Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Imperial Alexander vs. Ceasar Romans Part Deux

Last night at game night Dave and I had a rematch of our two Impetus armies. Both of our armies were identical to what we used in the previous match. Here's the initial setup
Note the two Persian archer units in the bush on the Macedonian side (left side). This is rather important later.

Here is after the first turn.
The two lines start moving towards each other, with the Macedonian right flank surging forward to smite the tyrannical Romans!

Here is the second turn.
The Macedonian elephant hits and knocks back a Legion!

Here is the third turn.
Oh, wait a sec. Where's the Macedonian right flank?!? Having reached it's break point, they decided to pack it in and go home. Those two units of Persian archers I made note of at the start, I should have assigned one of them to this flank thereby raising the break point by one. Ergo I would have lasted at least another turn. A vital lesson to use next time.

And here is the last shot a turn or two before the end.
The two main front lines have crashed together with the end result being some casualties and some pushing and shoving. On the Macedonian right flank, the Romans start to envelop. From this point it was only a matter of losing a single unit till the Macedonians broke.

An entertaining game and I look forward to trying out some other armies (maybe Pyrrhic) against Dave.

On my painting table I have a couple Full Thrust units done, just need to get some pics taken and a unit of Companion cavalry nearing completion. After this is the baggage train base for my Impetus army.

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