Friday, 30 November 2012

Tigranocerta again.

Having played this Command & Colours game twice solo it was clearly time to inflict it on some 'real' players.  Martin agreed to lead the Romans while Jerry took the role of Tigranes the Adequate.  Above can be seen the Armenian 'panzers' trundling forward.
Above - the initial setup seen from the Roman lines.  Lucullus decided on a strategy of letting the enemy come to him.
The initial cataphract charge was repelled with losses, while the Romans surged down off their hill.
Roman cavalry soon followed up, while the Armenian light cavalry advanced to hold their right flank.
Despite needing two wagons I had only remembered to pack one - so Martin knocked up another from a sheet of paper.  Here it is about to be torched by Roman light cavalry.
More Armenian cavalry soon gathered to repel the Romans...
...but the second wagon was soon cheerily ablaze!
Hampered by some duff cards, Tigranes took ages to get his infantry moving - but here they are getting stuck in to some very tough legionaries.
After some heavy fighting the Armenian infantry attack was soon repulsed - clinching a (reasonably) comfortable Roman victory.


The Dancing Cake Tin said...

Those Armenians have always gotten a tough deal.

Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tin
They don't have it easy.