Anyway, Ryan I knew would have three large pike phalanx's some cavalry and not a lot else, the Romans being ultra flexible I went for one veteran cohort and two regular cohorts, these were supported by some horse archers, Lanciarii and Contarii cavalry, my plan being to sweep away the enemy skirmishers and get on the flanks, hopefully before the main lines clashed.
As the armies faced each other I noticed Ryan was being very cautious, this being only his second or third game it was natural, I think he underestimated his pikes against my legionaries, which of course suited me. In one fell swoop my light cavalry and light infantry got rid of two skirmish units and managed to dodge the retaliation charges. In my haste I had put the light infantry into a very dodgy situation and should have lost them, but Ryan was harbouring his Companion cavalry and they managed to easily outrun a phalanx which tried to catch them. A lucky escape as it is an excellent unit and not one to be taken lightly, they have already earned several Phalera.
|The armies face off.|
|My left about to get trounced.|
I found one figure with a chip of paint knocked off, he has now been repaired but if I remember correctly this army was sprayed with anti-shine, so once the WWII stuff is done the Legion will be getting a new varnish, yes I am mad but hey that's wargaming. I also took my new iPad along last night instead of my camera, I think next time I will take the camera.
It was a good night at the club and War and Conquest is perfect because you can get a game finished by packing up time and still have a bit of time for a chat. Elsewhere we had Bolt Action, Battleground Europe, On Her Majesties Name and the usual Bloodbowl and boardgame, a good night.