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    Avatar photoShaun Travers

    This is game 36 in play testing my ancient rules by chronologically replaying historical battles. This one is the Battle of Bagradas.  I am play testing the rules by replaying all the Peter Sides scenarios from his Historical Battles books.

    I have been slow in play testing these rules for the last few years.  For November 2019 I set myself a challenge to play the 10 First and Second Punic Wars battles from the book.  This battle is game 1 in the attempt.  This battle is a bit of a cheat in that I actually played it at the end of October!  I have played three more not yet written up so am in with a chance to finish.

    The battle report is here:


    And here is a shot of the centre battlelines getting into action:

    Avatar photoSteve Johnson

    Lovely to see a game played on a small table, which is all that many of us can achieve. The figures looked great too.

    Avatar photoNorm S

    I like it when what you think is ‘likely’ in fact turns out to be closer and more engaging than expected. That looks a very interesting Carthaginian army to manage.


    Avatar photoShaun Travers

    Hello Steve,  I cannot take credit for painting the figures, I used to paint a lot but realised I am not fond of painting but love playing.  The figures were accumulated from eBay over several years when the Oz dollar was really strong against the Sterling and the US dollar.  It hasn’t been for about 4 years now 🙁 but the flip side is that it forces me to use them now and keep collecting more 🙂

    Avatar photoJust Jack

    Good to see you getting some gaming in.  Game 36, eh?  Quite the commitment!


    Avatar photoShaun Travers

    @Jack, yes getting some games in.  Played a great WW2 6mm game in early October and the blog post is only 30 minutes from being done – just need to caption some images.  I will try very hard to get this last bit done.

    Game 1 was in 2012 so not too much commitment.  And I think I have played the recent four of them over the last 3 years! I have about 150 in the list I would like to play.  Last month realised that if I went at the rate I have been going for the last few years, I would be dead before getting anywhere near the end!

    And hence stopped the WW2 blog post and focused on the ancient games….I know “stop with the pointed sticks already and show me a game with bullets!”.

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