With Commands & Colors on the slate for today, I am bringing along my 6mm ancients collection for use with CC: Ancients. Included in the travel box are three boxes of figures, rolled hex map, box of terrain, rules, playsheets, cards, dice, and hit markers. Everything needed in one convenient carrying case.
|6mm Punic Wars Collection ready for battle|
Wish me luck...I will need it!
(yes, the game room is in a bit of disarray.)
We completed four games. Two games of Cannae using 6mm miniatures and two games of Plataea using the traditional CC:A board and blocks. Carthage was victorious in both Cannae replays and the Greeks won both Plataea battles. Each player won two battles.
The victories and banners counts were:
Game 1: Cannae - Jon (Carthage) 7-3
Game 2: Cannae - Scott (Carthage) 7-5
Game 3: Plataea - Jon (Greek) 5-3
Game 4: Plataea - Scott (Greek) 5-4
Both Cannae battles developed historically with the Carthaginian center giving way as Carthaginian cavalry on both wings first overpowered their opposition and then turned inwards to defeat the Roman center.
Both Plataea contests were much more closely contested. In the final game of the day, the Persians jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in banners only to lose that advantage in a deadly and well executed Greek counterattack. In the end game with banners at 3-4 to the Greeks, the Persians had a chance to take victory if a one block unit of Greek medium infantry and its attached leader could be taken out. Surrounding the Greeks with light infantry, the Persians struck. The remaining block of Greek infantry was destroyed but the leader, now alone, survived the casualty check and then successfully fought his way through the Persian lines. Banners tied 4-4. In the Greek half of the turn, the Greeks easily took out a weakened Persian infantry unit to claim victory. This one was a real nail-biter!