Sunday, 3 April 2016

Greeks v Gauls, A To The Strongest game

Back down at the club today, pitting my Greeks against Allan's Gauls, using Simon Miller's great set of rules, "To the Strongest"

Here we see the battle lines being drawn out

Plenty of abuse being hurled at each other before the lines roll forward

Deep Gaul war band - a tough nut to crack.

Greek skirmishers set off to harass the enemy

The Greek general orders an advance

The Greek cavalry is all on the left

With skirmishers mostly on the right to cope with woods and broken ground

An early battle view from behind the Greek right

The Gauls swarm over some high ground nearer their end

Gaul cavalry set off with a general up front

First contact !  A cavalry clash instigated by the Gauls

As the Warbands advance

The cavalry battle develops as more units come on

Massed Gauls !

The Greeks take up a position centred on a hill and stand their ground.

Greek infantry move up in support of the cavalry

Cracks begin to appear in the resolve of some cavalry units

The Gaul war bands near the Greek line


Greek slingers advance on the right

A view along the Greek line - here they must stand.

Gaul cavalry hurtle forwards and destroy a Greek infantry unit

Steady lads, steady !

Here they come !

How the hell are we going to stop this lot ?!!

Both sets of skirmishers engage near the woods


Now all the Gaul war bands are forward, the general orders the charge







Gaul cavalry turn to threaten the flank of the Greek line

as one Greek unit becomes isolated and exposed out on the right

Not that the Greek general can give them much tough right now !

There now follows much toing and froing in the battle lines

On the Greek right, the Gaul cavalry is losing the contest


But the centre is anyone's guess

With the Greek left clear of enemy, the cavalry get themselves organised for an attack

and make for the exposed flanks of the enemy

A Gaul warband has broken another Greek unit right of the hill and turned to threaten the flank of the hill.

This is not looking good for the Greeks at this point.

But suddenly a Gaul war band breaks left of the hill


Leaving their general stranded for a moment !

Greek cavalry continue to attack the Gaul flanks

The picture is not so clear on the right where Greeks and Gauls are mixed up

The defenders of the hill hold firm

As Greeks try to return to assist in the hill defence

The battle for control of the hill slowly moves in favour of the Greeks

With the collapse of the Gaul right and repeated attacks on their infantry right flank, eventually the Greeks kill enough enemy units to claim the day 

A great game which lasted the best part of five hours, allowing for tea and lunch breaks.

And a good "blooding" for my newly acquired Greeks too !

4 comments:

  1. Great and colourful AAR!

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  2. Well done Steve another good report. Good game yesterday that could have gone either way!

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  3. Great looking game Stephen. My gridded 8x4 arrived from Simon yesterday so I am desperate to get the figures out and have a rumble again with TTS.

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