Toy soldiers, wargames and modelling madness.
Muwatali 1 - Ramses 0. As, well, not historically, seemingly, as history tells us Ramses won a tough and costly fight. But that's only (in my view) because modern scholars have swallowed Ramses's self-glorifying narrative: hook, line and sinker. But, reading between the lines of even Ramses's yarn, he took a shellacking, did he what! Of course, on the war games table, nothing is a given. Great result!
It was a bit closer than the final tally indicates. We had a huge swirling chariot battle in the middle of the field, even one of the four horse/ox chariots got stuck in. Like all 'cavalry' battles, with mobile but fragile units, the result was balanced on a knife edge. Rameses suffered from having his retreating chariots crash into their own fortifications, while the Hitites lost some in the river for similar reasons.
Archduke PiccoloAs Martin says, this was actually a closer game than the score might suggest - with a 'sudden death' moment late on.
Martin RapierSo do you think these chariots will ever catch on?
I'd much rather have a good solid line of Legionaries than a bunch of flimsy chariots.
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