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Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #300 on: November 29, 2022, 01:38:10 PM »
Pictures of the completed collection - yes I know it is dangerous for a wargamer to say a collection is complete  lol lol

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #301 on: November 29, 2022, 03:22:22 PM »
Bravo and well-done!  Nothing like finishing a project! 

Now, I look forward to more battle reports. 
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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #302 on: November 29, 2022, 05:37:18 PM »
That is a very impressive collection! Looks great!

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #303 on: November 29, 2022, 08:24:28 PM »
A great looking collection, whether or not it is completed.

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #304 on: November 29, 2022, 09:00:48 PM »
A great collection. It’s hard to be complete since there always is a moving target, and occasionally new evidence that might change the look of how armies are depicted. Never really finished when new sculpts come out that lure you back in.
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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #305 on: November 29, 2022, 09:37:46 PM »
I would describe it as a mature collection- it has reached the point where it is self contained and has everything needed for most scenarios, and you can work on other projects without guilt, but it may continue to grow a bit over time as you add a unit here or there.

Few of my collections reach maturity, the attrition among juveniles is fierce.

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #306 on: November 30, 2022, 12:26:45 PM »
I like the idea of a "mature collection" rather like me!  lol

Offline Zingara

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #307 on: December 08, 2022, 07:38:59 PM »
Well done for completing / maturing the collection. Look forward to seeing them in action one day. So - what is the next project on the horizon?

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #308 on: December 08, 2022, 07:53:13 PM »
Gregor - No More Projects!  lol lol

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #309 on: December 09, 2022, 02:26:31 AM »
I like your mature collection Ian!
Can you explain the single horseman sharing his base with a big rock? What's going on there?
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #310 on: December 09, 2022, 01:24:08 PM »
James; ran out of figures  lol

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #311 on: December 09, 2022, 02:50:33 PM »
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James; ran out of figures  lol

Ian do you mean it should have been another pike block? ??? lol

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #312 on: December 14, 2022, 03:33:55 PM »
Having "finished" the project, Dave and I had a set to with the rules proper, spending time choosing armies to an agreed points value and scouting for terrain. The armies were a Ptolemaic and Eastern Satrap army of the early Diadochi period.
The Ptolemaic force was a hard core of 4 pikes and 2 hoplites covered by Cretans, Rhodians and some javelin men, the pikes comprising 1 guard regiment and 3 veteran regiments; the cavalry comprised a right wing of 2 Hetairoi units and a left of 3 settler units.
The Satrap army was more eclectic; the infantry comprised 2 levy pike, 2 'normal' pike, 2 hoplites and 1 unit of peltasts all covered by Cretans plus Greek slingers and javelin men plus a couple of elephants out on the edges; the right wing cavalry was 1 unit of Xystophoroi, 2 units of satrap horse and a supporting unit of javelin armed skirmish cavalry, the left wing cavalry was 1 satrap unit and 2 units of skirmishing horse archers.

Offline Easy E

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #313 on: December 14, 2022, 03:42:15 PM »
Oh boy!  I am looking forward to this battle.

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #314 on: December 14, 2022, 03:53:02 PM »
In the tradition of Successors battles it was all about the cavalry wings to start.
The Ptolemaic right wing surged forward trusting to it's superior class to sweep away the opposition and then get into the rear of the pikes. So much for the plan  lol The horse archers were very effective and the single elephant (representing a squadron) was an annoyance. resulting in the destruction of one Hetairoi unit along with the commander of that wing, the other unit did get through but was Shaken and unable to rally due to it's dead leader.
The Satrap right wing fared better in a fairly evenly matched contest and by game end had seen off the opposition settler cavalry and were pursuing them toward the Ptolemaic camp.
Rules wise it all played out rather well; getting the initiative is a key decision and adding leaders to small units is a high risk strategy.

 

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