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 The rebels should have placed the phalanx in squares to begin with or withdrawn them to their own lines.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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3 thoughts 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” >

  2. Great to see some goodlooking 2mm ancients. I have been eyeing mm 3mm range but the 480 inf packs makes carthage expensive. I always dismissed irregular due to online photos, but now im thinking it may be the way to go. Thank you for showing me the way! You should contact irregular, since ifvthwvusedvyourvpicturesvi bet the sales would benefit…
    I guess those are 40mm bases by the way, correct? Please keep them pictures coming…

    • Thank you. I do consider sending Irregular a few pics. It would be great to see them on their site because i think most 2mm pictures dont do the range justice. Maybe you have already seen this blog? : http://sidneyroundwood.blogspot.no/2016/03/thirty-years-war-2mm-imperial-formations.html
      I think he does great things with 2mm. I really like the scale more and more and new ideas pop up all the time. I did consider the 3mm range of magister militum, but having bought a sample from Irregular i realized it was the thing. The cost difference is quite big and with 2mm you have a chance of representing 1:1 ratio battles. Maritime units and buildings are also very available and as I had a fleet of 1:1200 ancient ships i went for the 2mm.
      The normal sized bases are 50mm wide and 20mm deep. The small bases are 33mm wide and 20 mm deep. A large unit would be 66mm wide. I use 25mm for elephants and chariots. The generals bases vary in size. The basing is following the guidelines from the Hail Cæsar game, but i guess you could do pretty much as you like in that game.
      Hope this is helpful.

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