Sunday, May 18, 2014

1/72 Trojan War Project: Testing Base Sizes

I am going to campaign the Trojan War in 1/72.  I was trying to decide between either 40mm frontage bases or 50mm.  Normally I prefer more models on a base than what either of these sizes will offer. However my tabletop space is 4' square and 3 of the corners have permanent (at least for the foreseeable future) setups on them. Memoir '44 on one corner, History Channel Chess Set next to it and then another corner for Battles of Westeros & Battle Cry.  I could pack everything up and leave the table free for larger battles and for armies with larger bases, but at any one time I have incoming models prepositioned there and I must also take into account model storage. It's much easier to store models mounted on 40mm squares.  However I have plenty of time to decide.  I might wait until I order some chariots to see how well they fit on these bases.  Might end up having to go for larger diorama bases.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

First Battle of Legatus Ancient Battles in May 2014.

Opening deployments.  Celts in the North, Romans in the South.

Celtic Warriors.

The IX Legion, 3rd Cohort.

Hundreds of soldiers.
Opening moves.

Roman Cavalry quickly takes out an element of Celtic Chariots.
Celtic Losses 1 (4 to lose the game.)

Roman Skirmishers push back Celtic Light Cavalry.
Roman Cavalry push back an element of Light Chariots.

End of 2nd turn. moves.

Celts gather their wits and push back the Romans.

The Celtic Cavalry disperses the Roman Skirmishers.  Skirmisher losses don't count towards victory or loss.

Light Cavalry within range of their Army General to Rally away a FP.

Roman Skirmishers charge and make short work of some Celtic Skirmishers.

Celtic Skirmishers rain slingshot down on an Roman maniple.

Legionnaires deploy and charge to assist the cavalry.

Roman Cav and Roman Legionairys push back the Celts.

End of turn.

Roman Skirmishers are dispersed by Celtic Cavalry.

The Roman line advances and on the left they take out the Celtic Skirmishers on the left.

The Roman maniple that was pulled out to assist the cavalry in their fight pushes the Celts into the woods and kills them all there.  Celts: 2 (4 to loss)

The Roman Cavalry finally wins their contest with the last of the Celtic Chariots.
Celts 3 (4 to loss)

The far left maniple on the line surges ahead to take on the enemy.

Celtic Medium Cavalry pushes the Roman Heavy Foot back.

Celtic Cav pushes back the Roman Cav on the right flank.

Roman Heavy Foot pushes back the Celtic Warband.

Again the Celtics Warbands are being pushed back.

A throng of Celtic Warband is destroyed signalling the failure of this great Celtic Army on the field.  Thats enough for a Roma Victor!

Rules require all current engagements to be played out. A draw!

Final outcome.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Celts Rebased and Dark Washed.

Rebased my 6mm Celts to 40mm square bases like the Romans. Added a few decals to bases that had space allowing.  Also applied a dark wash to some models that had none.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Austonian Army Reforms

I rebased my 6mm Early Imperial Romans/Jovians to 40mm square bases to better match the design of my new game "Legatus Ancient Battles." I considered adding a decal id to each base but decided against it as it would have required separating the delicate 6mm legionnaires from their old base.  Some still needed a dark wash so I applied that as well.  Rebasing has reduced this army down from 20 elements to 13.  Now as far as my IRLP is concerned the future toy soldiers will be mounted similar to these, only 4700 more to go!