Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Empires clash!!!!

Final game before the Christmas season begins, and it's a clash of mighty empires as Hittite and Egyptian kingdoms collide. We were using Adrian's 15mm armies, and the Armati rules. I commanded the Hittite army, with the green bases, while Adrian commanded the Egyptians with the brown bases.

Each of us had our heavy infantry in the centre, with strong chariot units on the wings each supported by our lights and skirmishers. In Adrian's case he had a series of bow armed heavy units that he interspersed with his spear.







The action predictably opened with the lighter troops on the wings, each of us vying to win the battles here and turn the flanks of the chariots. I managed to win the battle to control the right (and eventually the left too, but too late to influence the main event in the centre).



The centres collide!!!




The action looked as if it was going to go the way of the Hittites.. the Egyptian line seen on the left in the shot below, thinning out as the Egyptians lose valuable heavy units.




My victory on the right had even allowed me to flank the Egyptian chariot line.




However the centre crumbled... five 1's in a row for combat, and I lost every combat on the crucial turn!!!


Below is the Hittite general, having attached himself to a Hittite spear unit, still managed to not win a single combat in the entire game!!


However another great fun game.... and a suitable finale to the year. A few more games to be had, but not before some serious feasting, and generally good times with family and friends.

2 comments:

  1. Nice report Robin. Shame about the cascading failure in the centre!

    Merry Christmas,

    Nick

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  2. LOL... you get that... the "Sutton Improbability Sphere" in operation again...

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