Category Archives: Ancient

Fighting over a scrap of desert….

After getting some new guys painted up, I had a game this Tuesday with Gareth, or for this weeks game Ptolemy.¬† And let me tell you, what would have been a tale of woe and despair for my Carthaginians, if … Continue reading

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Upon the Spanish plains

Once more I continue delving into the World of Ancients Wargaming, taking my Carthaginians to the field once more against Al’s Romans using “To the Strongest.” ¬†Unfortunately, I haven’t had that much time to paint since the last game, and … Continue reading

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Mike’s Ramblings – “To the Strongest”

This may not be a battle report at heart , but I am going to ramble a little about my recent Ancients experience which contains a little battle report and something of a review of the Ancients Wargames Rules – … Continue reading

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Pyrrhus at Asculum. A ‘Lost Battles’ game.

“One is the best of all omens, to fight in defence of King Pyrrhus,” – Plutarch, Life of Pyrrhus Pyrrhus of Epirus was one of the most remarkable figures of the ancient world. A restless adventurer, his military career saw … Continue reading

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Sword and Spear, with Romans and Goths

Following our last go at Sword and Spear we decided to try it out with Romans and Goths. There’s a tradition in our club that any new set of ancient rules is tested with the Roman and Goth armies in … Continue reading

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Sword and Spear. And some bows.

A game of Sword and Spear. Having been recommended the Sword and Spear ancient rules, I thought I’d take a punt on them (although ¬£6 for the pdf isn’t much of a punt). Here’s a brief description of the rules. … Continue reading

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Cynoscephalae, 197 BCE. A Lost Battles game.

THE BATTLE OF CYNOSCEPHALAE, 197 BCE. This is a refight of the battle of Cynoscephalae, using Philip Sabin’s ‘Lost Battles’ rules. Romans under Flaminius take on Macedonians under Philip V. We’d previously played Pydna (168 BCE) a few times, which … Continue reading

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