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The Celtic All-sorts.

Posted by Ochoin on 23 Jan 2021, 14:07

Our big Australia Day game is Monday. I've been marshalling my contribution: about 1000 FoG points of Celts who will have to face off against a rather formidable Polybian Roman force.

They're a colourful bunch. One of my pals refers to them as 'The Licorice all-sorts'.

The elite- Gaestati - tattoos and all-armoured infantry & cavalry & slingers:

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The warbands:

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The cavalry & chariots:

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I don't expect to win. I've never yet beaten the Romans. But it should be fun. I'll post some game photos later.

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Posted by Peter on 23 Jan 2021, 14:48

Wonderfull army! :thumbup:

Some close ups? ;-)
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Posted by Ben90 on 23 Jan 2021, 17:50

Looks great. I agree with Peter... we need close-ups :-)
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Posted by Ochoin on 24 Jan 2021, 03:05

My pals are providing the opposing army but I was told my Roman marching fort was needed. I've garrisoned it with some of my Newline Polybians for "eye-candy" purposes.

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Posted by MABO on 24 Jan 2021, 10:31

Looks like a castle that will be hard to crush! Wonderful armies. I wish you a cool day playing.
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Posted by Peter on 24 Jan 2021, 12:19

MABO wrote:Looks like a castle that will be hard to crush! Wonderful armies. I wish you a cool day playing.

That's because it doesn't have a back door! :mrgreen:

Have a good game Donald, and keep it safe! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Ochoin on 25 Jan 2021, 11:02

We had a very enjoyable game: the scenario was a type of Teutoberg Forest concept. The Romans had to traverse the board (hilly & forested) to reach the fort, whilst the Celts lay hidden in ambush. This was handled by map movement.
The ultimate goal:
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The Romans were in two columns. The going was tough. Movement & visibility both limited the usual Roman superiority:

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In spite of due vigilance the smaller Roman column was largely wiped out.

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Ultimately, attacks broke out on all sides. Sadly, the main Romans were worn down & unable to reach the fort before nightfall.

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