This past weekend I had the good fortune to run a Fall of the West scenario. It was based on a Roman Column advancing onto the town of Vicus Varus through a wooded sloped valley to relieve a siege from the Goths. Unknown to the Romans the slopes of the valley were filled with approaching Franks and Alemmani. The game played well and hung in the balance with neither side being able to gain an upper hand. Eventually it was a hard fought victory for the Germanic alliance as the Romans were turned back. See the photos below for a flavour of the game.
On the Sunday a large battle was then fought with Romans and Germans on both side (we didn't count the points just the units (85 units + skirmishers)approx 1500 figures) This ended in a hard fought draw.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Well re basing continues, after 6 legions and 2 ballistae, I've started on some of the mounted troops. The Cataphracti are completed and 2 units of heavy Cav and 1 Light Cav are currently in the process of finishing off the bases. As I need some more cavalry bases I'll switch back to the infantry, with 3 legions and 3 small units of archers and 1 javelin unit to start. After that I'll make a start on some of the barbarian auxiliaries, probably limit it to a couple of foot units and 1 cavalry.