Friday, 21 September 2012

Big Phil down!

Last week I re-ran the Crocus Plains scenario with C&C and my 25mm toys.  John took the role of Phillip II of Macedonia while Steve T was the Greek not bearing gifts.  The Macedonian cavalry got stuck in quite early and tore into the Greek left.  Above we see some Greek skirmishers suffering 75% casualties.  Theirs chums (below) were soon in a similar position leaving Steve rather despondent.

The cavalry soon scuttled off leaving the Greek left devoid of troops.
The main Greek battle line.
The Macedonian main battle line - Phil II can be seen capering around behind the phalanx.
Phil's days were numbered though - here John points in true wargamerly fashion to the spot where he perished.  By this time honours were pretty even - the Greek hoplite units having ripped into the Macedonian centre.
The momentum of the Greek assault carried it through the Macedonian line to the point where Steve only needed to inflict a single casualty to win the game in his next turn....
However, John managed to get rid of a Greek unit in his turn thus securing the narrowest of victories.  And losing his King.  I wonder if Phillip's son will turn out to be any good....

11 comments:

Stephen Thomas said...

It could have been glorious !!!

Phil Broeders said...

Great report. Always like a battle that goes to the wire

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
Just watch out for a young whippersnapper called Alexander...

Tim Gow said...

Phil Broeders
Most of the C&C games we've played have been close, but none so close at this one!

Stephen Thomas said...

I can't imagine that he will amount to much :-)

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

Oliver Stone speaks highly of him ;-)

Tim Gow said...

The Dancing Cake Tin
But now the film will have to be revised!

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

Gotta love those last turn swings of fortune! The hoplites look very impressive.

All the best,

DC

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
You really can't go wrong with a line of hoplites.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Oh Tim,

Command and Colours may be the vehicle I need to use instead of Big Battle DBA to widen some of my friends and older family members interest into the hobby

Expensive at first (several boxes to get) but a good investments

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
I was sceptical when I first saw it (just another board game...) but after a single game I warmed to it sufficiently to order a copy. It is now my backstop if I need to put on a game - it takes about half an hour to sort out and pack the toys and terrain for a given scenario.