Off to the Ilko Gaming Hut last night for Warhammer Ancient Battles Dark Ages. After painting 75 models I discovered that I had 250 points so Tom had to do loads of loansies.
General Ballroom took the late Roman and Saxon force. I was Saxon Irish.
Here is GBs line up, 4 units in 750 points.
My left flank, 2 units of 24 Ceithern
The rest of my force, two units of slingers, 24 Duguth (I am going to spell these wrong) and some Combrogni Cavalry with my Athling.
Battlefield shot, I am hopeful of enveloping the smaller force!
General Ballroom with the more defensive army moves up?
GBs right flank is secured by these fellas who are nine ways awesome if charged!
But if they charge up hill into a formed unit takes some of the sting out of them
The thin roman line is stretched thin
A lot happens in one turn. My cavalry break the Saxons with a flank charge
GB’s Duguth charge mine, roll awful dice and bounce in the centre and my Ceithern run down the late Roman’s. Oh and my other Ceithern murder the archers.
GB’s tabletop embodiment remains in a heroic last stand where he is javelined down as he charges in.
As a test game we only learned a few things:
- GB will charge with everything at everything so we need to get him a Welsh or Saxon army!
- Slingers are brutal, in this size game 20 was too many
- Cavalry did better than they should in this and this was the exception not the rule
- I did like playing Warhammer again but there are some bits wrong with it!
GB said he would play again and wants us to play ancients with another ruleset (hey we don’t know any of the ones we play so why not chuck another on the pile! But he has only painted 10 Carthaginians so we won’t have to do this for 10 years!