I have been gaming since school, moving from historical figures gaming through role playing and back again. I decided to Blog after being persuaded by some friends that it's time I joined the digital age properly. The plan is to showcase various goings-on in my gaming life and keep it updated as much as I possibly can, barring work and real life.
Above is the deployment map for First Mantinea, which has just been added to my page for scenarios from 500-250 BCE. All on Willie's famous sandtable, of course:
Now that is a proper hoplite battle - ten feet long and bristling with spears. I'm not sure how interesting it will be as a battle, but there are quite a few contingents and some interesting variations on the hoplite theme. The presence of some cavalry, albeit rather mediocre, should also complicate things a a little. Anyway, Willie wanted to play a large hoplite game, especially because the Greeks look pretty en masse.
King Agis II of Sparta looks on impassively with his Lakedaemonians ready to roll. The game itself should play relatively quickly; I'll post a full report later.