Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Spartan Vs Macedonians

My favourite period in wargaming in that of the Hellenistic Period, with the fall of the Greeks at Chaeronea to the last great battle of the Macedonians phalanx at Pydna, against the rising might of Rome. The photos from the battle shown here are of the final stages of a small campaign we ran in Singleton, New South Wales. The campaign was set around 330BC with the Spartan King Agis rebelling against the Alexanders General - Antipater. The rebellion was finally crushed at the Battle of Megalopolis, by Antipater and his phalangities. The Spartans were finally enrolled in the League of Corinth, where they would not play a major roll in the Greek world for a great number of years

My figures are the Macedonians and Greek allies and Micheal Edwards fielded the Spartans and their allies. The red Macedonian pike are the figurers painted by me.Three of my pike are A&A miniatures and one is Vendal miniatures The Greeks on my side were painted by Leroy Simpson, from Townsville and all the shields are hand painted.
Eddie painted all his figures which are mainly 1st Corps with a mix of Black Tree and Foundry figures. All photos from the game were taken by Victor Perry, another Singleton wargamer.


Scott Robertson said...

Hey Nathan, nice start with the site. Could could you please take some more photos of the excellent Vendel phalanx, so others can see just how well they paint up. Are you still coming down to Brisbane for Gerry's Easter convention? Maybe we can do another huge Macedonian early Successor game together. Cheers Scott

Vinnie said...

Hey Scott,
No worries I will take some more shots in the next few days of the Vendel phalanx for you. I am still hoping to get down to Brisbane for the 'Muster' and a Successor game sounds good. I will have to paint up a few more units then.