Postie was given a well deserved rest last Sunday, as BigLee ( Lee's report here) took over the reigns as the Ref and cheif organiser. Lee had been planning for some time to introduce the rest of the Rejects to Simon Miller's excellent set of Ancients rules "To the Strongest".Myself and Richard picked out the Romans, Postie and Surj got the Carthaginians. As this was a playtest (or so we thought?) it was just a meeting engagement and it was a simple clashing of armies.We did find out halfway through the game we were infact re-fighting Trebbia!!!!It was actually quite funny, I stood over on the Carthaginian side of the table as me and Richard talked tactics, I noticed the river behind the Roman lines??? "Are we refighting Trebbia?" I asked. Lee's top lip quivered as he lied through his teeth......." No this is just a playtest!"Lying shitbag!(I do infact own some never played with 15mm armies for both sides of the Carthaginian Wars, but I've never found a set of rules that I liked because of the dreaded Maniple
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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
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
G'day All,I'm a little late with my annual looking back / looking forward post this year because I've been on hols. It's something I enjoy though as I always find it motivating and it helps kick me into gear for the year ahead. Here we go...This year has seen the Distractability Index at close to an all-time high and whilst that has got loads of stuff done, it means a LOT of it wasn't from Glorious Plan Millsy 2018 (or maybe it was?).The plan for year consisted of three main goals...1. Continuation of the 55 Days at Peking ProjectThis one stalled big time. Too much of a good thing proved to be a bit of a killer for the enthusiasm but I did still manage to knock out a unit of Japanese Infantry.I also managed to get a couple of games in which was great fun.On the plus side I jumped on the Warbases Boxer Rebellion Kickstarter and will be shortly receiving another 8 beautiful building kits in the post. Add those to the table plus a few unfinished items and it will really look the duck's nuts! Enthusiasm restored.
Time ago I finished a 10mm Roman army to play The Art of War, that ruleset so awfully translated into Spanish language, but I never got to play it with them though I have played Art of War with friends' armies a few times.Today me and a friend tried To the strongest! an intelligent ruleset, easy to remember and fun and fast to play, which also gives you realistic feel of how ancient armies fought, or so I think.We played and introductory game of 100 points armies on a plain. Gallic vs. Marian Roman. We made a few mistakes, some of them in designing our own armies, but the game went smooth, we loved it and we are planning of playing it as often as possible.Here you can see some pictures of the game. Romans are from Magister Militum and Gauls from Pendraken (the old range).Gauls attacking the Roman lineRomans waited for the clash and successfuly rejected the attack, disordering some warbands. Here the Gallic army had already lost a pair of warbands and its camp had been taken by Numidian light cavalry, plus all