A view of my wargaming interests other than 18th Century imaginary wars.
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Commands and Colors Ancients
Regular visitors will know of my fondness for Richard Borgs Commands and Colors series. I decided to make a larger board in order to use my 15mm ancients collection.
So I bought some MDF hex bases some 1220mm X 900mm MDF board and some green paint. Then I got going this afternoon, I still have most of the terrain hexes to paint into rivers etc., but I set up a game...
Romans and Seleucids line up for a scrap.
A look at the Roman left.
Antiochus with his bent kontos leads his right wing.
The Romans have their maniples in chequerboard formation. No difference to the rules but I can fit them into the hex that way.
A lot of skirmishing went on with the Romans being very effective.
A change in the light and the camera settings makes the green look a lot different.
With all his heavy cavalry destroyed Antiochus shelters behind his phalanx.
The Romans advance to attack the phalanx.
With the phalanx falling back the Seleucids concede. A seven to two victory for Rome.