Sunday, October 30, 2022

Armies and Enemies of Ancient Rome-Romans and Hannibal's Army in Italy

 Most of my war game armies are in 20-22mm (1\72-1\76) with many being in plastic. At some point, I discovered Newline miniatures and set about replacing some plastics with Newline-in this case Hannibal's Army in Italy.

My ancient armies are based to be versatile. I play games with Command and Colors Ancients, my version of DBA and in the not-to-distant future a set called Triumph

I was looking over the Triumph lists and brought my collection out. I decided to take some portraits with my iPad. Here are the results.

Newline Spanish Scutari

Newline Spanish Caetrati

Newline Spanish Long-Shield Cavalry

Newline Celts

Newline Celt Cavalry

Newline Libyan Spearmen

Newline Numidian Cavalry

This is one of the best sets HAT ever made. Libyan Spearman in captured Roman armor.

The Great Man Himself-Hannibal by Newline

Balearic Slingers, Hat and Italeri

Newline Roman Hastatus

Newline Roman Principes

Newline Roman Triarii

Hat Velites

Newline Roman Cavalry

Hat Italian Allies

Legatus and Eagle from the Hat command set

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Wilson's Creek, Bloody Hill

I've been trying to use my Wordpress Blog\website to encompass my historical and wargame interests. The site is doing ok so rather than duplicate things I thought it easier to just link this blog to my Wordpress site if people are interested in the whole story along with picture captions. Please visit the link and let me know what you think. Thanks.

Wilson's Creek and Bloody Hill 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

The Mongols in Russian-a Lion Rampant Game

 I wrote this game up on my other blog History and Hobby. You can read about it there but here are some pics of the action. The Lion Rampant rules were used.

Mongol Heavy Cavalry

Allied Chinese Cavalry

Allied Korean Heavy Cavalry

Chinese and Korean Allied Cavalry

Close up of Korean Heavy Cavalry

Korean Cavalry

Beautifully painted Korean Infantry.

Mongol Heavy Cavalry over run the Russian fort

Dismounted Mongol Archers

Russian City Militia

Russian City Militia was on both sides!

Russian City Militia in the fort initially.

Russian Dvor or Boyars (nobles)

More Dvor or Greater Boyar

Lesser Russian Boyar using bows

Lesser Boyar

Lesser Boyar charge against elusive lighter horse archers.

Bird's eye view of how the action developed.

Lesser Boyars versus the elite Mongol heavy cavalry. Boyar's lose!

Boyars on both sides!

Russian skirmishers