Saturday, March 10, 2012

Field of Glory Round Robin Games (3)

We got together Friday night for the third of our Field of Glory ancients games. This completed our 'tournament' with each of us playing each other once. What a great night of gaming! Every time we all play FOG we like it more and more. In the end three of the four of us ended up with two wins and one loss - very closely matched. My favorite photo of the night was the one to the left of my friend Phil pushing my Seleucid army (on loan) against Charlie's late Republican Romans.

The opening moves of my game against Mike's Carthaginians is shown below left. Below right Mike and Phil are making their initial moves.  Mike's army featured as much battle cavalry as my Roman's could muster plus a couple extra light cavalry . Nervous that I'd get outflanked I pressed with my cavalry and thureophoroi. Mike called it Sikle's charge....and he was right. My advanced position was as poor of a decision as Sickle's advance on the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg. The advanced position was vulnerable and Mike smartly flanked it before my legions could cover the flank. Mike was able to carve up my thureophoroi, then cavalry in order with successive flank attacks by his light cavalry until I could get my legions forward. By then the damage was done. Well played Mike!

On the other table Charlie's hoards of Numidian allied cavalry negotiated their hill-cluttered battlefield better than Phil's pikes and cataphracts and Charlie was able to get a victory sacking the Seleucid camp.

Great games, great guys. Good fun. We're thinking of starting up a FOG campaign to hopefully pull in some additional players. We're going to use the first two army books which should keep all of the armies in the 'classical' pre-medevial period. Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Successors, etc. Should be great fun. Charlie is even considering making a Parthian army for the campaign.


Broeders said...

That's a huge FOG battle!

Also - does Phil mysteriously disappear around December 24th?

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever gamed with him then.....hmmmm..

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Oh and the line between the two tables separates TWO 800-point FOG tables.