Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Troy, Troy and Troy again

For last week's game I found an interesting - though perhaps not 100% historical - Troy 1184BC scenario on the Command & Colours website.  The photo above shows Troy at the top (another appearance for my Hittite city walls) with the Acheans (Greeks) nearest the camera.
Figures were assembled from my collection of veteran 25mm toys.  Above is the Trojan right.
The Greeks were easier to assemble...
...and the chariots pulled by 'fairground ride' horses are always popular!
The cast.  On the left, Tim C as Hector, son of King Priam, John as Paris of Troy (not to be confused with Troy from Paris).
On the right, Martin as Agamemnon, King of Mycenae and Jerry limping along as Achilles.
Furthest from the camera is Graham as Helen of Troy, the face which ate a thousand chips.  Sorry Graham - couldn't resist!
Most photos are taken from the Greek left/Trojan right.  Here the Greek left advances menacingly.

A certain amount of bow twanging and stick hurling caused casualties on both sides.
Hector leads his elite spearmen out of the city.
Agamemnon (in the red cloak next to the big stupid chariot) has a go at Paris.  The special rule of this scenario is that leaders actually fight one another in 'heroic' combat.

Stay tuned for the concluding episode!


Don M said...

Looked like great deal of fun.....)

Conrad Kinch said...

Looks awfully troying to me.

Tim Gow said...

Don M
We approached the game with our usual level of seriousness...

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
Must troy harder.

Ross Mac said...

I'm not sure Mr K can, I believe he's getting a littke horse.

looks just like the movie..

Peter Douglas said...

Not 100% accurate? You mean you can't find accurate and detailed OOBs? Shoddily researched Gow!
Still looks like a good game. Next time make em wear funny hats!
Cheers, PD

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Stop nagging.

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
I can at least confirm that having visited Troy last year, the city walls are at least 10% accurate.

peter said...

Great looking figures and game! Thanks for sharing!