Attempting to play 30 ancient games in 30 days using my own small table fast play rules to test out a programmed opponent. A few more details at this introductory post. Game 1 to 5 are here; Games 6 to 12 are here. Game 13 to 18 here.
Note this may be a bit of a dry read - there are only few pictures of each game and a lot of the text is about playtesting lessons learnt.
Game 19 Visigoths Vs Late Romans (Day 20 - Thursday)
|Romans 9left) Vs Visigoths (right)|
|End positions - Visigoths won by breaking the roman centre.|
Game 20 - Picts Vs Later Britain/Gaul (Day 21/22 - Friday/Saturday)
|British (left) Vs Picts (right)|
|Centre much reduced of units.|
|British cavalry cleaned up the Pict left flank.|
|British wins, just at game end.|
Game 21 - Ptolemaic Vs Early Selucid (Day 22 - Saturday)
Interesting deployment - almost a mirror image. The Selucid better fortitude phalanxes and better army command has led to them having less other units. It will be interesting to see how the game goes.
|Selucids (left) Vs Ptolemaic (right)|
The generals got locked into combat early on and stayed this way for the entire game (about 6 melees).
|Generals in combat from turn 1 on.|
Never have I seen so many 1's! The Ptolemaic army rolled a 1 just about every time they were in melee. This disordered them and subsequently routed them, and 4 units later they reached their breakpoint. The Selucids lost some skirmishers and that was it.
|End game. Selucid win due to Ptolemaic string of bad dice rolls.|
Game 22 - Republican Rome Vs Later Carthage (Day 22/23 - Saturday/Sunday)
Also noticed that I have previously made Triarii drilled (may wheel and move) but it is not showing up on this list. Fixed it here and for other drilled troops.
|Carthaginians (left) Vs Romans (right)|
|Romans win, just.|
Game 23 - Archemenid Persia Vs Lydian (Day 23 - Sunday)
I have caught up and now back on track - game 23 on the 23rd day.
|Persia (left) Vs Lydia (right)|
|The unlucky Lydian general - a great move but unlucky and killed.|
Really enjoying these battles and the rules are holding up very well. I think so I far I have made 2 minor changes to the rules (last time was Game 7) and a few tweaks to the programmed opponent. Hopefully after the last 8 games the rules can be considered by me stable and won't require much, if any, change from here on in. i feel a bit more confident reaching 30 games in 30 days. Game 23 was on day 23 and the next 8 days are not very busy (yet!).