Posts Tagged ‘War & Conquest’

I Feel The Pain

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Back to War and Conquest last night and once again a run out for the Seleucids, this time they were up against Legio XII under the command of Simon, we went for 2,200 points this time but it proved a mistake, more later.I managed an average Seleucid fo…

The Thunderbolts redeem themselves, just.

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I was in two minds to once again bring out the Seleucids but decided against it as I felt the Twelfth needed the chance to gain revenge on the Carthaginians and I really want to get the Seleucids up to 3,000 points for home games. This time however the…

Bloody Cavalry!

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The big day arrived and I led my Seleucids out this afternoon against Kevin’s Carthaginians, boy did they look good, but could they fight.As I said before I did not have my comfortable core of infantry but hoped my phalanx numbers in melee would make u…

S-Day Tomorrow

Posted on February 7th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I have managed to get the Seleucid Army to the point where I can get it on to the field of battle, about a month ahead of my schedule. I still have a lot of troops to add, another phalanx, Companions, cataphracts, Thracians, chariots, one more elephant…

Kevin Get’s a Win!

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

A dark shadow has crept over my wargaming efforts this week. It has taken a while but things are almost back on an even keel for the year ahead, we had our first War and Conquest game of 2018 today, a 3,000 points game Romans vs Carthaginians, no eleph…

Rubbish!

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Club night and yes it was once again miserable, and very, very unlucky for me. The game was X-Wing which I have not played for a long time, I sorted out a couple of forces from the online Squadron Builder and saved them, I would print them off just bef…

Wargaming At its Best

Posted on January 14th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I thought I would do today’s report first and leave yesterdays until later, mainly because it has been an exciting day and it is still fresh in my mind.The game was a large one and we both fielded almost every unit we have, the Carolingians had three c…

Winwaed 655 AD

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The missus left yesterday and due to the strikes and rail closures had a tiresome journey to London but got there eventually, I am hoping I do not run into the same problems next Friday. Not having had a wargame now since the middle of December I organ…

Pull Your Socks Up Man!

Posted on January 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Well I missed the big nosh up last night, I had harboured a slight hope that despite everything I would still limp along, but it was not to be, after opening the shop and dealing with at least a dozen customers and coughing constantly I had lost the wi…

The Guard

Posted on December 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have just rushed on and completed my last unit for 2017, the Seleucid Royal Guard phalanx, I think I have managed this one better than the first, especially my work on the linen armour. The main colour had to be purple as we all know it was particula…

Volo dicere ad Goth.

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Once again things were left to the last minute for the club, maps to draw, customers to serve etc. Simon got in touch and suggested a War and Conquest game I know he likes Romans so it was an opportunity to get my Patricians on to the field of battle, …

Volo dicere ad Goth.

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Once again things were left to the last minute for the club, maps to draw, customers to serve etc. Simon got in touch and suggested a War and Conquest game I know he likes Romans so it was an opportunity to get my Patricians on to the field of battle, …

Springtime for Seleucis

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

On the field of battle by early Spring is now becoming a reality as I plunge forward with my new army, the other night I finished my fifth unit out of a possible total of around sixteen for the full monty or bifter as we Scots say, or we do on the West Coast. I should definitely have enough to take a small selection to the club for a game, around 2,000 points.

In order to have something to paint over the festive season in case I finish the Skythians, which I should manage, I have ordered up a pike phalanx and some officers. I intend this phalanx to be a ‘normal’ phalanx so it will in the main have the linen armour with the front rank only in metal. I don’t know a lot about these armies but from what I have read I tend towards the rear ranks not having armour, Aventine do have some unarmoured pikemen but the rest are so nice I have decided the guard/elite phalanxes will have mainly metal armour while the others will have mainly linen.

I have just added a unit of Thorakitai which will operate on the flanks of the phalanx, these were quite different to the phalanx but able to fight in a like manner if called upon, they were armoured and carried a large oval shield along with either javelins or a long spear or possibly both. Although wearing armour they were especially adept at exploiting rough terrain, they were very close to the Thureophoroi as a troop type, my plan is to use them along with Thracians and Thureophoroi with cavalry support to protect my flanks or possibly destroy enemy flanks. For the time being they are a small unit of sixteen, depending on my experience on the field they might be given the opportunity to upgrade to twenty-four.

My granddaughter is here for the weekend and I was dragged into Lancaster for some Christmas shopping, not much as we have already got most of what we want online. It was dreadful, the car parks were like Wacky Races, it was cold, damp, crowded, not a nice way to spend an afternoon. So I decided to put a smile on my face slipped into Waterstones and got a new Batman novel, I know I could have got it online cheaper, but I feel now and again I have to support a bookshop, even Waterstones (the only one within 100 miles). I also OD’d on liquorice which is not good for me but I love, novelties, Zouts, and cartwheels along with some Nanny State 0.5% and very salty peanuts (also not good for me) for binging Netflix’s The Punisher. The cartwheels in the market were 12 for £1 but so far I have had 15 in one pack and 13 in the other, result.

Kevin is busy this week so no Monday boardgame, our weekly game may also have to wait until next Saturday instead of Thursday. I should be at the club this Tuesday but no idea yet what I am doing. I have completed severalinteresting map projects and having got my feet dry I am once again off to the trenches for another sixteen maps.

