Sunday, 26 September 2021

Another Hellenistic WAB bash

First, a bit of news... I have become a Grandad. My first grandchild, Elijah, arrived last Wednesday... I am thrilled. Of course, he will now be prime heir to my wargaming collection, if he ever becomes interested! I have time to 'groom' him for that.

Back to the tabletop...

Once again Andy came over for a game of WAB yesterday, bringing with him a Phokian Greek army to face my Rise of Macedon army.

I had Philip of Macedon in command, and the young Alexander as a Hipparch leading the Companions.

What I hadn't prepared for was the appearance of three Phokian stone throwers... or as they became known the phlippin' Phokian ph*****g stone phrowers!

They did a lot of damage to my phalanxes as the latter moved across the table. My Agrianians also managed to throw a 1 on their fire and flee move, got caught by pursuers and were wiped out, and it all went from bad to worse. I manasged some minor 'victories' during the game, but the day couldn't be saved! In the end it was a 'losing draw' for me. Back to the drawing board for next time I face the war machines... it was a good learning process.

As we are coming to expect from these WAB games, it was great fun, the afternoon very enjoyable, and we have more games planned.

Here are just a few snaps of the game which will give you a flavour of the action. I have included some close up photos of some of the units in Andy's very nice army too.














In a couple of weeks time, I'll be at Partizan. Hope to see many of you there.

13 comments:

  1. Great game again, Phil. Many thanks! Shame I didn't manage to finish the young Alexander off. It would have saved the Persians and Indians a lot of trouble later on. Yes, the Phokian Phrowers did more damage than I expected - until the 2 misfires in the last turn. Up until then, my hoplites were cheering every time a phalangite got squished. Onomarchus got away with it at the Crocus Fields this time!

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    1. Thx for a great afternoon Andy. Looking forward to next time. New tactical manuals are being researched for dealing with Stone Throwers! Phil

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  2. Phil,
    Great looking game and I hope to have a chat with you at Partizan?
    I’ve started a couple of Bronze Age forces and because I can’t resist I’ve started another Greek army this will be my fifth over my Wargaming life ūü§£. You using WAB 2 or earlier?

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    1. Will definitely catch up at Partizan, Graham. We're playing WAB 1.5. Haven't moved on to WAB 2 at all. Best regards
      Phil

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  3. You can't beat a Greek army, Graham. Well, you can - but you know what I mean! On behalf of Phil - we are using WAB 1.5.
    Andy

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  4. Gorgeous figures here...with amazing shields!

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    1. Cheers Phil. Andy has done a great job on the Greek shields.
      Phil

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  5. Excellent post Phil, thanks for sharing.
    Welcome to being a Granddad, always great fun, you get to eat chocolate anytime and blame it on the grandkids.

    Willz Harley.

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    1. Haha. Sounds good Willz.
      Best regards. Phil

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  6. Congratulations on the new recruit. Train 'em young. Great looking game too.

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  7. Congratulations on "Granddaddyhood"! Another entertains AAR of what looks to have been a fun game. It seems WAB 2.0 never really took on...last game I played a decade ago was WAB 1.5 ... then my Burgundians were trounced by the Swiss...again!! :-D

    I am loving seeing the Ancients being played...Cheers!

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  8. Welcome to the club! The game looked really good too!

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