Mike started his campaign season with a spectacular game of Carthage vs Spain. As always the figures were outstanding and plentiful and the rules were Tactica. Our version of course since I seriously doubt that we will see Tactica II in our lifetime.
We had a great turnout with the following players:
As the defenders of Spain - Ken the greater as their leader and general, Jamie, Tyler and two new players Brent and his son Logan.
As the invaders from Carthage - Bill our fearless leader, Mike, Wendel and myself.
Since we love to play around with the rules and tinker, we decided to try something the has been floating around in our heads for a while. We wanted to see if cavalry and light infantry could break through a battle line in the center and roll up to either flank. This tactic was agreed upon by all of the Carthaginian players and is reflected in our initial set up.
None the less this cleared the way for the Carthaginian heavy infantry to advance. The Spanish though were not just sitting idly by. They had placed the major portion of their cavalry on their left flank with the plan of crushing our right. Facing this massive horde of Spanish horse flesh was one light cavalry unit and two heavy infantry units. The Carthaginians (Wendel and Bill) deftly handled these units to stop the Spanish long enough to allow our heavy infantry to close with the Spanish medium infantry.
The flanking actions eventually worked but only briefly. Had they lasted longer this game would have been a cake walk.
Meanwhile in the center the battle was raging! The Carthaginian heavy infantry collided with the Spanish medium infantry and it was a battle of numbers vs quality. While exchanging casualties in fairly even amounts, the Spanish were slowly wearing down the Carthaginians and turning both flanks! Carthage (Mike and Bill) was between a rock and a hard place. Spain (Ken Jamie and Tyler) were relentlessly pounding away at the heavy infantry in front of them.
All in all another great game with much bantering and camaraderie enjoyed by all. Thanks to Mike for hosting this great game and again allowing us to play with his wonderful toys.
Some of our gang.
Take care and roll well!