I took my 15mm armies down to a friend's annual summer game day we've taken to calling RiCon. It's always a hoot and a half, getting together with gaming buddies I rarely get to see.
The Romans had 3 legions, some artillery, auxiliary cohorts and supporting cavalry, archers and slingers. The Germans had loads of warbands and some noble cavalry. I used a lot of proxies; you'll notice Late Imperial auxilia standing in for Early Imperial auxilia.
|Romans recoil bloodied|
|German center gets caught in a vise!|
The German defeat was pretty clear by this time so we didn't have to try out making any attacks on a fortified position.
The second game was last weekend in my basement. Two of my oldest gaming buddies came over and another fellow with his teenage son.
Inspired by reading the Osprey on the Varus disaster I thought a column of Romans getting ambushed in the forest would be interesting to try out.
|Baggage guarded by legionaries flanked by auxiliaries|
|This is going to hurt...|
|Holding the line|
|Romans getting flanked|