Battle report


Battle of Trebia 218BC using Ancients Battlelines Clash

IntroductionThis is game 38 in play testing my ancient rules by replaying historical battles.  The latest version of ‘Ancient Battlelines Clash’ is on its own blog page. I am play testing the rules by replaying all the Peter Sides scenarios from his Historical Battles books.  ABC is designed to finish in around 30 minutes on a 2'x2' table.I have been slow in play testing these rules for the last few years.  For November 2019 I set a challenge to play the 10 First and Second Punic Wars battles in the book.  This battle is game 3 in the attempt.Battle of Trebia 218BCThe first major battle of the Second Punic War between Hannibal and Tiberius Sempronius Longus.  Logus was provoked into battle that was effectively a trap of Hannibal’s. Here are a few internet links of interest I used for this replay:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Trebiahttps://www.commandsandcolors.net/ancients/maps/60-second-punic-war-218-202-bc/258-005-trebbia-218-bc.htmlhttps://juniorgeneral.org/rome/trebb

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Aeronautica Imperialis 2nd Ed Battle Report – Ep 01 – ‘The Straggler’

Having now acquired the full play-mat, rulebook and cards to complement our copy of Wings of Vengeance, Owen and I take to the skies once again to try out Aeronautica Imperialis 2nd Edition!

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Battle of Landsburg 1813

Reject HQ had a visit on Sunday from one of our lost sheep, Dave, who moved away a couple of years ago (maybe we should have taken the hint?!?). We had six players around the table for this game, more than we have had in quite a long time. Postie put on a large Napoleonic game and had a lot of figures down on the table for this battle so we were set for what would prove to be an epic struggle. The SetupThis is a fictional encounter set just before the Battle of Leipzig, so Postie drew up our orders of battle form the units that would have been in this area at this time period. The armies facing each other were ostensibly Swedes versus Poles, but in reality, these are international armies with troops from half a dozen nations represented on the table. As usual, Postie set up the deployment but there was enough room for some finesse in the movement of our armies before we met in melee. We pulled sides from a hat as normal and for my sins, I found myself commander of the Swedes. Order of BattleRat

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Battle of Ticinus 218BC using Ancients Battlelines Clash

IntroductionThis is game 37 in play testing my ancient rules by replaying historical battles.  The latest version of ‘Ancient Battlelines Clash’ is on its own blog page. I am play testing the rules by replaying all the Peter Sides scenarios from his Historical Battles books.  ABC is designed to finish in around 30 minutes on a 2'x2' table.I have been slow in play testing these rules for the last few years.  For November 2019 I set a challenge to play the 10 First and Second Punic Wars battles in the book.  This battle is game 2 in the attempt.Battle of TicinusThe first battle of the Second Punic War fought on Italian soil.  It was mainly a cavalry engagement and smaller than most of the battles I have replayed.  It was between Hannibal and Publius Corneilius Scipio (father of Scipio Africanus who was also involved in the battle).Here are a few internet links of interest I used for this replay:https://www.commandsandcolors.net/ancients/maps/60-second-punic-war-218-202-bc/257-004-t

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Battle of Bagradas 255BC using Ancients Battlelines Clash

IntroductionThis is game 36 in play testing my ancient rules by replaying historical battles.  The previous version of ‘Ancient Battlelines Clash’ is on its own blog page. Note at the time of writing the version I am using to play this battle (Version 3.2) is very much in draft as it is a rewrite of what I planned for V3.0 and closer to what V2.5 (the one I used to play most of my games).  V3.2 currently requires a lot of tidying up, and is missing design notes, examples and the programmed opponent. I am play testing the rules by replaying all the Peter Sides scenarios from his Historical Battles books.  ABC is designed to finish in around 30 minutes on a 2'x2' table.I have been slow in play testing these rules for the last few years.  For November 2019 I set a challenge to play the 10 First and Second Punic Wars battles in the book.  This battle is game 1 in the attempt.  This battle is a bit of a cheat in that I actually played it at the end of October!Battle of Bagra

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Let’s Play! – MARVEL: CRISIS PROTOCOL by Atomic Mass Games

Today I’m checking out the first Starter Set for Atomic Mass Games MARVEL: Crisis Protocol. Build a team of Heroes and Villains, generate a Crisis and Extraction and then deploy your chosen group to the table to battle it out in themed missions! Check out the Core rulebook HERE: https://www.atomicmassgames.com/rules Check out my review of the box contents and rules HERE: https://youtu.be/zyTdhBReby4

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#TBT Warhammer 6E Skirmish – Ep 05 – Dwarfs vs. Orcs & Goblins (Campaign Mode)

  Chase is back for another Adventure pitting ToeSmasha against Dwarf Thane Barrelforged in a race to invade a local village. Will the rampaging Boyz outmaneuver the plucky Dwarfs or will the staunch defenders hold the line? If you’d like to grab my Skirmish Campaign rules they’re always available to my Patrons HERE: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29140877

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Battle of the Pellia Valley

One small corner of the Operations RoomIts been a while since my last solo game at home but at long last, my Operations Rooms is up and running! The room isn't completely finished but enough has been done that I could start using the space for some actual gaming rather than just DIY! I'm still waiting for my new storage units to be delivered (hopefully in the next week) and I need to put up some bookshelves today and start to bring my reference book collection out of storage. The room is coming together slowly, but this weekend I just needed to roll some dice and so I quickly threw together a small solo game using the To the Strongest! rules. The SetupHanibal has been defeating the Romans on Italian soil and with each victory, more Gaulish tribes have turned on their former masters. One tribe has decided the time is ripe to raid some of the lowland villas for plunder (and a little payback) but has quickly drawn the attention of a small Roman garrison in the area. This is a fictional encounter b

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A Song of Ice and Fire Battle Report – Sword & Brush Rd2 – Starks vs. Starks

The Sword and Brush hosted a dozen Song of Ice and Fire players for the first convention-hosted Tournament in September 2019. I had a studio room at the show and recorded my four games! Round two I played Mitch’s Starks in Dance of Dragons, Check it out! Sword & Brush Tabletop Expo is an awesome figure painting and wargaming convention. Learn more about it HERE: https://www.facebook.com/swordandbrush/

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