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  • #40845
    malc johnston
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    Rameses II Bringer of war

    Fantasic game at the Victorian Outpost, lots of Ancients on display all 28mm, we decided to use a marsh and see what would happen between the Egyptian and Hittites, the marsh in the center became a massive pain in the backside for both sets of players, chariots on the left and right flanks charged each other supported by infantry.

    Game was very even and went down to the last roll of the evening, Egyptian winning this one by the skin of the teeth.

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    Rameses II is the son of Seti I who became an Egyptian Pharaoh in his 30th year of age. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. He was believed to be the greatest and the most renowned pharaoh of Egypt. As the 3rd Egyptian pharaoh of the new kingdom, he ruled Egypt from 1279 BC to 1213 BC .

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    Being the leader of a nation brings with it a responsibility to keep his land free from the danger of invasion. It is an obligation of a Pharaoh to make use of his power to maintain the peace of his land during his supremacy.

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    Rameses II most famous fight of conquest was the one with the Hittites of Kadesh. During his fifth year of being a Pharaoh, Rameses II battled in Syria against the Hittites and its alliance. The war continued for twenty years after the series of battles with the Hittites.

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    In his second battle, Rameses II experienced difficulties during his attack on Athe, a city of Kadesha where he almost fell during the battle through deceit. It happened when he grouped his soldiers into four groups namely:

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    Amun, Ra, Ptah and Setekh. Rameses II led the Amun division outside the city with the Ra division about a mile and a half behind. The Hittites however, hid waiting to ambush the Pharaoh’s army. They first attacked the Ra division so that the Pharaoh wouldn’t have it as reinforcement. Fortunately, the group managed to escape. The Hittites then attacked the Amun group and surrounded the Pharaoh. However, Ramses II managed to fight back in the combat and was able to pave the way out for him and his men after killing quite a large number of Hittites.

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    After that, the Pharaoh and his men camped to regroup the army. They then went into battle again for four hours until all of them were drained of energy. Rameses II decided to pull his army out from the battle.

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    It was a draw battle. After several years, Rameses II reached an agreement with the prince of the Hittites. It was settled that Egypt and the Hittites were not to invade or attack each other’s land. They also formed an alliance to defend one another against common enemies and in subduing revolts in Syria. 13 years after the truce, Rameses II married the daughter of Manefrure’s, the prince of Hittite, a daughter named Hattusilis.

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    The Victorian Outpost is a new building created at the beginning of 2016, we can cater for almost any period and we now have the support of “Adrians Walls” and “Hovels Buildings” who have come on board.

    Victorian Outpost has quickly become the number one wargaming place in town with its friendly welcome and fun place to visit, please pm myself to arrange a set time and date.

    More photos on the website at http://www.victorian-steel.com/
    Thanks Malc

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    #40846
    Fredd Bloggs
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    Nice, best of all, is that Troy (or the best candidate) falls at around 1250BC, so you can fight Hittites against Trojans or even marauding Mycenaens!

    #40850
    Steve Burt
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    What rules were you using?

    #40855
    malc johnston
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    Please don’t start me on building another army, i am to keen to paint like crazy, the rules are armati-warmaster(or warmachine) combined, really are the best set of Ancient rules, sort of know at the beginning of the game how many units you have to knock off the table to win the game, 24 units each in this game, gets really good once you are under 10, which was the same for both armys- went down to the last roll, i had to save which i did (yipee) then i rolled to inflict the pain on the face of my enemy … fast and simple, skirmish units don’t count when you lose them, can have chariot runners in the game, game just seems to be interesting everytime i use them.

    Want a good set of rules these are excellent

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    #40858
    Fredd Bloggs
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    I was just offering you a couple more options on armies to keep you interested. Just Hittites vs NKE can get dull.

     

    Where is this Victorian Outpost?

    #40901
    malc johnston
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    I was just offering you a couple more options on armies to keep you interested. Just Hittites vs NKE can get dull.

    Where is this Victorian Outpost?

    Just banter on the painting miniatures, i know what you mean that more armies are in need though, Victorian Outpost is in Grimsby, if you ever fancy a large game i can easy set a date and time for you, we have almost completed the green boards which are looking very nice, lot of work went into them to get it right, will get pics of them soon.

    Then its the snow terrain boards to do and of course the sea and river sections, working almost everyday to get these done as quickly as possible.

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    #40932
    Darryl Smith
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    Very visual! Great looking game!

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    #41025
    Sane Max
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    Playing Hittites v Egyptians this very day, with 20mm figures using Hail Caesar Rules.

    Hope it looks as nice as this.

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    #41071
    malc johnston
    Participant

    Hail Caesar are a very good set of rules, i played them on 2 occasions and enjoyed them.

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    #41085
    Steve Burt
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    We just played Hittites v Egyptians using ‘Chariots Rampant’ – Bronze Age adaptation of Lion Rampant published in WSS Issue 82.

    Fun game, and the first time I’ve used my Bronze Age armies for quite a while.

    Pictures here:

    http://imgur.com/a/KXmxP

    #41134
    malc johnston
    Participant

    Very nice, so what happened ? who won, bit hard at times trying to get a report of what is going on because of the amount of players and size of the table, i have to ask around, what happened on what flank ect..

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    #41197
    Steve Burt
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    We used the ‘defending the indefensible’ scenario.

    The Egyptians were conducting an important religious ceremony at a small oasis; the Hittites were intent on interrupting it.

    Played twice – one victory to each side, although the second game was very nearly decided by boasts.

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