Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hannibal at the Gates Play Test

Last night we got together to play test my uncle's new ancients rules, Hannibal at the Gates.  These are based on similar mechanics to his Renaissance period rules Nexus that the club enjoys greatly. This was also the unveiling of both a large Roman and large Carthaginian army that he's mostly painted in the past year - a herculean effort for sure. As you can see from the photos, the terrain and figures are both gorgeous.

The rules play well being based on a known-good system. We found a few minor tweaks that Ralph will be considering but for the most part a fun, fast-paced, and reasonably historical game. Good stuff!

Below are two YouTube videos of the tabletop. Sorry for the crummy video quality - my still camera has poor video capabilities.


PanzerKaput said...

Very nice photos and vids there AJ. Lovely painted troops on display too

Phil said...

What a nice battlefield! Great looking minis and pictures!