Friday, November 18, 2011
Hail Caesar 18/11/11
We used the new book to make up two three division armies. All pics are taken from behind the Pune's right. The Gauls have cavalry on their right (4 medium & 1 small light), and infantry left and centre (4 warbands & 1 or 2 small slingers). The Punes have Spanish on their left (3 Scutari in captured Roman gear + 1 Ligurian light inf & 2 small slinger skirmishers), African infantry in the centre (2 long spear phalanxes, 2 Numidian light infantry & 2 small bow skirmisher) and cavalry on the right (4 medium & 2 light all small units).
On the Punic right, the cavalry pinned the Gauls down while shifting part of their force left to help the centre.
Yet another very enjoyable Hail Caesar battle. There were the usual wild swings of fortune, but the more experienced Punic command had a sound plan that prevailed. This was fairly small battle, with just 3 divisions, each with at least 4 non-skirmisher units, totalling about 380 pts each, but it was enough for 2 players to have a good game in about 2 hours after set up.