Over the weekend I visited the boys in Goulburn for their WAB2 yearly get together. Five tables of WAB and 10 gamers. Only a small gathering compared to most clubs but not a bad number for a small town of 22 000 people. We only start playing at around 1030am and after to good solid little games finished up at around 3pm. Matt Williamson organised the day and the Army lists. The first game was only 300pts and was restricted light infantry or skirmishers only. His idea behind this was to fit the skirmish battle first with the loser having to set his army up first. With only three allowable turns to play this made for a quick/fast moving game.
The second game was just your normal WAB game with each side fielding an 1800pt army. There were at least three Roman armies, one Celtic, one pike, one Thracian and one Carthaginian. I fielded a Pergamon army..mainly of light infantry and no pike. In the end I think the Roman armies had the upper hand and won most games that day. Still very hard to fight in WAB2 and field a very good infantry army. I was soundly defeated yet again.....maybe one day I could roll a few solid sixes.
This was also only the second time I had played WAB2 and the first time I have played Ancients in nearly a year. It was quite good to dust the troops off and roll those thousands of dice. But I would like to see some more supplements come out for the rules. It seems they have forgotten about advancing any further in this field, which is a shame.
My cavalry lining up for a charge. This did not eventuate..I was caught flat foot and lost my charge bonus.....and my cavalry