Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Baldinus Minimus Mortuus Est

 Following the untimely death of Baldinus Maximus, the throne has been claimed by his son Baldinus Minimus, however Bicclius Magnus AKA Et Argentum Vulpes has been raised to the purple by the northern legions and is marching on Rome with a contingent of Goth allies. Baldinus is also on the march north, the two sides have met at the pass of Rawnsla.

Baldinus has positioned his forces between the high ground on his right and the wooded but boggy ground on his left. Battle is soon joined, the forces of Bicclius weathering the storm of javelins, arrows and ballista bolts been thrown at them. Fighting is fierce, no quarter asked and none given, at first things appeared to be going well for the young emperors forces, but slowly the tide started to turn with many units being pushed back. The forces of the emperor had started to turn the fight around when disaster struck, the young emperor was seen to topple backwards clutching at a Goth arrow protruding from his throat. News of the new emperors demise quickly spread and his forces lost heart and put themselves at the mercy of Bicclius Magnus their new emperor.

Not many photos I'm afraid the light was not being kind today, we will turn the table around next time to see if it will improve things.

A Goth warband of Bicclius in combat with Baldinus's Equites Singulares
Bicclius's noble Goth cavalry in combat with Baldinus's heavy cavalry
Rival legions engage in bloody combat
Rival Goth cavalry engage
A Goth warband of Bicclius turns the flank.


Short and sweet I'm afraid. Until next time......

TTFN & KBO


26 comments:

  1. Terrific looking ancients game - the figures are brilliant. For a moment I thought it was DBA but the tag says NT rules. Cheers, Michael

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments. They are based on Impetus size bases, I like them as you can group the figures nicely. We also play To the Strongest occasionally so they are ideal for those rules

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  2. Excellent table and troops Phil.

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  3. Splendid looking battle Phil reminds me to get on with some of my late romans 👍

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    1. Reminds me that my 28mm ancients have not been out in years!

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    2. Thank you Matt. Crack on with those late Romans

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    3. Sounds like they are due an outing then Jonathan 🙂

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  4. Battle photos look terrific to me.

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    1. Thank you Jonathan, they are a little blurred as I had to become a contortionist to get the light to fall right.

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  5. Wonderful game! Your collection is a joy to behold! I shall endeavour to hold onto the throne now!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the game and eventual victory. Hold tight🙂

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  6. Very nice looking game there Phil.... Wonderful looking figures. Well done indeed!

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  7. Beautiful looking game Phil!

    Christopher

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  8. Very sweet indeed Phil…
    A lovely looking game and a lovely looking collection.
    All the best. Aly.

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  9. What a splendid late Roman collection!
    Cheers
    Matt

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  10. Lovely looking late Romans and Goths!
    Best Iain

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