Sunday, March 31, 2019

Painting Update

No game this week but I did manage to get some painting completed.  In the foreground, there is  selection of horses painted for a BG of Parthian/Sassanid horse archers.  In the background, more Pre-Islamic Arab archers for my Hatra ally as well as more horse archers and Arab lancers.

Peter Pig 15mm Camelphracts - will work for the cornerstone of a Hatra 300 army and another BG for my Parthians.

Khurasan Arab Light Lancers for my Pre-Islamic Arabians/Arab Conquest.

Two shots of Xyston Camel Train for my Parthians.  This is a 40x80mm base and will work for a FOG 300 army and along with two other bases for a full size FOG camp.  It will also work for that other rule set that is played down here in the south.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

FOG 3.0 in the Man Cave

Finally able to get game in this weekend - Willard Moore traveled down from Huntsville with his Daylami Horde to take on my Rus.  The Rus have not faired well under any of the three versions of FOG and today was to prove no different.

Will deployed with only 10 BGs including a BG of superior elephants.  The Rus showed up with 11 BGs three of which were lights.  

The Rus won the initiative and chose agriculture.  Will tried to clutter the battlefield by I picked up two his choices by rolling a 6.  Most of the remaining terrain ended up on the edges anyway so we fought in the middle.

Early on things were working for the Rus as the elephants were seen off by one of the veteran Rus Spear units and one of the average Ghilman was driven off by an average spear BG on the opposite end.

Once the two main lines joined in melee things quickly went askew as the Daylami impact foot won just about every impact and the ones they did not win, they rolled out of danger.  One Daylami sub general bit the dust but none of the Daylami BGs cared.  In just under 2 hours, the Rus army was fleeing from the field with the Daylami down only 5 attrition points.

Here are some pictures of the action. Unfortunately, no record survives of the final minutes of the slaughter.  Until next time...

Test Terrain Pieces

Working on some test pieces of terrain for the Sumerian campaign.  Here are two dry steppe examples.  One will work as an open field and a b...