Saturday, 11 July 2015

DBA squared.

I rebased some of my 15mm ancients as I threatened in my previous post to make a couple of DBA armies and quickly made a square gridded board. Here is a play test...
 Polly Romans.
 Seleucids.
 After the Scythed Chariot crashes through the Roman line it finds itself doomed at the hands of the velites on the hill and the triarii.
 The lines clash in the centre of the field.
 With mixed results.
 The Seleucid heavies outflank some of the Triarii.
 And thureophoroi clash with hastati.
 The nellie steadily pushes the Romans back.
 The triarii come to the aid of the princeps fighting the elephant.
 The velites flank the stubborn thureos.
 The Roman general picks an easy target.
 The elephant is recoiled.
 The phalanx is being pushed steadily backwards.
 The Seleucid general flanks the Romans fighting the elephant which breaks them.
 The elephant is attacked by the triarii and flanked by the velites.
 The Roman general charges home to destroy the Seleucid archers.
 With the Thracians routed the Romans now turn the flank of the phalanx.
 The triarii recoil the nellie and the Seleucid general dies.
His phalanx is cut to pieces too.

This game is much less fiddly on the squared board and the square basing suits me better too, these bases will be used for Hail Caesar rules too when I get them done.

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