Armans mercenaries clash with the legions.

This summer we did a trip to Greece to enjoy sun, wine and old stone. We toured around the Peloponnese and had a look at the various fortifications and towns, all with their own interesting stories. We also brought a rpg scenario and some 2mm irregular miniatures to play out the next steps in our grand civil war campaign. This small battle would be in 1:1 ratio and the Irregular miniatures are perfect for this purpose.

The rpg scenario revolved around two characters competing with Vilmirian officers for the hired hands of a mercenary pike phalanx. After a late night with wine, olives and bargaining, the mercenary general chose to side with the rebels. This led to a confrontation between Armans mercenaries (carthage) and Vilmirian Legions (romans) with the pike phalanx (macedonians) trappet in the middle.

With the different officers competing with their tactical skills in order to gain advantages, the Vilmirans managed to get their light infantry in a forward position. This proved to be fatal for the pike phalanx mercenaries…

 

This was a fun game that lasted about 4 hours (we started late). The rebels should have placed the phalanx in squares to begin with or withdrawn them to their own lines. This would have added a great contribution of men to the rebel cause, but the legionaries cleverly prevented this with their superior tactics.

Over 1000 dead rebels littered the olive groves.

 

 

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One thought on “Armans mercenaries clash with the legions.

  1. Men i helvete da….

    tir. 8. aug. 2017 kl. 16.06 skrev Battle for breakfast and theatre for tea :

    > gapestokk posted: “This summer we did a trip to Greece to enjoy sun, wine > and old stone. We toured around the Peloponnese and had a look at the > various fortifications and towns, all with their own interesting stories. > We also brought a rpg scenario and some 2mm irregular mi” >

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