“Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it” - Napoleon
Here's an experimental "new format" battle report from the recent Dogs of War ADLG event held in Bristol, with a video walk-through of top-down photos of the game.
It's not going to replace the usual pile of old guff and poor quality puns by any means, but always good to have a bit of variety every now and then!
The next 4 reports will follow ...
Three Gripping Beast cavalry. They go together well, but you can't help feeling they have missed an opportunity to really load up the sprue with different weapons and arm poses - a bit like the Roman Infantry set I did a couple of years ago.
A mix of round and oval shields. Some of the arm poses are a bit ungainly, and I had t cut the base of one arm to get it to work at a reasonable angle.
This base has a Warlord Games Romano-British cavalryman added in the middle. Its not a great figure to be honest, but gives another guy with armour on the base to make them more obviously Heavy Cavalry, as all of the GB ones are in tunics.
The horses have that slightly weird "seahorse" neck of the GB horses in this set, but once they are charging straight at you it's not so obvious.
Another Warlord figure. They are all mounted on metal horses, as they didn't mix and match at all with the saddle shapes on the GB figures.
They do take an ink wash extremely well.
I also picked up these Alans/Huns unpainted in a bring and buy.
I think they may be Foundry, but could also be Old glory due to the variety. They are split at the waist.
If you look carefully you can see some heads attached to the bridles...
And finally a fortified camp made with kebab skewers
A bit of baggage from Ainsty Castings
And a General - I think this one may have been from Warlord.
As well as all of my opponents from The Worlds recently, the wiki now also features the lists of the players filling the upper reaches of the final placings with Yuan Chinese, 100YW French, Ghaznavid, Seleucid and Arab Indian all featuring.
There are also lists from both Cry Havoc in Bristol (Classical Indian, Southern Dynasties, Rajput Hindu Indian, Ghaznavid, Nikephorian and Arab Conquest - including 3 of the top 4 placings) and from Conclave in Limerick there's Carthaginian, Sea Peoples, Later Achaemenid, Ptolemaic, Graeco-Bactrian and my own Han Chinese - meaning that all of the top 3 places are covered.