Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Callinicum SOA Battle Day 2009


We hosted a Scottish outpost for the Society of Ancients Battle day 2009, the battle of Callinicum

WIlly's huge sand table was the venue, The rules were Tactica 2.

Paul's blog has a full account.

Here are a couple of pictures from the day.

A report was also posted on Mark's blog. He is deleting that post to move the content over here.


As none of us fancy a trip to Milton Keynes (saint among economists though Maynard was), we decided to put on the SOA Battle Day game ourselves up in Scotland.

No other Scottish clubs expressed an interest in joining us, so we moved the game to Willy's Back Shed - complete with Sand Table - and off we went.

28mm figures using Tactica 2 (soon to be published) the next generation of the Tactica rules by Arty Conliffe.

Billy kindly remembered his camera, and I've got a couple of pics from the game off him to post.

Best of all - as it was in a back shed, we could imbibe a little vino while we played. Thoroughly gentlemanly.

The game played out to an historic bloody draw - both sides breaking on the same turn, although the Roman's did feel that they were on a losing side - as it happened historically a well.

From the shots posted to the TMP pages so far, it appears we were the only game to have the river, the island and the town itself on table (mind you, we had one heck of a lot of table to play with).

The plan is to put this on again, minus sand and river I think, for the club display game at Claymore in August - all welcome to say hi then.

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