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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #255 on: May 04, 2022, 11:05:04 PM »
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we are doing pikes  lol

Ian, I see your point, point, point, point etc. etc.
Well you get the point.  :D

Offline flatpack

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #256 on: May 05, 2022, 06:20:36 AM »
Ian, I see your point, point, point, point etc. etc.
Well you get the point.  :D

Pete.
Pointless remark.  lol
Flatpack

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #257 on: May 05, 2022, 02:15:18 PM »
Pete.
Pointless remark.  lol

Way to stick it to him!
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Offline Zingara

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #258 on: May 05, 2022, 04:27:13 PM »
How many more pike blocks are you planning on Ian ?

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #259 on: May 05, 2022, 07:43:19 PM »
3 are done so 5 more to go  :o

Offline Zingara

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #260 on: May 05, 2022, 07:57:53 PM »
The end is in sight !!!  Nearly half way there on the home straight.

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #261 on: May 07, 2022, 05:15:30 PM »
This is starting to look better now  :)

Offline Easy E

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #262 on: May 09, 2022, 03:01:34 PM »
Oh yeah!  Those look the part!

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #263 on: May 20, 2022, 10:40:24 AM »
So, another game trialling the rules, this time Eumenid v Antigonid and with more pikes.
Eumenes had the Argyraspides and a levy pike plus hoplites in the centre with the right flank comprising Cappadocian cavalry and one unit of Xystophoroi and the left flank a couple of elephants.
Antigonus had one unit of pike flanked by a couple of hoplites in the centre and was relying on his cavalry heavy flanks to win the day for him; Xystophoroi and elephants on the right and Medians and an elephant on the left.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #264 on: May 20, 2022, 10:52:03 AM »
Early moves were all about the cavalry.
The Cappadocians and Medians clashed and spent most of the game fighting back and forth which eventually saw the defeat of the Cappadocians. On a rules note, this still needs a bit of work, nearly there but not quite.
On the Antigonid right flank the Xystophoroi made hard work of getting past the Eumenid elephants and supporting lights and although they did eventually turn the flank it was too late.
On the fun side we had an Antigonid elephant go into panic mode and after running through both sides light troops end up impaled on the levy pikes effectively pinning them. From a rules perspective this worked just how I wanted, not every elephant will panic but when it does it can be a bit of a mess and quite fun.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #265 on: May 20, 2022, 11:04:43 AM »
The centre was of course the long slog to a clash of pikes.
The Eumenid levy were rather derailed by the elephant and so spent most of their time killing it - well them really given that one model represents a 'squadron'
One wing of hoplites were first in and given that it was an even match this swung back and forth until the Antigonids broke. An interesting side bar was that both players committed generals to steady their men and both had a brush with death but survived.
The big deal was of course the Argyraspides committing for the first time and ultimately prevailing - well worth the outsourced paint job  lol
It all got a bit historical after that, the Antigonid centre was busted but they did have what was left of their cavalry roaming about which meant the Eumenid baggage was vulnerable - good job we haven't got round to modelling it yet  lol lol

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #266 on: May 20, 2022, 11:13:11 AM »
Overall it worked. We had an enjoyable game, it felt fairly historical and the rules are working well for us.
Along the way we had two elephants killed, one due to pikes and one from skirmish shooting, we had a Eumenid elephant successfully charge the flank of a hoplites unit - this was what finished the Antigonid centre and the work done on the 'extras' like the casualty bases paid off visually.
Going to pause for a month or so now to get some more pikes done and then have a purely pike clash and see where that takes us.

Offline Easy E

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #267 on: May 20, 2022, 02:36:51 PM »
Super cool!

Offline Redshank

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #268 on: May 20, 2022, 02:57:21 PM »
Great looking game. I'm a fan of casualty bases, although the extra prep and cost is always an issue.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #269 on: May 21, 2022, 12:34:02 AM »
Thatís a very impressive looking game!

 

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