I got to play one game, and it went like this:
|Persians choose the battleground and scrunch up the Spartan deployment.|
|Plough are out of play in the first turn and the lines advance towards each other. Not a sensible Persian tactic really...|
|The Persian left prepares to cross the river and outflank the Spartans, if possible. Persian Shooting is ineffective.|
|One turn of combat and the Persians lose three elements. This wasn't even a contest...|
While away I was working on a Pike and Shot variant of DBA, and when I got back I blu-taked some metal to bases to try them out. This is Swedes vs Imperialist in the Thirty Years War:
|Swedes to the right, Imperialists to the left. Most of the shot is classified as 8Sh, double based and containing pikes o nthe element.|
|The Swedish left struggles to get out of the enclosure, while the German mercenary Pistols head around the woods on an outflanking mission, only to be held up by Croatian Light Horse.|
|A few units have been killed here. Artillery proved effective, as did some of the shooting. The Swedish Dragoons in the enclosure were getting the better of their opposite for most of the game.|
|The dead, Imperialist in the foreground.|
Last night I watched Tony Aguilar's video of Persians getting beaten by Athenians (so it isn't just me), and realised that I had based my double foot elements incorrectly. For some reason I thought all double foot elements were 30mm deep, but no, Bow (and therefore Shot) are meant to be 40mm deep. So a rebasing operation has been commenced this morning, on both the Persians and the 30YW.
Finally, hello to Mikayla, Alex and Laura, who were probably hoping that this post would have more anthropomorphic animals featured. Sorry - it's a busy life...