Thursday, 8 September 2011

Big Time Trebbia



Next week Peter J. and I will re-fight Trebbia again. This time we will be doing at double the size we did it last time. Figure scale has been set at about 1:60. Peter, BTW, is actually pictured below - for those interested in what at least one of us looks like.

Ager Sanguinis Punic Wars is now with Miniature Wargames. It will, all being well, be published as a one article, centre fold, pull out in the December issue.

 

 

The pictures above show the general deployments. The Romans, in triplex acies formation, stand in the sleet with their backs to the freezing water of the River Trebbia which they have just crossed, sodden and cold to the bone.

Carthaginian Army: BLUE
Hannibal : Blue / Blue officer stand.

Command A: Blue / Green officer stand.
2 units each of 12 Spanish cavalry figs, 2 units each of 16 Gallic cavalry figs an 2 units each of 8 Balearic slingers.


Command B: Blue / White officer stand.
3 units each of 24 Libyan spearman figs, 2 units each of 24 Spanish scutarii figs, 2 units each of 8 Libyan skirmisher figs and 2 units each of 1 elephant fig.

Command C: Blue /Brown officer stand.
3 units each of 44 Gallic war band figs and 3 units each of 8 Numidian skirmish figs.

Command D: Blue / Yellow officer stand. As per Command B.

Command E: Blue / Pink officer stand. As per Command A.

Roman Army: RED

Consul, Sempronius Longus: Red / Red officer stand.

Command A: Red / Green officer stand.
4 units each of 12 allied cavalry figs.

Command B: Red / Blue officer stand.
Legion (including ala) comprising 2 units each of 12 velites figs, 2 units each of 24 hastati figs, 2 units each of 24 principes figs and 2 units each of 12 triarii figs.

Command C: Red / White officer stand. Legion as per Command B.

Command D: Red / Brown officer stand. Legion as per Command B.

Command E: Red / Yellow officer stand.
Legion as per Command B, plus 1 unit of 50 Gallic war band figs.

Command F: Red / Pink officer stand.
2 units each of 8 Roman cavalry figs.



The deployment map shows the number of stands (bases) in use in the game. Here are some close up shots of those stands.

 

 

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7 comments:

Phil B said...

Beautiful figures, lovely table...and one of the best games rooms I've seen!

Mike said...

Very impressive. Your scenarios are always so well done.
Enjoy the game.

Dogui said...

Such an amazing setup. Impressive.

DHC Wargames said...

OK, I am speechless... I have followed this blog for a good time now, but the sheer numbers of nice minis is just bleeping amazing!

BigRedBat said...

Seconded; looks fantastic!

Dalauppror said...

Wow ! amacing pictures, realy like the look of all those 28mm minis!

Best regards dalauppror

Rodger said...

Lovely troops. Look fantastic all set up.