Monday, 19 April 2010

More shots of Zama

Very few of my photos of the game amounted to much, but I am confident that Ian will have some good pics.  Here are a few I took before the action grew too hot, and I got distracted...

 
View from behind the Roman lines at the start (that's Scipio in the foreground)

Roman tribunes confer over tactics; Aventine Adam and Keith (centre) and Nick Speller right.  You can see the Carthaginian elephants bouncing off the velites.  Later a couple managed to break through, and caused fearsome devastation. Keith tells me that my Carthaginians destroyed 19 out of the 21 units of Roman Hastati, Principes and Triarii (yet we still lost!).

Here's a view from behind the Carthaginian left, late on in the game.  Our Numidians hung grimly on to the very end.  By this time the Roman centre (back right) was reduced to a thin screen of velites, but our own mercenaries and levies had died in droves (see foreground) and our army morale failed.

I'll post some better photos when I can get hold of them...

15 comments:

Sire Godefroy said...

What an impressive battle line! Very well done, guys. Wished to be able to see it in person. Thanks for sharing, anyway. :-)

Cheers
SG

Dogui said...

Yesss. I see dead elephants! Excellent looking game.

BigRedBat said...

Thanks; of course it will be at Salute on Saturday... but I appreciate that isn't local for a lot of my readers!

Anonymous said...

All looks great Simon and you seem to have as many figs on the table as fought the real thing?
Cheers Paul

phf said...

It looks great! The perfect culmination to all that effort!

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Grégory Privat said...

Looks ok, but I think it would looks way better with one more elephant casualty miniature.

BigRedBat said...

Do you mean your one, Greg? ;-)

Grégory Privat said...

Absolutelly not ! This being said, as you bring the idea, I must (humbly) say that yes, maybe you are right and you just need mine ;-)

Secundus said...

looks amazing, can't wait to see it at the weekend!

Galpy said...

What an amazing sight to so many great figures on one table you have done well, it's a shame that being on the other side of the world this is as close to it as i will get.
Cheers
Kent

Clive said...

Hi BRB,

fantastic pictures, you and your mates have done really well to produce this. Sorry I can't get to Salute to take a look in the flesh.

Dutchy

Docsmith said...

Well done BRB - all your hard work on the terrain and figures too - they look terrific. That 12' table is amazing. Nice smattering of dead nellies too, very tastefully done of course!

BigRedBat said...

12'? And the rest; a majestic 16' of rolling cornfields. :-) Taking it to Salute, at dawn.

legatus hedlius said...

Excellent! Really looking forwrd to seeing it tomorrow!