Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Hail Caesar 23/11/11
We decided to give Steve's beautiful Sarmatian Cataphracts a run. We didn't have the right troops for a full Samartan army, so we went Dacian with Samartan allies. The armies are from the HC Book of Lists. The Dacians don't quite conform having more cavalry than is kosher, but we weren't going to leave them in the box on that account.
Through chance or design both sides advanced first on the near side of the table. The first contact was some skirmishing round the woods, then the cats charged over the ridge at the RH legion.
On the other flank, the Roman light troops could only play for time against the Samartans. Left of centre, the 2nd legion advanced as the Dacians dithered.
Having taking the camp a victory condition made a good finish - I think much better than slugging away to the last division.