07 April 2019

Battle of Troy

Battle before the Walls of Troy - Greeks attacking on the left, Trojans sally forth on the right
Awesome day at club mate Gav's this weekend (the day of Salute in fact) with a big 3 v 3 game on the plains before the gates of Troy.  We used his fantastic array of Bronze Age minis with some a home made adjustments to Lion Rampant, and much thematic mayhem was added through Homeric heroes, each with their own Missions - Achilles was after Hector, Menelaus was after Paris etc. 
Whom do you favour this day oh Mighty Apollo?

My forces arrayed on the Trojan left flank
Each player had about a 50 point warband so that was a lot of figures on the table - an impressive array of Redoubt, Foundry, Black Tree Design and Eureka Miniatures.
Mayhem and Glory in the centre around the Temple of Apollo and the sacred grove
And the game was played under the imposing wall of Troy itself (all resin), with the strange, large wooden Horse making an appearance also...
Gorgeously painted Myrmidons move up to attack the Temple of Apollo

King Menelaus of Sparta vanquishes Prince Paris
In the end the Greeks carried the day overall, with Menaleus punishing Paris for stealing his wife, and Achilles vanishing Hector for slaying Patroclus, and thus the Trojans retired to their city defences. But what was that large wooden Horse left upon the field???...
In the centre of the field Achilles slays Hector, after which the fight went out of the Trojan Army.
A fantastic game - lots of fun and cheering throughout (especially during the Achilles-Hector duelling). Thanks for the great camaraderie and hospitality chaps! It also got my juices flowing for my upcoming Mortal Gods project...

10 comments:

  1. Super stuff- those look like Dagger boards; they take me back a bit. I've got some somewhere.

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    1. They are indeed - good eye! Classic and still very functional.

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  2. Fab models and super atve terrain. You could almost give that horse some wooden carrots.

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  3. Fantastic stuff. I have never seen a Trojan War game in such a large scale - love it.

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    1. It was indeed Cecil B. deMille cinematic stuff!

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  4. Looks amazing. A fun time of rolling dice and pushing minis by the looks. Cheers

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