The last of the games that Mark and I played back in June was another game of ancients. This was a surprise for the Celts!
Peacefully oblivious of the human struggle that was about to play out on the broad plain below their quiet hillside home.
So they came on, lead by their chariots and a few warbands, the bulk of the latter in the second line with their chieftain.
The chariots found the hoplites were not at all intimidated by them and barely affected by their throwing javelins.
The Celtic front line was breaking up, so victory would need to be achieved by the warbands behind.
A tough, ebb and flow battle but, with a bit of luck on their side, the Celts were victorious!
That concludes the series of brief reports of our games from back in June.
Next game for us is the Battle of Zama, 202 BC, which we'll play tomorrow. Report to follow soon...
Back in September, I posted some photos of damage to books that I'd received by mail and the subsequent sub-standard response from the shop, of which I'm now a former customer.
By contrast, check out the photos below of a suitably packaged order from the good people at Naval & Military Press.
This package contained books for which I paid a mere two to three pounds each, plus 8.35 p & p, but the packaging was far, far superior to those that had cost me ten times the price!
Chalk and cheese, really.