Saturday, January 2, 2016

One Hour Wargames: Scenario 3 Control the River

First Ancients Wargame of 2016. 15mm. One Hour Wargame Rules. Romans vs Gauls. Scenario: Hold the River Crossings.  Each miniature army is part of a larger force that has been detailed to capture and hold two vital river fords.

The battle came down to the wire. It looked like it might be a draw but on the bottom half of Turn 15 (the last turn) the Romans on the right ford killed the Gauls that were holding that side of the river.


I took more pictures but the battlefield didn't change much except for unit removal as both sides attempted to remain at the ford crossings.

I've misplaced my rulebook so I had to spend the extra $3 and pick up the Kindle version. Thank you Amazon!

The Gauls start the battle deployed on the Northern edge and advance.
The Romans arrive and the Tribune orders the Cavalry to seize the fords at once.

The Roman Ballistae Battery opens up.

The ballistae continues to rain death on the approaching Gauls.

The Roman commander hovered between both fords to direct the battle and to serve as a ready reserve should one side fall.

On the bottom half of turn 15 the Roman unit killed the Gauls holding the ford.


  1. Did the Gaul's only have 5 warbands? Keep posting your scenarios I really enjoy reading about the the OHW games.

  2. Hi David, yes I only have 5 bases of Gauls at present. Like you I too have come to really enjoy OHW. Thanks.