Monday, December 2, 2013

The Battle of Tauromenion

Over the past few weeks we got together for two sessions to fight the second battle in our ongoing 28mm First Punic War campaign. Pictured to the left on the left is the Carthiginian commander and on the right the commander of Rome's forces. In the middle our arbiter, the benevolent and all powerful Mammers (aka Mars).

The game took two sessions to fight and in the end the casualties were so complete and devastating that even Phyros would have been appalled. In fact if this battle had actually taken place Phyros would have fought a series of Tauromenionian victories.  In the end Rome had a tenuous hold on the road to Tauromenion and it's garrison, which after the battle was as large as either field army. At the start of the battle the garrison was approximately 20% of the size of either army.

This was a fun game with beautiful troops and terrain. All who played had a good time. I was able to field part of the Carthiginian army with my recently painted troops thanks to my uncle providing the missing units. I look forward to the returns after the battle when Mammers sorts them out. Will there be more battles to fight? Will either army be able to field enough troops? Will Syracuse sweep both Rome and Carthage from Sicily? Only Mammers knows.











6 comments:

Simon Miller said...

A fine-looking battle, Allan, I do like the neat units with tags. Is that hanging basket lining underneath them?

Jonathan Freitag said...

That is a beautifully laid out game. The stands of figures look terrific.

Great job!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Simon, the table cover is fake fur, dyed a bit here and there.

Simon Miller said...

It's very effective teddy bear fur!

Rodger said...

Fantastic looking game Allan!

Lee Hadley said...

Great pictures, looks like a good game.