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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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