Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Hail Caesar: Rome v. Mithradates
Steve & Mike commanded Mike's new Marian Roman army against Jim & Barrie's Pontic army.
The Pontic plan did run a risk of the main body being beaten before the flanking cavalry could arrive, but one doesn't expect a phalanx division to be rolled in 2 turns - so it wasn't a bad bet. While Hail Caesar is notorious for wild swings of fortune, never have we seen a battle where one side has had such a continuous run of bad dice as the Pontic side had in this one. But all along the front for the whole battle the Ponts consistently threw bad command dice, bad to hit dice, bad saves, then bad Break Tests. Even on the rare occasions when the Ponts managed to win a combat the Romans threw well in the Break Test on all but 1 occasion. On the other hand the Ponts failed almost every Break Test they took. The Pontic players feel the dice gods owe them big time for the next battle.