martes, 7 de febrero de 2012

Assyrians vs Egyptians.

From 740 to 627 Bc, Assyrian empire under kings as Tiglath Pilesser, Senaquerib, Salmanssar, or Asurbanipal rules Mesopotamia, and conquered Canaan, and Egypt.
They fought only one big battle, in egyptian border in Sinai.
The egyptian army were destroy.

Clash of chariots

The battle we played, is a fictional assyrian attack in canaan border.
We played, as usual, with WAB 2.0 rules, and with 20mm-1/72 models.
We used zvezda, caesar, atlantic, and new line designs models for this battle.

Clash of Chariots and cavalry

Egyptian line

The egyptian army were large and quickly, but poor armoured, the assyrians, were less people than the egyptians, but stronger and very well armoured.
This battle, was a very slow battle, where the egyptians attacks with all their chariotry the assyrian left wing, trying to involve, and fleeing the left wing from the assyrian cavalry in the right wing.
The Assyrian deploy were classical, with an strong battle line, to try to cut in the middle the egyptian army.
After four hours fighting, we decided, no one of them can break the other.
Usualy, the assyrian army is superior to egyptian army, but, the god of dices, was angry with assyrians, and the rest is history...

Miniatures from the collection of Jaime de Miguel.

2 comentarios:

  1. Great miniatures but shame of rules (WAB) that aftershave 4 hours (!) you could not conclude a game

  2. Jaime´s dices were... you know.
    But I think, is the best or the less worst, set of rules for ancients. I don´t like impetus, it´s impossible move the troops around the enemy or flank... I hate DBM, and Hail rome is written by Rick Priestley, the warhammer guru,the same than ancient battles.