1 Mile away. Lots of traffic. Pompey at home? 1240
They certainly were.....and it caught a few of us out!
Many thanks to the PAWS crowd for a fun afternoon. The theme was excellent (Thanks Arnopov ), and provided all sorts of armies wreaking all sorts of biblical mayhem and slaughter.
I took Egyptians (as painted by Ashy ), and played phippsy (Makkan, Dilmun etc), Peter Ellis (Great Sumerian Revolt), Terry Ellis (Egyptians), pawsBill (Akkadians), Arnopov (Guti + Elamite ally) and finally attilathenun/Mark S. (Nubians + Egyptian ally).
Congrats to Mark, winner of his first PAWS tournament. Well deserved !!!!!!!
Indeed. Thanks for the hospitality, and lots of close battles with fair play. The low combat factor armies made both for rapid outcome swings and sometimes cagey play, with rule book to hand. But all in good spirit.
Post by colinthehittite on Mar 26, 2017 11:37:02 GMT
Finalists Mark and Martin had a tremendous game, with Martin charging round a central edifice with little more than two Hd elements who generated all sorts of mayhem including capturing the enemy camp. Mark was on the back foot calling in units from all over including the camp followers and narrowly gained the win. Meanwhile the massed bowmen of both sides sat and watched. DBA is not a spectator sport but that was a game to watch.
I think I may have gained a record – two consecutive tournaments without a single game won. No complaints about the dice yesterday and the Early Egyptians certainly gave some of my opponents palpitations particularly with two of my littoral landings, but I couldn’t quite take the four elements before mine were taken. Even destroying all six of Claudius’ Hd elements and a couple of other elements couldn’t get me a win as his warband general scythed his way through my army. I did play one poor game where I could have sat in the dunes and frustrated Lindon’s pikes and heavy chariots but came out and died, but the others were close and great fun.
Yes, Arnopov picked an excellent theme, with a great deal of variety, plenty of options and an unusual mix of terrain types. More littorals than usual, and even the 'steppe' terrain of the glorious Nubians. Well run by Bill and the crew, once the initial shock of traffic delays was overcome.
More pics may follow, when at t'other compooter. Hopefully will include some of Mr Hittite's freshly painted and excellently presented Egyptians.
Need the Duncmeister back gaming soooooon, pleez ⚔️⚔️⚔️
PS- which army did Lindon use, Bill? Didn't run into it, but took a few snaps......
'T was fun. 5 excellent games. A lot of deviousness, especially from my two esteemed Early Egyptians opponents: you guys have found a very good "feature" (I don't want to reveal here).
I took the revolting Guti with Elamite Ally. I really liked them! 5x3Bd+4x3Wb+3x3Bw makes for a decent balance. I thought that they would be able to cope with enemy terrain (with Agg3), but not always, as enemy Ps on steep hills often proved nuisances, and there are still many tricks that can be played with the terrain rules to disadvantage the attacker. I think I'll be back to minimising the Agg for the following tourneys.
All my game were very good though, often ending in 4-3/3-4 (+vast quantities of hordes...)