Saturday, 10 January 2009

PUN1 Syracuse vs Gaul

First up, the mighty Syracusan's against the Gauls! Jack took the Syracusan's & promptly took all the Spears he could, EVEN though I warned him he would be up against Warband. Ah well, we shall see. Terrain was a hill on one side of the field. A wood & a 'Stonehenge' treated as Rough. The Gallic plan was simple enough, 'Line up the Lads & just pile them in..!!!'
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Set up & opening moves.

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Off go the Chariots on the right

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'Ooohh!' Syracusan Auxilia taking a moment to 'contemplate their surroundings..'

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The sound of Gallic shield bashing gets closer.

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Jack forms a protective ring around his 'Stonehenge'.

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Hhhmmm, strange one Jack. He stops his advance & waits for the attack.

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'Oh yes!' I fancy this one is going to go my way for once.

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A poor start, but not a disaster. The Gallic Chariot Boys get repulsed.

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The Gallic Chieftan Virdumarus watches the flank, a lone Warband crosses to field to help.
The rest of the lads get ready to pile in.

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Spear versus Warband, who would win through?????

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The Chariot Boys try again......

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'RaHoo!!!' Down goes the Syracusan Cavalry.

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In go the lads!!! LOOK at that open space on the flank.

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Not a peep from the Syracusan Light Brigade on this side of the field.
They would remain static for the rest of the game.

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Even losses this round, but the Gauls are winning the battle.

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OOOO so close.... The Syracusan King is on the ropes & LOOSES the combat. Luckily for Jack, King Hieronymus has the ROCK HARD ability, a KILL become a RECOIL......

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On his round, Jack takes revenge & quickly eliminates the Gallic upstarts.

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My turn & it's looking good!!!

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RaHoo!! RaHoo!! Victory for the Gauls.....

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HA HA HA!! Where's the LOOT!!!!

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Final view of the field from Jacks side of the table.

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'Look! There he is, quickly Vitomus blow your big horn at him!!!'

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Well, well, Jack is well & truly 'Whooped' in this one & he knows it. Spear vs Warband is a tough one. HEY, I can only beat what is put in front of me...... ;o)

4 comments:

Robin Sutton said...

I just love the 'mini-campaigns' you are all playing... wonderful stuff.. and great for making sure the younger generals have an appreciation of history.

Obscure question: Is that a GW 'battle mat' you use on your table?

Cheers
Robin

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers Robin!

It's a scenic mat that you get from Railway Model Shops. It's cut to shape & glued down to a
30"x30" MDF board.

All the Best mate
Paul F

Robin Sutton said...

Ah yes... and no doubt much cheaper than the GW equivalent..LOL

I use 36"x36" squares of green felt.

Played my first DBA with Humberside extensions yesterday.. ECW.. played very nicely. My Parliamentarians lost the flank to the superior Rpyalist cavalry, and it was all downhill from there as my opponent rolled up the flank of my pike and shot centre..
All good fun until someone gets a pointed stick in the eye...LOL

Cheers
Robin

mrfarrow2u said...

Good Stuff, The Humberside Extensions are brilliant & they give a great game. The Army Lists are fantastic & BIG help in getting into another period.

Well done to Tony Barr.

Cheers MrF