quia Tunc Vale

Friday 17 May 2019


Poor Erik, I knew him well, unfortunately Erik did not know Olaf better.
I decided that my Viking leader needed a more imposing base so I dug out a 50mm base and added a dead Jim or Erik in this instance.
Olaf is from Footsore Miniatures and Eric from Wargames Foundry, the base as ever from Warbases.


Wednesday 15 May 2019

More Sword And Spear Types

Not going to Carronade enabled me to complete the Goth cavalry unit sooner than anticipated.

Footsore Miniatures

So on Monday we will be doing a Roman v Goth bash. While chatting with Dave over at GHQ the other day, the conversation came around to Clarence Harrison's Victory Without Quarter rules. I like the mechanisms in these and I thought we could incorporate them in our S and S games to cut down on casualty recording. Over breakfast and lunch yesterday I incorporated them in to our Neil Thomas rework so will give them a try Monday.

I am getting close to " completing", (yes the "C" word) the Roman British v Saxon project so my thoughts have been turning to the dark age Ireland project. I have had some test figures painted for a while and finally decided how I was going to base the project so got them based up.

Footsore Miniatures

Hope to be popping across to Partizan on Sunday it looks to be another cracker looking at the list of games.


Tuesday 7 May 2019

Dark Age Additions

I have completed some skirmishers for both sides of my Post Roman Britain collection. Figures from Footsore Miniatures, bases Warbases, tufts and flowers Gamers Grass and Debris of War. Decorated shields LBMS transfers.

No game this week due to the Bank Holiday and the trip up to Scotland for Carronade later this week. See you there perhaps, a great show I heartily recommend.


Friday 3 May 2019

Goth General

Goth is from Footsore Miniatures, not sure it's on general release yet and an A & A Miniatures unfortunate Roman.

Next up some skirmishers for the Dark Ages Britain collection.