I have been slowly putting together an article for Slingshot about the monster Philippi games I ran at the Society of Ancients conference in October. I don't want to pre-empt what is going into the article, which will include full scenario details as well as a basic write-up of what transpired on the day. I do, however, have a little bit of time right now since I am on holiday, so I thought I'd post a full battle report of each of the three stages here. There's no way I could put this number of photos into a journal article! This first posting is about the first game, between the Republican conspirator and assassin Cassius, and the Caesarean Antonius.
In the end, it turned out to be a substantial victory for Antonius. His yellow shields crumbled at his far left, but the assault across the stream destroyed the two Republican legions there. The game was up when one of the central legions on the Republican side also broke, sweeping Cassius away with it. A creditable win for the Caesareans.
Old Frost Giant - I added one last RP Meier giant to my collection. I was trying to get it before "Big April" ended, but missed out. Still, it didn't take too long to tra...
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