This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
I just finished setting up a rough test game of my planned Historicon "Hail Caesar" demo game for a run through tonight. The scenario has a Roman column that must get the emperor to a fort on the other side of the table. Of course, the opposing Dacians have other, more gruesome, plans for the Emperor Trajan. The first picture shows the Roman column strung out along an invisible (aka yet to be made) road trudging along to the fort.
Here's a picture of their objective - a small fortified camp somewhere along the Dacian border.
The fort is defended by some artillery units and a band of mercenary Gauls. I'm sure that the allegiances of those Gauls is beyond reproach.
Hey wait a minute - paper Dacians - now that's cheesey. Sadly, the Dacians are not completed so we'll be using some paper stand-ins. At lest there are some graphics (you'd be surprised how images of "ancient Dacians" comes up on a Google Search. The Dacians are divided into 2 forces - a group of four light calvary at the far end of the table.
The second, a bigger force consists of six infantry units and a unit a Sarmatian heavy calvary. The Dacians are armed with Falx's which count as a two handed weapon and thus reduce the saving throws of my plucky Romans - very dangerous chaps.
Here's a close up of the Sarmations. These are Old Glory figures that were painted by Pictor's Studio. I think the did a first class job - as you can see in the next picture.
Very nice indeed, one day my painting my come up to this quality. I'm looking forward to the upcoming Sarmatians the Warlord will be producing.
Speaking of painting, I have finished one Sarmation infantry unit which is still drying from being dipped.
I also received an advance copy of the new Dacian command group from Warlord - it's a fabulous set. The guy with two Falx's is the best mini I've ever seen!