Hi chaps, I think it would be a fine idea to run another big game in 2011, like Zama, and would love to bat some ideas around. This would be run at Salute and hopefully on another weekend in March, April or May, when we could play it under less pressure, and socialise.
W:e have a few constraints, which will govern what game we can run:-
- The terrain must be predominately flat, arid farmland, as I won't have time or money to make a new set of boards. However I could add one or two boards to what we already have, such as a big hill or river at one end or a town or a camp along one edge, so we could go up to 20' wide by 5' deep. Indeed, we need something to signal that it is not Zama!
- For the same reason, it needs to look rather different to Zama, for which reason we shouldn't use both the Republican Romans or the Carthaginians.
- To cut the painting load, we should use at least one army we have available, so either Republican Romans (if available, as half are oop North and half across the water) Marian Romans, Early Imperial Romans, Gauls/Germans or Carthaginians
- The other army should be a recent (or imminent), pretty range (as were the Aventine Republicans), that we will enjoy painting.
- The battle should include some visually interesting troop types such as pikemen, cataphracts, scythed chariots, elephants, camels, ships or similar flummery.
- The game has, to my mind, to be somewhat larger than Zama, which had 1500 miniatures; say a round 2K?
I have a few ideas about battles that might fit the above criteria, but I thought it might be good to start off with a bit of a brainstorm... all ideas weclome.