Last Thursday, our "Old Guys" group gathered to play our first game using my Command & Colors - Medieval game. But instead of the tan and purple blocks and the laboriously applied labels, we used my 15mm figures, some of which I described in previous posts.
Unfortunately I did not take any pictures until about the 6th turn. Please click on the images for a large picture. The pictures were taken with my Motorola phone camera.
|Overview with the Byzantine right/Sassanid left in the foreground. The Byzantine left wing commander stares in dismay at the losses he's taken.|
The Byzantines slowly moved forward on their right until they got within bow range and started a desultory ranged fire on the Sassanids. They moved their medium bow-armed cavalry unit onto the hill and, with the two bow-armed light infantry units, returned the fire. Casualties were minor here.
|But the main action was on the Byzantine left/Sassanid right. Here the Sassanid right wing commander ponders his attack options. As you can tell, he's dealt quite a bit of destruction to the Byzantine left wing cavalry.|
|The Sassanid super heavy cataphracts launch an attack against the remnants of two units of Byzantine cavalry, destroying both of them|
The Sassanids won decisively 6 banners to 2 for the Byzantines.
My 15mm figures are a mix of various manufacturers, primarily vintage Miniature Figurines and Table Tops Games figures. The hills were hand cut from 1/2" extruded insulation foam upon which I glued an enlarged image of one of the C&C-M hills. The mat is from Cigar Box.
This coming Thursday we'll fight the next scenario, the follow-up battle of Melebasa (528 AD).