Saturday 2nd December 2017 -RECON @ New Pudsey
Well...the journey started off strangely - the train arrived 8 mins early at Fitzwilliam but reached Leeds 5 mins late !!!! Just missed one connection but only 15 mins to the next. Cold but not as bad as two days before. Recon was the usual boor and numbers were down.
Return journey was a 'piece of cake'.
Sunday 3rd December 2017 - Gt. Houghton
Tried out a game of DBM 200 - Northern Dynasties Chinese v Patrician Romans. Ian was 'rusty' so it was not surprising when I demolished his cavalry command. He was about to concede when, on a whim, he decided to have just one more round. You can guess what happened....I couldn't get the last two elements I needed to kill off his army. The dice gods favored the Romans so that one of my commands broke. Unfortunately if you have equal sized commands it only needs one extra element to exceed army break point.
Casualties count for a lot more under DBM 200 - if you are going to lose a command make sure that it is the smaller one. Expensive troops like Reg Kn(F) @ 11 ap are not cost-effective - you need more 'filler'.
With time to spare we played a DBA v3.0 game using similar armies. True to form I started off well but soon perished. Oh Well!
Monday 4th December 2017 - WDW
Another sparsly attended session. Only two games going on:
Near Future FUBAR - Police v Insurgents - victory went to the rebels (why do I have Star Wars playing in my head?).
DBM - Huns v Northern Dynasties Chinese. I went for the all mounted option with Jurchen-Chin allies. Andy had an Ostrogoth ally which looked remarkably arab. The result was a draw - we had lost 7 elements (including 4 for a BUA) - they had lost none. Not exciting.
Purchased 2 x Han Chinese 4h chariots from CJ. Two standard Essex chariots with crew and canopy. Except for these two figures that is - don't know what they really are - any suggestions?
Thought about painting the canopies so did some research.
As I slowly replace my dual-purpose 4h chariots with 'proper' Chinese models the early Carthaginians will, eventually, get sole use.