Stony Point, also the template for an atlas with around 200 maps.

Springtime for Seleucis

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

On the field of battle by early Spring is now becoming a reality as I plunge forward with my new army, the other night I finished my fifth unit out of a possible total of around sixteen for the full monty or bifter as we Scots say, or we do on the West Coast. I should definitely have enough to take a small selection to the club for a game, around 2,000 points.

In order to have something to paint over the festive season in case I finish the Skythians, which I should manage, I have ordered up a pike phalanx and some officers. I intend this phalanx to be a ‘normal’ phalanx so it will in the main have the linen armour with the front rank only in metal. I don’t know a lot about these armies but from what I have read I tend towards the rear ranks not having armour, Aventine do have some unarmoured pikemen but the rest are so nice I have decided the guard/elite phalanxes will have mainly metal armour while the others will have mainly linen.

I have just added a unit of Thorakitai which will operate on the flanks of the phalanx, these were quite different to the phalanx but able to fight in a like manner if called upon, they were armoured and carried a large oval shield along with either javelins or a long spear or possibly both. Although wearing armour they were especially adept at exploiting rough terrain, they were very close to the Thureophoroi as a troop type, my plan is to use them along with Thracians and Thureophoroi with cavalry support to protect my flanks or possibly destroy enemy flanks. For the time being they are a small unit of sixteen, depending on my experience on the field they might be given the opportunity to upgrade to twenty-four.

My granddaughter is here for the weekend and I was dragged into Lancaster for some Christmas shopping, not much as we have already got most of what we want online. It was dreadful, the car parks were like Wacky Races, it was cold, damp, crowded, not a nice way to spend an afternoon. So I decided to put a smile on my face slipped into Waterstones and got a new Batman novel, I know I could have got it online cheaper, but I feel now and again I have to support a bookshop, even Waterstones (the only one within 100 miles). I also OD’d on liquorice which is not good for me but I love, novelties, Zouts, and cartwheels along with some Nanny State 0.5% and very salty peanuts (also not good for me) for binging Netflix’s The Punisher. The cartwheels in the market were 12 for £1 but so far I have had 15 in one pack and 13 in the other, result.

Kevin is busy this week so no Monday boardgame, our weekly game may also have to wait until next Saturday instead of Thursday. I should be at the club this Tuesday but no idea yet what I am doing. I have completed severalinteresting map projects and having got my feet dry I am once again off to the trenches for another sixteen maps.

Stony Point, also the template for an atlas with around 200 maps.

Carthage Is The New Enemy

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Terrible day outside, third day of atrocious weather so it was just as well I had organised a game. It was a War and Conquest bash and instead of Greeks Kevin had brought his Carthaginians minus elephants, for now. I wasn’t quite sure what I would be u…

Carthage Is The New Enemy

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Terrible day outside, third day of atrocious weather so it was just as well I had organised a game. It was a War and Conquest bash and instead of Greeks Kevin had brought his Carthaginians minus elephants, for now. I wasn’t quite sure what I would be u…

Ecgfrith Turns the Tide of History

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Home alone again as the missus has had to house sit down south to help my son, long story, so of course this afternoon was free for wargaming, I arranged with Kevin to refight the Battle of Nechtansmere which in reality took place somewhere north of th…

Ecgfrith Turns the Tide of History

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Home alone again as the missus has had to house sit down south to help my son, long story, so of course this afternoon was free for wargaming, I arranged with Kevin to refight the Battle of Nechtansmere which in reality took place somewhere north of th…

I Deserve It

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have been on a small spending spree recently, I jumped into the Mafia scene with a box set of Gomorrah and the movie ‘Suburra’ which is now a Netflix crime series, these are Italian productions and the former is quite gripping and manages to surprise…

Whose Afraid of the Big Bad Greeks?

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The missus left for a week of outdoor pursuits in the Lakes on Saturday so naturally I organised a game, back to War and Conquest with Kevin seeking revenge despite beating me at Bolt Action.I decided to use my terrain builder and the Greeks managed to…

Whose Afraid of the Big Bad Greeks?

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The missus left for a week of outdoor pursuits in the Lakes on Saturday so naturally I organised a game, back to War and Conquest with Kevin seeking revenge despite beating me at Bolt Action.I decided to use my terrain builder and the Greeks managed to…

Alea Iacta Este

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

There is no turning back now, I have crossed my Rubicon. I phoned Keith at Aventine Miniatures today and had a productive chat with him about the Seleucid army, I wanted to order up a phalanx and a cavalry unit to start me off but he advised me to hold…

Alea Iacta Este

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

There is no turning back now, I have crossed my Rubicon. I phoned Keith at Aventine Miniatures today and had a productive chat with him about the Seleucid army, I wanted to order up a phalanx and a cavalry unit to start me off but he advised me to hold…

Once More……

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having almost recovered from the holiday blues and my jet lag, things are beginning to fall into place, the Monday game at Kevin’s, Tuesday at the club, Wednesday at the pub and still more gaming on Thursday afternoon.This was the first Thursday in a w…

Once More……

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having almost recovered from the holiday blues and my jet lag, things are beginning to fall into place, the Monday game at Kevin’s, Tuesday at the club, Wednesday at the pub and still more gaming on Thursday afternoon.This was the first Thursday in a w…