Monday, July 18, 2016

Romans vs Macedonians again

A close-up of Martin's phalanx.

It's actually been eleven months since we played a game of our Dux-Bellorum-Impetus mash-up, so since Martin got a few more bases of pikes painted, we decided we would haul some metal this week.

The scenario was a pretty straight-forward one, with a relatively flat battlefield broken only by three hills. Both sides deployed with the heavy infantry to the far end of the table, leaving the skirmishers and cavalry to contest the other flank.

As the infantry plodded towards each other for the clash, a fierce battle would rage in the low ground between the two hills.

As the battle reached its climax, casualty markers and dice littered the field... In the end both sides were out of Leadership Points, and were close to morale check point, and there was still no clear winner. We decided that honour had been satisfied, and retired discussing further projects.


Ray Rousell said...

Looks a great game.

Ray Rousell said...

Looks a great game.

Rodger said...

Looks fantastic!

Phil said...

Great pictures, looks splendid!

captain arjun said...

Thanks, gents.

SteveHolmes11 said...

Great pictures, and a fine looking game.

Which elements of Dux Bellorum and Impetus are used?
(Could be scope for another blog page there, unless it's an old one that I've forgotten).

captain arjun said...

I don't think I have posted on how exactly we mashed up the two games... I guess I regarded it as a work-in-progress thing, but frankly we haven't really changed the rules for a while now.

I'll write a post over this weekend if I can then. :)