|Wonderful Limited Edition Gripping Beast Roman General courtesy of old pal Andrew P|
|The set-up is in progess|
|Immediately the good guys advance and get stuck in. Archers to the rear to provide some missile support|
|On the left Phil advances his cavalry|
|I do love these figures. The shield design works very well|
|The central command, led by the General on foot, continues to support the main central attack|
|All looking good so far|
|Cookie takes the rough ground with veteran lights and prepares to issue a few volleys|
|Martins Legio has now dispatched the raw legio facing it and advances|
|Slightly out of sequence however you can see the moment just before the action depicted in the previous|
photograph...auxilia in the foreground prepare to make their move
|These light infantry now feel particularly exposed!|
|An allied Frankish/Alan unit advances on the auxilia - Steve Y has a good record with these troop types.|
|However an impetuous attempt to flank an enemy has left them critically exposed|
|A great view of the unfolding act|
|Those auxiliary still are holding up the flank and those light infantry to their rear are about to |
turn around and destroy the advancing legio with javelin fire! Go figure.
There the game ended.
The final two victory medals were handed over and the victors were quite pleased with themselves. The absolute honours and rewards of land in Iberia etc. should be given to every soldier in the auxilia unit on the extreme left flank of Steven Y's command. They took on enormous odds, were hit numerous on occasions to both the flank and the rear and SAVED EVERY BLOODY TIME!!
Hence the title to this blog "Their skin must be made of iron" - for as far as we were concerned, they were certainly made of tough stuff indeed!
We salute you...until next time.