Ancients

Ancient warfare is one of the periods other than Napoleonics that attracts the interest of members of the ANF.


Vercengetorix surrenders to Caesar after Alésia (Wikimedia commons)

Below are links to reports from games and of book reviews from this era.

Links to reports of games

Australia Day Game 2012—Second Punic War

The day that the Britons were neither brave nor mad in equal measure

Playtest of Impetus rules: Romans v Carthaginians

Boudica’s Last Battle, AD 60 (61?)

Battle of Trebia, December 218 BC

Battle of Bibracte, June 58 BC

Battle of Arausio, 105 BC. First battle of fictional Cimbrian Campaign

Battle of Vercellae, 105 BC. Second battle of fictional Cimbrian Campaign

Battle of Comum, 104 BC. Third battle of fictional Cimbrian Campaign

Battle of Perusia, 104 BC. Fourth battle of fictional Cimbrian Campaign

Battle of Firmum, 104 BC. Fifth battle of fictional Cimbrian Campaign

Battle of Spoletium, 103 BC. Sixth battle of fictional Cimbrian Campaign

Battle of Rome, 103 BC. Seventh battle of fictional Cimbrian Campaign

Second Battle of Spoletium, 103 BC. Final battle of fictional Cimbrian Campaign

Battle of Lake Trasimene, June 217 BC

Fictitious battle based on Thapsus, 46 BCE

Battle of Pharsalus, 48 BCE

Caesar’s first invasion of Britain, 55 BCE

Battle of the Crimissus, 339 BC

Numidians v Caesarean Romans (fictitious)

Republican Romans v Samnites-Celts (fictitious)

Celts v Greeks (fictitious)

Battle of Zama 202 BC

Battle of Akragas, 406 BC 


Battle of Laüs, 390 BC

Battle of Mt Vesuvius, 73 BC

Spartacus v Lentulus
 
Caesar's first invasion of Britain—redux 1 & 2

Battle of Sentinum 295 BC

Battle of Bagradas River 255 BC

Fictitious Late Republican Roman v Successor

Pyrrhus v Carthage

Battle of Asculum, 279 BC

Battle of Chaeronea, 86 BC

Gaul v Seleucid (fictitious)

Greek on Greek(fictitious)



Book reviews

Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier: From Marius to Commodus by Raffaele D'Amato and Graham Sumner

Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Chronological Compendium of 667 Battles to 31 BC From the Historians of the Ancient World, by John Drogo Montagu

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