Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Battle of Pynda 168BC - Phase Two



The final phase of our Pynda game was played yesterday, after a lapse of a month - thank god for the new extensions to the house. The game started this time with the clash of phalanx vs Legionnaire's. The actions of the skirmishers had finished with those units still surviving withdrawing through their lines and moving across to the flanks. The cavalry battles on both sides had almost closed with the Macedonian cavalry on their left flank being defeated by the elephants and numerous Roman cavalry units. Which in turn were defeated by the Thracian Light Infantry on that flank. The elephant corps was also defeated but this time by the Hypaspist also formed up as light infantry. On the right of the Macedonian line King Perseus managed to defeat the opposing Roman cavalry and go on to break through to the Roman rear. However in the center both armies gained and lost ground in numerous locations across the battlefield. The broken ground again working in favour of the small and flexible Roman units. But on the unbroken ground the phalanx pushed the Romans back. The battle went like this for at least four turns before we decided to call it a draw. The Macedonians and Perseus would live to fight another day - well at least for another month before more Romans arrived to re-enforce Paullus.



The Elephant Corps of Paullus are defeated by Perseus' Hypaspists.










The great push - Phalanx vs Legionaries

Perseus and his companions break through the Roman left flank and threaten their rear.

Old Glory Triarii realize their rear is threatened and fall back to their camp.

6 comments:

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

WoW!Like all your battles in which it's packed full of very nicely painted miniatures on a large scale.Great stuff!

Vinnie said...

Thanks Axebreaker,

I try to ensure the best shots are taken to inspire more gamers in the hobby and to share the love "as to say"

BigLee said...

I love that War Elephant. Very cool.

Sigmar said...

Absolutely superb pictures, awe inspiring.

How many miniatures do you typically deploy for these kinds of games and roughly how much would it cost to assemble an army ?

Thanks for sharing,
Sigmar
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Vinnie said...

Sigmar,

Happy to hear that you liked the game. We normally try and have about 600 odd figures on the board at any one time. Just an idea the Macedonians had:386 infantry figures and 56 cavalry figures in that last game. The cost I would hate to think, but to keep the price down it would best to join the OLD GLORY ARMY and purchase the figures through them. Pianting them could take awhile though?

Vinnie

BigRedBat said...

The phalanx is excellent! Lovely to see such a wide formation. I like the red pikes, too.