Monthly Clash of Empires (COE) game down at David K’s in Long Beach, CA. This adventure featured a Spartan revolt against the mighty Macedonia kingdom. Mostly David’s 25 / 28mm miniatures with some Greeks from WR collection. Flat table terrain from the warren of WR.
Poor eyesight video*…..showing game set up: Game set up for both sides
Turn 1: Initial movement by the Macedonian army. Doug (dark green shirt) and David are the Macedonians while Tim (blue shirt) and WR command the Spartan revolt.
(Game note….texting your opponent to take his mind off the subject at hand…..WR strategy.)
Turn 2: Movements completed, the skirmishers are tossing their javelins. Cretan archery from both sides.
Turn 3: Spartan skirmishers close their opponents while the main hoplite and phalanx slowly close the distance.
Turn 4: Some melee combat, mostly the skirmishers but the Spartan King and his hoplites clash into the phalanx of pikes (center).
Game video showing the closing armies just as combat commences: Turn 4 Poor eyesight video
Turn 5: Game on….the heavy weights enter the battle. Doug’s Macedonian hoplites and phalanx charge forward. Little do they known the Greek result which awaits them…..
Spartan Greek Mercenaries lower their spears and lock shields…..crash….with a strong effort they overthrow their opponents across the front, causing massed flight. Doug retires his Macedonian phalanx here (fingers of god look) but the other units weren’t so lucky.
But…..disaster!!!! The gods give luck and take away……
Spartan King death…..Another Poor eyesight cam*: Spartan King death in combat
Turn 6: With the Spartan King’s death the Spartan line has gaps…in places Spartans and their Greek allies push forward. Some face determined resistance from the Macedonians and break (roll of 11 doesn’t help on morale).
Bigger holes. Anybody seen the support??? mutters the Spartans on the far left flank.
The rump of the Spartan center….won’t hold for long.
Turn 7: As predicted by the goat herder guild…..Spartan center broken. Macedonian cavalry recovering from their earlier quick flee movement vs. the advancing Spartan Greek mercenaries. They now move to threaten the Spartan Greek formations.
Turn 7: Situational Poor eyesight video*: Spartan Army breaking up
Interesting game David. Considering the Spartans were out numbered they gave a close game till their King dropped dead. Spartan King should have read his “bad omens column” in the local paper this morning. Column mentioned Kings should avoid hedgehogs today.
Thanks to all…Doug, David and Tim for enjoyable afternoon. Till next game.
* Poor eyesight cam…Hey…it is tough to see out of a greek helmet…..