Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Cleomenes the git - Sepeia 494BC part 2

As the original game went so quickly, we set it up again and the players swapped sides.  It started off with the Spartans coming on in the same old way...
...and Cleomones's bodyguard dying in the same old way.
The blood was soon flowing at a fair old rate...
...and some of the hard-pressed Argives were forced back into the Sacred Grove.
Cleomones the Great Git remained in charge and kept the pressure up on the weakened Argive line.
Soon another Argive hoplite unit - complete with attached general fell, leaving only one Argive leader at large.
Here he is (left) at the helm of an already weak hoplite unit.
The Spartans soon ganged up on him....even to the extent of pointing at him aggressively.  Note the painted fingernail.  Funny lot these Spartans.
The end soon came.  More hoplites died horribly, while the Argive leader fled to the Sacred Grove.


Martin Rapier said...

A much more satisfactory game:) It was particularly pleasing to drive the Argives into their sacred grove, although coming out again was a very shabby trick.

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
As was said during the game - "never trust a Greek bearing gits..."

Archduke Piccolo said...

I thought it was 'Never trust a Greek wearing lifts...' Really nice figures these, Tim - and I guess the 'Ancients' type of in-yer-face-boyo combat makes a nice change from the more modern impersonal style.

Archduke Piccolo said...

(That gag about lift-wearing Greeks I don't know whether I made it up or read somewhere)