Onto the third battle of the three that took place as part of a TTS battle day with friend Bevan. Regular visitors will know that by this time I was down two-nil, so rather keen to finish the day with a victory! The sides would be Pyrrhic (played by Bevan) and Ancient British (played by me).
The Ancient Brits are a favourite of mine: in fact, they were the army I used to use when I played WRG 6th competitions in 28mm some thirty years ago…when your chariots were known as the Ancient British Panzer Division.
Under TTS, the Ancient British have an even greater proportion of their army as light chariots than under WRG 6th, so I decided to keep things very simple and employ that well known AncBrit tactic known as “the horns of the Highland Cow”!
All Lined Up And Ready To Go
A Close Up Look At My Left Wing Lights
A Look At My Right Wing Lights
Pyrrhic Centre: Hoplites
Nasty Pointy Spears!
I Prepare To Overwhelm His Left Flank
Jummy: Curried Elephant For Tea!
The Hills Won't Save You, Mate!
General Battle Is Joined
This actually worked surprisingly well. My light troops on either flank overwhelmed his light troops through sheer weight of numbers and, most pleasingly, before his Hoplites could start trying to chew through my warbands.
As my chariots curled around onto his rear, the Pyrrhics realised that this was not going to be a Pyrrhic victory so much as a Pyrrhic disaster, and surrendered.
End of the day score: Bevan - 2, Me - 1 .
A great days gaming with what is a delightful little rule set!
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