Managed to get down to the local Wargames Club Thursday and resolve another battle from our Empire Campaign with the help of another player. The game fought in 305 BC found the Siciliot Greeks attacking the Early Carthaginians who themselves had invaded Sicilia. The game report will be rolled into the campaign summary when the last two campaign games are resolved.
A Big Battle game last night between my Athenians and invading Graeco-Bactrians. A battlefield with much terrain, including areas of rough plough provided some interesting challenges for both players. The mounted charges on the hoplites proved exceptionally risky with the Athenians clearly supported by the Athenian dice gods.
The general view, mid game.
Another view, this time the centre left from the Athenian line.
A BBDBA encounter this evening with my Athenians deploying to face Later Macedonians.
There were some fascinating interactions with so many hoplites in play. As was to be expected the phalangites achieved an advantage in the centre which the Athenian reserves tried to counter. The Athenian mounted, on the right flank, tried to gain advantage against the Macedonian left but were unable to before the Athenian centre collapsed.
Out of curiosity, does anyone base their Macedonian Companions on 40 x 40 mm in wedge formation?
I have a 6mm Seleucid army that I based the 4Kn on 40 by 40mm bases in a wedge formation, which is, in theory, naughty basing for version 2.2/2.2+ and before. One of the reasons that I did this was to highlight the fact that they were knights. I tend use my 6mm armies for BBDBA.