The World Championships somehow managed to shift across Europe, moving from a shed in Birmingham into a 5-star hotel in glorious Rome this year.That of course means another overseas extravaganza for Team CLWC, and for yours truly another chance to try and craft something out of yet another of the Arab-flavoured armies I have been working through this year.The Khurasanians - basically a poor man's Abbasid - were the lucky chaps to make it out into the hot, hot Italian sunlight this time, where they took on 6 different enemies drawn from the US, Mexico, France, Spain and somewhere else using Mongols, Han Chinese, Carolingians, Alexandrians, French Ordonnance and the Seleukids.To track the games (and the food, and the swimming) there are many thousands of words spread across six fully illustrated, (unusually) map-annotated, kawasaki-riding battle reports in which Geordie General Al'Shearer lands yet again in the commentary position.Guarantee yourself a Big Night Oot and read away (the lads)..
In case you've not already spotted it, I've now posted the army lists from the top-placing players in last month's 2019 Worlds from Rome on the ADLG Wiki.The lists are;1st - Yuan Chinese2nd - Timurid3rd - Communal Italian4th - Ottoman Empire5th - KhurasanianThe full placings from The Worlds are on the FIW website, with a complete list of armies on the ADLG forum. The Madaxeman.com Podcast about the Yuan list was published earlier this month - other may follow!If you are inspired by these lists, here's a couple of very nice looking Timurid/Yuan style elephants from Donnington Miniatures to be tempted by as well.
Last Thursday we had big To the Strongest game. This time Greece (Michael and Peter) faced Roman forces (Alasdair, Campbell and myself).W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy dużą grę z zasadami To the Strongest. Tym razem Grecja (Michael i Peter) stanęli naprzeciw Rzymowi (Alasdair, Campbell i ja).SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Peter MearnsUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Peter Mearns, Bartek ŻyndaSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Peter Mearns, Bartek Żynda, Campbell Hardie, Michael SchneiderMichael's GreeksPeter's GreeksCampbell and Alasdair RomansBart's RomansOur game as always divided into two separate clashes. In the first, Peter faced Campbell and Alasdair. After some initial successes, Peter managed to flank Roman cavalry, but then the brave Roman marines broke the first falangist unit and create a massive gap in Greek lines. Soon after that more Greek unit gets broken and in very short time whole Peter's army lost its morale and disappear from the battlefield. In the meantime, Mich
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Our last Thursday game was set up for fun. Most of us have an Ancient collections, but for different period. Few weeks Peter bring an idea to have the game with all of them. That game has been postponed several times and finally we had it on our table. Initially we set up the game for 130 points with 3 command each, but on the table with the size of 8'x4' it would be to crowded, as finally we had 6 armies ready to play. I gave the idea to limit that forces to 100 points with 2 commands and that how it stayed. The rules used for that game was To the Strongest!Nasza ostatnia czwartkowa gra była zorganizowana dla czystej rozrywki. Większość z nas posiada kolekcje figurek do starożytności, jednak do różnych okresów. Kilka tygodni Peter zaproponował grę z tymi kolekcjami. Gra ta była kilka razy przekładana i w końcu zawitała na naszym stole. Początkowo miała to być gra na 130 punktów z 3 dowódcami, jednak na stole o rozmiarach 8 na 4 stopy, było by zbyt tłoczno. Zaproponowałem obniżenie tej wartości do 100 punktów
Today short report from our Sunday game. This time it was Pontic vs Rome with a use of To the Strongest rules. Dzisiaj krótki raport z naszej niedzielnej gry. Tym razem był to pojedynek Rzymu z Pontem z użyciem zasad To the Strongest.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Peter MearnsUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Peter Mearns, Jack Glanville1. Forces. Siły.ROME/RZYM(Jack, Bartek)I LEGION2 x Light infantry10 x LegionnairesII LEGION2 x Light Infantry1 x Medium Infantry5 x Legionnaires5 x CavalryPONT(Peter)Pontic Army3 x Phalange2 x Medium Infantry2 x Light Infantry2 x Light Cavalry2 x Medium CavalryPontic Allies2 x Light Infantry10 x Medium Infantry4 x Light Cavalry2. The game. Gra.Sadly this game was played 2 weeks ago and I don't remember everything from it. I will remember it as the game with the worst cards I ever had. To be honest, this period is not my Roman period (my army is a little older period) and had some problems with tactic at the b
When I looked at the size of my Roman army, I have noticed that there is not enough generals. So far I had one senior and two junior, but the size required two more junior. I decided to use the Warlord sets and mix them, so I got extra one mounted and one foot commander. Now my Roman army is fully fitted for the incoming battles.Kiedy popatrzyłem na rozmiar mojej rzymskiej armii, zauważyłem brak dostatecznej liczby generałów. Do tej pory miałem jednego głównego i dwóch niższej rangi, ale rozmiar sił wymagał dodania jeszcze dwóch niższej rangi. Zdecydowałem się na użycie zestawów od Warlorda, pomieszanie ich i w ten sposób zyskałem dodatkowych dwóch generałów, jednego konno i jednego pieszo. Teraz moja rzymska armia jest naprawdę gotowa na nadchodzące bitwy.
It’s the end of the line for the Blandford Warriors! All twelve in this limited series of classic 1988 Citadel Miniatures are now painted and standing alongside each other in the cabinet, jostling for position of most dramatic medieval warlord. Left to right: Flavius Aetius, Owen of Wales and Vlad Dracula. The final triumverate are spread across a thousand years of European history. Let’s take a look at them each in turn. Flavius Aetius Chances are you’ve not heard of Aetius, but you’ll have heard of his most famous opponent – Attila the Hun. Aetius and Attila clashed at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in AD451 – one of the greatest bloodsheds as the Western Roman Empire crumbled under the weight of barbarian invaders. Aetius was supreme commander of all military forces in the west, and crushed the Huns, stopping their advance into Gaul, and ultimately breaking Atilla’s tribal empire – earning him a place in history as the last of the great Romans. Flavius Aetius and