Today's Watchword : 'Run Like Hell!'
|These unwary Iroquois have been flushed-out of the bush.|
|Looking downstream along the Nile with a 2mm Cairo glistening in the distance. The famous Hanging Church is in the middle distance.|
|'See the pyramids along the Nile.' On the bottom left is Cairo's citadel. Above that is the Coptic Hanging Church on the shoreline, with Giza on the west bank and the Giza plateau in the distance. A tiny Sphinx lies languidly next to the pyramids.|
|A Sergei Bondarchuk style view from 16,000 feet. Armies are deploying on the left.|
|The action opens with the gunboats hammering away at each other and the French advancing in column on the left.|
|The French flotilla continues to blast away, making short work of the Mameluk shipping. Ibrahim Bey's lads usefully shout encouragement.|
|The action well underway. Reynier is sticking to divional square. "By the Sacred Blue and Death of a Life, citizen General," he says to Berthier. "That's a lot of Mamluks!"|
|Lowly slaves are pressed into action, waiting to be ferried across the Nile. Their role in battle was to follow up the horse; cutting throats and robbing the wounded.|
I've had these 1:2400 Micronauts (mostly) lying around for awhile and thought that it was about time they should be painted up (oh, that mountain of lead!).
I've been really lazy with my gaming during COVID, but I finally got it together enough to finish augmenting my Ancient Greek 6mm collection, which is something I've been meaning to do for some time.
The below show about 1200 figs arrayed on some 60 stands, deployed for the Battle of Delium, 424 BC. Stands are on 40mm fronts. The entire battle is on about a 48 inch front. The reason the bases look a little different from each other is because they were done in different batches, years apart (oh, well).
Athenians are on the right, facing the Theban led Boeotians on the high ground to the left. Thebans themselves are stacked-up in eight ranks on the Boeotian right.
There are many rules to choose from, but I will probably go with Big Battle DBA, with a few important modifications.
|Step 1: the victim sees his fate.|
|Step 2: line him up...|
|Step 3: in position ...|
|Step 4: hey, presto!|
The Branchidae on the march. Left to right: Friends of Blanco Posnet, the Branchidae, a mountain gun section.
|The Greek translator and mystic Costa Logoki. Like the other leaders of this undertaking, his sanity is in question.|
| This blurry image is the only recent one we have of Utterly-Barking. He appears to sense that something is up, which lead to our photographer abandoning his efforts.|
|An Indian Army mountain gun, manned by devoted followers of the Colonel.|
|Utterly-Barking at the head of his Host.|
|View from behind the left of the Parliamentarian line, with the village of Radway in the distance.|
|The armies deployed, as seen from the Royalist right. Radway village sits in the middle of Royalist position, while the village of Edgehill sits on the heights to the left. |
|The centre of the Royalist position as seem from the village of Edgehill on the heights behind it.|
|Wilmot commands the Royalist left.|
|Prince Rupert can make no headway on the Royalist right. The visually devastating die makes a good status marker at this scale. The white clot on Rupert's command stand is his 2mm devil-dog, 'Boye'.|
|Meanwhile Parliament's right regroups...|
|Parliament's left stands firm. Ballard's regiments of foot have gone into 'hedgehog'.|
|The Royalist right and centre collapse.|