Game Reports

2nd Comitatus Game

Posted by Rosbif on 16 Nov 2014, 23:39

Hi all,

I had my 2nd solo game using Comitatus Late Antiquity rules. I want to familiarise myself with them so that I can teach others at the club. After my first game a couple of months ago, I felt that the Romans had an advantage. This game confirmed it!

The Romans have a weak heavy cavalry, but a strong cavalry/infantry skirmish force and 2 "brigades" of heavy infantry. The Germanic forces have an equal force of heavy infantry, an advantage in heavy cavalry, but weak skirmishing forces. This game showed that the Germans have a distinct disadvantage when facing the heavy skirmish screen. I suppose if I'd gamed it better and used the heavy cavalry in support of the infantry to negate the skirmish screen, the results could have been different, but instead I sent them on a wide flank attack where they ended up doing nothing. Maybe if I'd been a bit more aggressive with the Germanic cavalry....? Anyway, the upshot of this game was the Germanic infantry got pinged by the Roman light cavalry and infantry before they got to grips with the heavy infantry and paid dearly!

Image
Roman archers pouring in indirect fire from behind the Roman infantry line

Image
Roman light cavalry skirmishing with the Germanic heavy infantry

Image
One Germanic cuneus desperately charging the closest Roman line

More pics and detailed battle report at my other blog!
User avatar
Rosbif  Australia

Supporting Member (Bronze) Supporting Member (Bronze)
 
Posts: 399
Member since:
06 Apr 2011, 04:38


Posted by Kekso on 17 Nov 2014, 09:32

Thank you rosbif
User avatar
Kekso  Croatia

Moderator Moderator
Supporting Member (Bronze) Supporting Member (Bronze)
 
Posts: 4092
Member since:
19 Oct 2011, 18:32

Posted by Peter on 17 Nov 2014, 12:55

Thanks for sharing! :thumbup:
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 17218
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by santifernandez on 17 Nov 2014, 14:17

Nice report.
Santi.
User avatar
santifernandez  Spain
Bronze Brush winner
 
Posts: 2218
Member since:
20 Oct 2010, 14:51

Posted by MABO on 17 Nov 2014, 22:48

Great painted army. Very nice figs and a topic we did not see here very often.
User avatar
MABO  Germany
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 5328
Member since:
12 May 2008, 18:01

Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Nov 2014, 23:08

Very nice topic Rosbif,and even though I`m not into war games ,upon seeing this, and along with the recent activity of new members, it is very interesting indeed with such glowing reports of Battles. I especially like the look of your Roman army! Great Stuff! BB
Beano Boy  England
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 4889
Member since:
03 Sep 2013, 14:45

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member

Posted by Bramble15 on 18 Nov 2014, 01:26

Excellent work sir. Took a look at your other blog. As expected it is quite nice with extremely well painted miniatures on display!
User avatar
Bramble15  United States of America
 
Posts: 1578
Member since:
18 Aug 2010, 22:25


Return to Game Reports