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Little Battles 21
« on: January 24, 2021, 05:47:13 PM »
Oh no - another year and another series of battle reports beam their way through space.

Typically it is Greeks versus Persians to start the year off.

More detailed report on my website for those with interest or too much time on their hands (at the moment).
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 06:12:06 PM »
nice report and pictures as ever David
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 08:12:07 PM »
Great massive little battle
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 09:23:14 AM »
A little little battle this time. It did remind me of fighting in the late 1970s when my Romans struggled in open terrain against opponents with lots of mounted archers.

An opportunity for my recently expanded Commagene to test themselves against some unsuspecting Greeks.

Short report attached. Longer one on my website for those with time on their hands.

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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2021, 09:21:37 AM »
With bad weather being forecast, it was another opportunity to take over the dining room table.

This time a more powerful Greek alliance (Thebes and Thessaly) took on my Herodian Jewish army in its first outing since achieving (hopefully) its final configuration.

For those who think it is too cold for mowing the lawn, a more detailed report is available on my website.
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 10:31:56 AM »
very nice report David.....the annotations always help me!
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 10:44:02 AM »
Excellent account and really well presented. Nice to see Herodians doing well - one of my favourite armies  :)

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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2021, 09:07:44 AM »
Yes the Herodians did a lot better than expected. How much of that may be down to the bad tactics by the Theban Boiotarchos is a point to consider, although a lot of Herod's troops have proved reasonably reliable in earlier battles.
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2021, 05:31:39 PM »
Just like buses, battle reports seem to come along in groups.

Not a hoplite in sight this time - Ancient Britons against some Persians.
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2021, 08:25:44 PM »
I do like the way your rules play out,
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2021, 09:15:11 AM »
Yes there does seem to have been a consistency of late Jim where one side has given up any aggressive potential by period 6. Whether this is a developing feature of the rules or just that recent losers contained some unenthusiastic allies that were allowed to watch their masters lose before deciding to go home., I'm not sure. I'll see what happens with a couple of armies without a lot of allies.
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2021, 12:36:15 PM »
Yes there does seem to have been a consistency of late Jim where one side has given up any aggressive potential by period 6. Whether this is a developing feature of the rules or just that recent losers contained some unenthusiastic allies that were allowed to watch their masters lose before deciding to go home., I'm not sure. I'll see what happens with a couple of armies without a lot of allies.

I do rather like the effect of unenthusiastic allies  8)
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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 02:19:41 PM »
Very few unenthusiastic allies this time, but more willing ones who were prepared to make more of a fight of it.

My Spartans are dusted off to take my latest Persian satrapal force on a battlefield that may remind some of the Mandubian Hills.

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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2021, 08:55:55 PM »
More of a scenario associated with this battle giving me the opportunity to use some of that terrain I had spent ages creating.

The Athenians try to prevent the Armenians (with some help from Parthia) in trying to take over a colony.

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Re: Little Battles 21
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2021, 06:00:17 PM »
The latest (and last) of my Greek armies are tested in their first outing by some rowdy Essex tourists.
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