As I have now painted up enough figures for two small forces, I thought that I would have a little solo game to see how they perform...
It’s been a while since I have played Lion Rampant or any of its variants, so this was a nice opportunity to refresh myself of the rules...
I got the Roman and Sassanid stats from the I live With Cats blog...
So each force was six units strong and I played them pretty much as basic stats...
I used playing cards to decide whose move it was to add a little uncertainty... Red cards for Rome and Black cards for the Sassanids.
When a unit failed an activation roll ... Instead of the turn going to the other side... I turned another card over.
|This is the initial set up after the first move... no subtle tactics...|
More a case of “let’s get in these and see what happens.”
|The Sassanid light cavalry make a move towards the Roman Temple.|
Due to... predictable activation roll fails... this is where they stay for a bit.
|Sassanid heavies moving forwards slowly.|
It does make a nice picture though.
|The Romans start a steady advance.|
|Sassanid skirmishers in the woods.|
|The Sassanid Levy Infantry... loiter.|
|The Roman Noble Horse charge the Sassanid Cataphracts.|
And bounce off.
|The Roman and Sassanid Light Horse skirmish with little effect.|
|The Roman Infantry look tough.|
|The Sassanid Levy... loiter...sigh!|
|Having gotten the worst of the skirmishing. |
The Sassanid Light Horse fall back
|My Leader eyes up some Romans as a possible target.|
|The Sassanid Levy decide to have ago at the Roman Auxilia.|
What could possibly go wrong?
|A Raven’s eye view of the battlefield.|
|Having managed to charge the Romans...|
The Levy decide they may have bitten of more than they could chew.
|Sadly no before picture...|
But here is the after.
The Sassanid leader has disappeared in a puff of...