Monday, February 18, 2013

Yesterdays game of Song of Spear and Shield.
The Persians were at it again but this time vs phalangites. This game was rather diffrent as it was armor 2 Persians vs armor 2 phalangites. Persians still lost but was much closer this time.
So we set up, this time with a bit over 900 points on a side.
The Macidonians got the first move,

The Persians advanced getting shots off drawing first blood,

The Macidonians press foward,

The Persians keep up the bow fire,

The Macidonian phalangites close in on the Spara Bara men,

The Spara Bara men fall back and get another shot off,

The phalangites slam into the Spara Bara men,

The first kill going on the right of the Persian line and then a addittional +1 right down the line as each Spara Bara man is taken out.

The Persians pour fire into the phalangites, shots to the shieldless rear drop two more,
Shaken Persians continue to fire on the Macidonians,
The Persian Spearmen take out two of the Macidonian Bowmen,

but an aboutface and charge by the phalangites finished it for the Persians,

Havent put together the armylists yet, but do have some nice closeups of the troops.

Till next time, good luck and good gaming.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Last Sundays game

We did a rematch with the same lists from last time. We were more attentive to the spear rule, with the +1 for the first rank at inital impact and the supporting ranks giving a addittional +1 in the inital and subsiquent rounds.
So we set up the table and deployed the troops.
At each turn over a picture was taken,

This was a game where the armor three hoplites really dominated again. I went after the lights to soften them up but was only able to take out one Hoplite with bow fire. Im thinking next time to surround them. Bow fire to front n back may help force them to turn around and diminish the combat capability by loosing the supporting rank.
A question did come up where when a combat is resolved and the opponent is eliminated. In a subsiquent adjacent combat does the victor of the previous combat get to count as assisting in the next combat?