|Action from the eastern empire|
|Steve's initial set-up. He does like that sturdy Roman infantry however in this case it is all auxilia|
|My left flank command with Paighan infantry and bowmen to support|
|A closer view of some of the excellent Gripping Beast Sassanid figures|
|Lovely A&A command with LBMS Banner|
|All hand painted shields on the Sassanids|
|Steve has an affinity for the Huns and always uses them well. In this case they were to be |
part of Simon's command and they performed admirably.
|Clever Steve has made up these resin sabots so he can still utilise some individually based figures. He intends|
to paint, flock and suitably dress them up shortly. They work very well.
|The central Sassanid command complete with messy treasury and camp!|
|The right flank of the Sassanid's. We intend to sweep upon the wing of the enemy and kill them dead!|
|Will my elephant's do the job this time?|
|A view down the table to give a reflection of relative dispositions|
|A fourth command from the Romans? Unheard of!!!|
|Advancing rapidly on the right|
|The Huns force a redeployment on the left of the Persian lines|
|A view across the centre|
|Hope we can turn around in time|
|Advancing upon the Roman centre- all those foot armed with extra bow as well|
|Another view showing the Elephants advance.|
|Not a great place to be here for the light cavalry|
|Auxilia doing a number on the Cataphracts that hit them|
|Another shot of the pressure on the Persian left from Simon's rapidly advancing Huns|
|A great shot of the action|
|The sage rush battle mat from the BIGREDBATSTORE is sensational|
|The bowmen take the heights to fire all six rounds in one turn and fail to wound or disorder a soul.|
|In the centre the push of lance on auxilia shield is proving a tough encounter. On the right the Veteran escorted|
elephants are being held up by cavalry.
|A very shambolic and uncoordinated advance|
|So you move your General over to give you the second chance in case you draw a 1...|
|Hun nobles hit the flank of a Cataphract unit|
|Yet they fail to destroy it...a lucky break or what?|
|The centre is proving an amazing tussle|
|"If only I can get into the rear of those auxilia"|
|Can these lads actually do something useful.....please!|
|A close up view of some lovely Roman cavalry in Steve's collection|
|A smashing breakthrough in the centre - auxilia destroyed by Cataphracts with Saravan heavies |
ready to exploit the gaps.
|A slightly blurry view showing the pace of the breakthrough :^)|
|A view showing two ammunition rounds left for these bow armed light horse|
|Still hanging on over on the left|
|A cloud of arrows have been falling on these units all battle and finally one is destroyed|
|A view from the Roman lines as the Sassanid cavalry look to exploit their success however a run of poor |
command rounds make them slow and ineffectual and vulnerable to enemy skirmishers of poor breeding and even
less moral fortitude and courage.
|Like trying to turn a Tiger Tank!|
|Looking back upon the Persian left where the formation has been forced to anchor under a storm of bow fire|
|Roman veteran auxilia supported by their raw compatriots await the next assault|
|Roman skirmishers unleash flank attacks and fire|
|Only one more hit to take and this deep unit is gone as are three victory medals. Its getting|
very close as the fighting swings back and forth across the entire front
|Now that's more like it lads|
|A wider perspective shows another Paighan unit scurrying over to the left, just in case the worst occurs.|
|Te Romans continue to fight a running battle in the centre with auxilia and light troops|
|The Paighan, raw deep shield wall troops advance to shore up a gap in the centre.|
A wonderful battle concluded with the Saravan finally getting the better of some by now very exhausted Roman foot.
We had a great time and Simon managed to get a second game of TtS in inside five days so well done him. Next on the agenda is finishing the bases on those El Cid Feudal Spanish and them perhaps a bit of basing of some irregular style big and hairy barbarians.
Until next time...