Friday, 31 August 2012

Tigranocerta 69BC - part 1

Having spent a bit of time sorting out my 25mm ancients it seemed a good plan to set up a solo game and get more use out of them.  I settled on the battle of Tigranocerta which resulted from King Tigranes the Great (above) trying to raise the Roman siege of his capital.  Historically Lucullus, the Roman commander surprised Tigranes and captured his baggage train.  What would happen this time?
Above - the initial setup - Romans nearest.  I missed out a Roman light cavalry unit which should be on their baseline on the left.
The Armenian baggage wagons were lent to King Tigranes by my WW2 Romanians.  Which says a lot about the Romanians.
The core of the Armenian army was formed by four units of heavy armoured cavalry.  These chaps were part of my scoop at Triples in May.
The Armenian infantry were in fact Assyrians.  Close enough.
The cataphracts were impressive, but there seemed to be a lot of Romans...
Most of the Roman infantry were old Garrison figures I picked up on ebay earlier this year.
Coming next - the game report.


Phil said...

A great AAR with fantastic minis! Very nice work!

Tim Gow said...

This is more of a pre-action report. Game report coming soon...

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

I note the use of layered or stepped Hexon rather than the hills - that is a neat idea.

Love the Cataphracts but then I was going to tackle a Pathian army at some point....;-)

Set up very nicely for the big fight.

All the best,


Tim Gow said...

David Crook
The Hexon hills look great - and work really well for 6mm toys - but balancing an 8x6cm base of heavy metal figures on a flocked slope is rather tricky!

fireymonkeyboy said...

Those look good - Essex?

Tim Gow said...

The cataphractoi? I'm not sure. My toys are generally 'old' 25mm rather than their portlier 28mm brethren.