Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Terrain tiles for 15mm Commands and Colors: Ancients

I've had a couple of days holiday so I've had a bit of time to paint the 90mm MDF tiles, with some help from my wife.

I set up a quick game with them, Pyrrhus against Rome.

 The armies faced each other over a fordable river flowing to the sea.
 Roman Leves by the sea.
 Some of the Romans have taken the high ground overlooking the river.
 The Romans got their feet wet first.
 There was much fighting back and forth across the water.
 The Epirotes drive the Romans back.
 And then play the "Double Time" card to cross the river.
 On the Roman side of the water the Epirotes make short work of the depleted Roman units.

 The Roman General retreats from the wall of pikes and spears.

Pyrrhus is victorious.

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.