Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Firsts..

First game using new Hexon,first outing for Sea people/Libyan Alliance v Egyptians-
The initial set up (rules used dbm ,having tried over the years to find other mutually acceptable substitutes) and biscuits.
The Libyans soon succumbed to the Egyptian chariots apart from these fellows in rough terrain and their general accompanied by his bodyguard.Their flank collapsed.
Meanwhile the sword armed Sea people came on and pushed the Egyptians back...
Eventually Pharaoh was harried off the table as his men failed to stem the Sea people tide. The Egyptians tried vainly to get heir right flank across to the left. A draw was agreed upon and the game ended with a handshake. It was fun,not quite as expected but a very close run thing.


Sunday, 13 March 2016

New recruits

Here are some Lamming chaps acclimatising themselves to the Duchy-
 I hoped the plants might make them feel at home...
The scene on the extension tabletop yesterday-
The massed ranks of the Egyptians in the foreground with Minifigs Sea People behind.
I look forward to my first game with these fellows soon.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Has it been that long?

Can't believe it's been that long since I posted here! I have succumbed (it being my birthday) to some Lamming New Kingdom Egyptians and chariots this morning- 16 chariots and 108 infantry.Pics when they arrive.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Wargaming maths

HBO's Rome dvd boxed set plus Goldsworthy's "Anthony and Cleopatra" plus Ladybird books equals a wargames project for the dark winter Northern European evenings!
What could be better than pyramids , deserts and the exotic sights,sounds and smells of the Orient to warm one after struggling home through the rain and chill?
Now for some research for illustrations of Cesarian Rome infantry-
A couple of Roman Generals- ideal inspiration for my version of mark Anthony. I am trying to resist depicting him in a lion pulled chariot.
Now Cleopatra and the Egyptian army-

I shall be basing her army and those of her brother on the figure with the spear in the background. So lorica segmentata for the Romans and New Kingdom  for their allies/enemies...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Ancient texts

I obtained this volume recently-
It is the only wrg book of the time I never owned way back then. The copy is from an old school library and is complete with date stamp for borrowings around 1977. I like to think that it set feet upon the road to a life long hobby interest.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

New old school gaming

Got the new old school lead out and  used them in  a game using  these rules-
http://gatheringofhosts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/a-summary-for-summery-test-game.html
I am going to tweak the rules but for a first outing they worked really well.
The "Greek" army,or rather part of it,arrayed...
The "Eastern Army" of the Great King arrayed on the opposite of the table, with some books in the background reminding me I have too many already but continue to buy.
More later /tomorrow hopefully with tweaks like increased/decreased strength points for certain units.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Developments

A visit from the Forbodian Ambassador has resulted in an influx of old school lead (mainly painted) for my ancient gaming. It is awaiting some basing,repairs and probably gloss varnishing before it can be used for games. Pics here soon when the camera lead shows up...