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Hannibal at the fords

Posted by Ochoin on 14 Aug 2017, 12:16

I'd like to share photos from our recent 2 day Punic War game.
This shows the length of the table with the Romans & their Italian allies occupying the central position.
Hannibal's Carthaginians were at the southern end, separated by a mostly uncrossable river. His brother Hasdrubal's army was at the northern end.
The goal was to either destroy the Romans or, at least, join their armies.
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The difficult river:
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A marching fort occupied the heights, well defended.
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A villa lay abandoned.
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Hasdrubals cavalry moved forward, trying to tempt the Romans off their hill.
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The formidable elephants, screened by Numidian javelinmen, waited.
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Hasdrubal's left flank reveal yet more cavalry & his centre with its Offensive Spears, poised.
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The cunningly placed ballistas (which actually took out a Roman Nellie) wait.
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Roman Allied cavalry
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Roman heavy infantry: the elite & nearly unbeatable centre of the Roman line
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The Romans surge forward, too late to stop a junction of the two armies
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The game had some hard fighting at the fords & the beginning of a battle on the slopes but ultimately the Romans were outmanoeuvred & the Carthaginians won a Minor Victory with a the joining of the two brothers' armies.

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Posted by C M Dodson on 14 Aug 2017, 12:25

Very nice indeed. Lots going on and lots of troops.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Ochoin on 16 Aug 2017, 09:38

C M Dodson wrote:Very nice indeed. Lots going on and lots of troops.

Best wishes,

Chris


Thank you for noticing.

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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 16 Aug 2017, 10:05

Dear Ochion,

That looks like a great game with massive armies, a large table and most remarkable: lots of historic Roman buildings and landscaping like vineyards. :yeah:
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Posted by Ochoin on 22 Aug 2017, 14:58

Mr. Cryns wrote:Dear Ochion,

That looks like a great game with massive armies, a large table and most remarkable: lots of historic Roman buildings and landscaping like vineyards. :yeah:

Thank you. Any mere notice of my humble work by members of this august forum is appreciated.

As a token, one more photo:

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Posted by Peter on 30 Aug 2017, 21:18

Looks wonderfull! Thanks for sharing! :thumbup:

I really like that fort! :yeah:
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Posted by Ochoin on 31 Aug 2017, 04:09

Thank you, Peter.

The fort was absurdly easy to make: carved blue dense Styrofoam shaped with a "hot" knife. Palisade, gate & walkways are bamboo barbecue skewers. Flock & dry brush.

A rear view:
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Posted by Peter on 09 Sep 2017, 20:39

Thank you for the how to build and the extra picture! :thumbup:
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Posted by ToneTW on 11 Sep 2017, 00:05

Just seen these pics on TMP of this very impressive game and the units all look great! :drool:
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Posted by Ochoin on 11 Sep 2017, 01:54

Well, thank you for the nice comments. My two pals & I have lots of fun preparing for our annual mega game.
It's a bonus that others like it as well.

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Posted by Ochoin on 27 Apr 2018, 20:54

You'll find the now invisible photos from here on this site:
http://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forum ... the-fords/
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Posted by Graeme on 23 May 2018, 12:47

Could these corrected links be used to restore the original photos? I'm not sure if I've got this right.

They are in order but I've left some of Donalds text to help place them:

The goal was to either destroy the Romans or, at least, join their armies.
https://s25.postimg.cc/c465ormdr/Cartho8.jpg

The difficult river:
https://s25.postimg.cc/gv616sf7z/Cartho11.jpg

A marching fort occupied the heights, well defended.
https://s25.postimg.cc/42hx6v3m7/Cartho12.jpg

A villa lay abandoned.
https://s25.postimg.cc/6h9srajv3/Cartho9.jpg

Hasdrubals cavalry moved forward, trying to tempt the Romans off their hill.
https://s25.postimg.cc/y71sehjbj/Cartho1.jpg

The formidable elephants, screened by Numidian javelinmen, waited.
https://s25.postimg.cc/hkk85eqdr/Cartho2.jpg

Hasdrubal's left flank reveal yet more cavalry & his centre with its Offensive Spears, poised.
https://s25.postimg.cc/5y044a32n/Cartho4.jpg

The cunningly placed ballistas (which actually took out a Roman Nellie) wait.
https://s25.postimg.cc/65scej3f3/Cartho10.jpg

Roman Allied cavalry
https://s25.postimg.cc/l7zzbgykv/Cartho5.jpg

Roman heavy infantry: the elite & nearly unbeatable centre of the Roman line
https://s25.postimg.cc/5nslkxogf/Cartho6.jpg

The Romans surge forward, too late to stop a junction of the two armies
https://s25.postimg.cc/uigosqyof/Cartho7.jpg

The second picture "A difficult river" has gone missing but the other links work for me.

The two extra pics on the thread:

https://s25.postimg.cc/gcbyuhybz/IMG_9611.jpg

https://s25.postimg.cc/qxkcq5d73/IMG_9615.jpg
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Posted by Ochoin on 23 May 2018, 15:36

Graeme,

Thank you for your concern. I am currently in Budapest at the moment. We're returning to Amsterdam tomorrow and if I survive the crazy bike riders, we're off to Scotland to see the clan for a few weeks until we return to OZ.

The problem is I only have access to a small device until I return.
When I get back, I'll re- post the pictures using my desk top, external hard drive etc.

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Posted by Graeme on 25 May 2018, 13:04

Amsterdam and Budapest, that says "River Cruise" to me. Is that as good as it looks?
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