Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Carthage vs. Rome - Marathon to Marius Game

Last Friday we got together to play another game of Marathon to Marius. This game featured two classic 2nd Punic War opponents with historical orders of battle, as opposed to the more 'competitive' campaign armies we've been using in our recent campaign. The goal - test some rule changes that Ralph has recently made to the rules regarding battle line mechanics.

The game went well, and the new changes were well received. The battle was a significant victory for the Romans, who decimated the Carthaginian Gual and Spanish wings. The Gauls dished out some damage, but not equal to what they received. Ditto for the Spanish scutarii. The elephants and Numidian cavalry on my flank did well, but not well enough to pull enough pressure off of the Spanish. The Romans out played the Carthaginians on this one.


DeanM said...

Great looking game; what rules are you guys using?

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Marathon to Marius is the rule set. They're home brew.

Giles said...

That looks fantastic, AJ - beautiful figures and sumptous terrain. I can see the appeal of Ancients when a game looks as good as this.

Best wishes


AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Thanks Giles. They're fun (and easy) to paint too!