World War II predominated this week, at 6mm and 25mm. Here are Andy and Colin playing in 25mm:
Dave and I played DBMM, and his Assyrians gave me a complete drubbing, as usual. The army was better structured than last time, but my terrain placement was bad and I didn’t think to use my inferior bowmen as march blockers. Here the Assyrian chariots are about to retreat from my infantry.
There is no meeting next week because the Scouts are holding a jumble sale.
This week’s games at the club (last Wednesday).
Mark, Chris and Paul were playing what looked like a homebrew sci-fi skirmish game.
Mark, Findlay, Dave and Andy W were playing a double DBMM game (Later Sargonid Assyrian vs Early Hoplite Greek).
Andy B and Colin were playing a 25mm Second World War skirmish game. Didn’t catch the name of the rules though.
Army lists for the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields, or Chalons, as fought at the Society of Ancients Battle Day 2013.
I decided that since there was very little in the way of detailed historical information for the battle, to just play it as a 9 contingent get-as-much-lead-on-the-table type battle, with the additional interest of some per-command victory conditions, rather than per-army victory conditions.
The 9 contingents were nominally divided into two sides – the Romand side and the Hunnic side, although they might have as much interest in the defeat of the contingents on their own side as on the other side.
The Roman contingents were:
- Aetius, Magister Militum, Last of the Romans, Dux et Patricius.
- Theodoric, King of the Visigoths.
- Merovech, King of the Franks.
- Gondoic, King of the Burgundians.
- Sangiban, King of the Alans.
The Hunnic contingents were:
- Attila, the Scourge of God, Great Khan of the Huns.
- Ellac, Prince of the Huns.
- Valamir, King of the Ostrogoths.
- Ardaric, King of the Gepids.
The complete orders of battle are available after the break.
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