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.


3 comments:

  1. Hi Paul, troops and terrain look very nice (and this would get better with those hexes you are painting)!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Do you play Commands and Colors solo?

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  2. Thanks Cesar, I do play Commands and Colors solo. It plays well, the only thing I do different is to remove the "First Strike/ Ambush" card as I find it awkward to play solo.

    Nice to hear from you.

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  3. Thank you very much for your answer Paul.
    It is good to know C&C plays well solo. I am interested in the games but I have no opponent here.

    Regards.

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