Yesterday at Salute I was so busy failed to take a single photo, but happily chum Ian shot some lovely pics of our game. Most of the photos were shot during play and you may be able to make out chits, playing cards and ghostly hands, here and there.
|The Egyptian phalanx- massed machimoi in the foreground.|
|The rather smaller Seleucid phalanx|
|Seleucid horse and elephants charge|
|Silver shields to the left rear|
|View from the dunes on the flank|
|Arabs- far from being the toughest unit on the table, but one of my personal favourites.|
|Almost 1K phalangites in this battle|
|The whole enchilada|
|A Ptolemaic "African" - they struggled against their larger adversaries|
|Clash of the battle lines|
|Greek mercenaries on the Ptolemaic right|
|Ptolemaic guard (in the background)|
|Echecrates' Thessalians hold the Ptolemaic right|
|Galatian nudists in Ptolemaic service|
Huge thanks to the team who worked so hard to set out run the game- Ian Notter, Andrew Brentnall, Shaun McTague, Mike Brian, Mark "WHC" Freeth and Chris Cornwell. Many of the minis were painted by Shaun McTague and Craig Davey and some by Nick Spelller- hi Nick! The minis are a mixture of Foundry, Polemarch, Crusader and others. Most of the elephants are lovely Aventines.
Many thanks to the players- too- who really seemed to enjoy themselves! The first game was played in just over an hour, which absolutely astonished me and must be some kind of record for a 1600 mini game. The Seleucids won both games, although Antiochus was killed in the second one which was, therefore, something of a Pyrrhic victory.
Salute was a great show- although the venue is somewhat impersonal its meeting the people and many friends that makes it, for me. The Warlords organisation this year was extremely efficient and professional. A big hi! to every one I chatted with and to everyone I missed!
On a final note, I have extended the current "To the Strongest!" rules sale to midnight tonight, for people who saw the game and want to buy a set with a 25% discount (or anyone else for that matter!). You can find them here: