Chris & Jim took a trip to the Black Hills for an away game using PeterC's rules.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Rome: Mike & Mitch
Macedon: Mark & Chris
This was the situation when game time was up, thus nightfall. It was a hard fought close battle. The only division broken so far is the Macedonian left flank cavalry, though most divisions of each side are verging on it. Neither force has failed an Army Break Test. Both are outflanked on their left, but the Roman left is outflanked by Companions & doomed, while the Romans have not been able to exploit their success on the other flank - thwarted by the Galacian's poor command & the hoplite reserve. So arguably a costly Macedonian victory.
The failure to reach a decisive result in two & a half hours indicates that the battle was a bit big for a rules-test game. (There were 40 units on the Roman side & 30 Macedonian units & the big units make combats slower to resolve than in later periods). But the tweaks to the rules generated by last week's experience worked well. The balance between phalanx & legion now looks right.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
After a long time away in more recent eras as we have worked thru periods from Medieval to ACW in our new rules we returned to Ancients tonight.
Rome: Mark & Chris.
Macedon: Mike & Mitch.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
This week a scenario where the Confederates have to storm the whorehouse seemed appropriate. The scenario has the Union defending a village comprising a railway station, a saloon & a whorehouse (the church & school house are a discrete distance down the road). The Confederates will win if the Union army breaks, or if they have the road behind them cut before dark (10pm real time).
Union (Mike & Chris): 2 inf brigades of 6 units, 1 inf brigade of 3, 2 rifled batteries.
Confederates (Mark & Mitch): 4 inf brigades of 4 units, 4 batteries of Napoleons, 1 cav brigade of 4.
The Union deploy first anywhere up to 24" from the Confederate side of the table.
The Confederates deploy 2nd, anywhere along their table edge up to 18" on but not closer than 24" from the enemy.