The second of the three games on display on Saturday
was a four aside affair. The Macedonians had discussed
setting up fully on the left board but decided against
that idea. Luckily as the Sassanids did opt for that option
and we could have ended up with both armies on different
boards. Both sides were allowed up to a thousand points.
|Two of the expert commanders diced off for initiative|
only to prove they were indeed expert commanders
|Mark and my commands did our best to reenact|
the Battle of Thermopylae. Anchoring ourselves
between the two hills and awaited the onslaught
of the massed Sassanid cavalry.
The massed Sassanid cavalry.
|The dice rolls for the Macedonian missile troops|
seriously weakened the first wave of cavalry. As
the defense positioned itself on opportunity
Our Marks light cavalry managed to scout the
Sassanids on our right and got the better of their
screen on that flank. While his elephants charged
and ran amuck among the horses.
|The Sassanid first command bounces off and routs.|
|Dave and Alan were doing their best to force march|
their way to our rescue. After what looked like a
difficult situation the Sassanids were being rapidly
flanked by Daves forces while Alan started to form a
second rank behind the hill.
|One of the better focused camera shots. My tactic|
of taking loads of shots made up for the ipads
The models must have felt like fashion models after
|The Sassanids were struggling to get any form of|
breakthrough. And it seemed inevitable the the fast
approach of reserves would prompt a tactical withdraw.
|We were running out of time on what must|
have been a frustrating game for some of the
commands which struggled to get into engagement.
An interesting game nether the less.