Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Hail Caesar in FOW Cauldron
v. Mike's Gauls.
To adapt the FOW Cauldron mission to Hail Caesar we just substituted a camp for the objectives (and used an 8x6 table). The camp rules were: Defenders +1 defence. Attackers no charge bonus. All troops fight as if in open order (but don't count as skirmishing in break tests even if they are skirmishers). Long spears & cavalry disordered.
The Gauls still had 2 of their 4 divisions unbroken, but their chance of taking the camp had passed. Their chariots were neutralised by the elephants in an interesting but indecisive side show on the far flank. Their cavalry had been weakened by their pinning attacks on the spearmen and was clearly no match for the remaining Carthaginians. The Gauls conceeded.
The chariot/elephant face off, though a sideshow, was fascinating. Love these rules.