Monday, 28 November 2016

Rome vs Carthage 218BC

The "Fab Four" were in Northern Italy last night,fighting Republican Romans against the might of Hannibal's Carthaginians.


Scenario and table before any movement-Graham commanded the Celtic Roman Allies,and I commanded the Legions,whilst Brian took charge of the Carthaginian Celts,and Paul was the Great man himself-Hannibal!!


Brian and Graham "kicked off" the game by moving towards the river with their Celtic contingents,whilst in the centre......................


A more sedate approach was adopted by Paul,who "peppered" the defending Hastati with his Spanish and Numidian skirmishers-those Elephants are getting too close for my liking!!!


On the left of the Roman line,Paul has put in a furious attack on the earthworks,putting me under pressure-the swine!!!!


Brian and Graham are still slogging it out over the river crossing-great stuff!!


A volley of Pila has seen off the Elephants,who have gone beserk and stampeded off towards the river-hurrah!!!-as long as Paul doesn't send his Spanish against the earthworks,I'll be ok!!!


Oh Hell,he did and I'm not!!!!-the Hastati broke and ran-decimation for you my fine little fellows!!!-My supporting Princepes fared no better against the Spanish,and things are not looking too good.

Everything has been put into the river melee,now,and Graham is losing!-to prevent his Celts from "retiring" he put his commander into the fray,only to get him killed!!!-the whole flank then collapsed-woe is us!!


On the other flank,Paul has managed to get his warbands over the defences,and I am now under a real threat of total collapse!!!-double woe is me!



One final shot showing the situation at the end of move number 13!!-unlucky for some!!!!
This was a good game,full of tense moments,and played in a grand spirit-well done lads.
Roll on next Sunday,probably 7YW 40mm.








































8 comments:

  1. John,
    Missed you lads at Middlesbrough.

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    1. Hi Robbie,we missed you too!!-Nobody could make the show except Brian and I,and after the last "participation Game" we were knackered,so the thought of us "oldies" doing it again was too much-I've read your report,and it loooks like we missed a good one,cheers,johnc

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  2. It has to be said Pauls "Gloating" when Grahams Commander was slain was a bit much but wish I could Dance like him!!!!!

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    1. Brian,with a bit of practice,you could dance like Jagger!!!!
      johnc

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  3. Marvellous looking game there....

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    1. Hi Springinsfeld,good to hear from you again,it's getting more and more difficult to think of interesting and exciting scenarios-I keep appealing for help from the "lads" but nothing has materialised yet-I live in hope!!
      johnc

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  4. Brian anyone who has superman suibii at 14s and still uses his leader deserves to be slain lol

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  5. How did he manage to get himself into such a situation???

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