Gathered today were the following members of our informal group. Mike, our host, Wendel, Ken, Jamie, Bill and myself. Ken had asked Mike if one time we could play a game of Tactica straight from the book, using the armies listed and all of the appropriate rules for the same. Usually we use larger armies created by using a points system of our own creation allowing us to play with more troops and have longer battles. So Mike decided that today would be that time and chose Republican Romans against Carthage.
Ken, Mike and Wendel were the Carthaginians and Bill, Jamie and I were the Romans.
Below are the initial set ups for each side.
The Romans won the initiative and the fight was on.
Seeing the Carthaginian elephants ready to charge their left flank, the Romans sent their massed light infantry to remove this threat. Confidence is high that they will be more than able to eliminate the elephants. In addition to this, the Romans moved their Triarii to protect the left and right flanks while what little cavalry the Romans had went out to engage and slow down their Carthaginian counterparts. The Roman center advances to close with the Carthaginian center as soon as possible.
Carthage on the other hand, moves both of their flanks forward to engage each Roman flank while their light troops screen the Carthaginian heavy infantry and harass the Roman manipales.
Please let me digress for a moment. Jamie, while a wonderful person and painter of extraordinary talent, Jamie cannot roll dice to save his soul, except for today! Jamie's heavy cavalry and band of light infantry devastated all of Mike's cavalry on the Roman right flank.
And now for what everyone is waiting for - Eye Candy - from Mikes fantastic collection.
Good gaming - Greg