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Offline NickNascati

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Battle of the Catalunian Plain 451 AD
« on: January 14, 2022, 05:23:45 PM »
All,
      I want to have a go at doing a bathtubbed relight of the battle using my Elastolins.  Iím having a hard time with the terrain though.  Was it indeed just a featureless plain?  Was there any terrain that would affect the battle?

Offline guitarheroandy

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Re: Battle of the Catalunian Plain 451 AD
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 05:27:32 PM »
I seem to recall that there was a hill on the allied left that the Roman wing of the allied army fought over and captured thereby denying the Hun alliance the high ground. I have the Osprey book somewhere so I'll go and dig it out and see if I can locate any more info (and see if that recollection is in fact correct!)

Offline NickNascati

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Re: Battle of the Catalunian Plain 451 AD
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 05:55:46 PM »
What Iíve seen seems to support your thoughts.  In fact itís described as a dominating ridge.  So this is what Iíve set up.  Except for the actual Hun figures, all the rest are Dark Ages minis standing in.


Offline Ten Fingered Jack

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Re: Battle of the Catalunian Plain 451 AD
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 03:44:45 PM »
Check out Simon Mac Dowall's  "Catalaunian Fields" published by Osprey.He says Aetius approached from high ground to the west and that the "hill" was a ridge that continued that high ground.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Battle of the Catalunian Plain 451 AD
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2022, 04:31:17 AM »
Well done!

By the way, the Catalaunian Plain 451 was the battle description that first got me into wargaming.

Dan

Offline George

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Re: Battle of the Catalunian Plain 451 AD
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2022, 11:41:26 AM »
There are 3 parts available on YouTube   https://youtu.be/BCBO2mM3MSc
« Last Edit: April 14, 2022, 11:45:05 AM by George »

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Battle of the Catalunian Plain 451 AD
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2022, 03:57:45 AM »
Whoa, what happened to the vid?

Dan

Offline George

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Re: Battle of the Catalunian Plain 451 AD
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2022, 10:25:46 AM »
Click on the YouTube link and it will open.

 

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