I have been slowly putting together an article for Slingshot about the monster Philippi games I ran at the Society of Ancients conference in October. I don't want to pre-empt what is going into the article, which will include full scenario details as well as a basic write-up of what transpired on the day. I do, however, have a little bit of time right now since I am on holiday, so I thought I'd post a full battle report of each of the three stages here. There's no way I could put this number of photos into a journal article! This first posting is about the first game, between the Republican conspirator and assassin Cassius, and the Caesarean Antonius.
In the end, it turned out to be a substantial victory for Antonius. His yellow shields crumbled at his far left, but the assault across the stream destroyed the two Republican legions there. The game was up when one of the central legions on the Republican side also broke, sweeping Cassius away with it. A creditable win for the Caesareans.
Saturday, 31 December 2016
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Finally managed to finish some figures.
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Monday, 12 December 2016
No real reason for posting this, except that my hit number for the blog reached 250,000 some time over the weekend. Helped, no doubt, by Russian robots. I originally started doing this because Mark Grindlay back up in Glasgow suggested it as a way to get a free website, as well as being a good way to keep a sort of online diary of gaming things. That was in May 2010, a chance discussion on the way to a game at Willie's place, if I remember correctly. So it has taken me six years to get to this stage. Thanks, Mark!
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Made a start on some Roman command:
Friday, 18 November 2016
Monday, 7 November 2016
A bit later than usual with this month's post about what's doing, because we have just moved house.