IntroductionFor this week's game at the Helensburgh games club, I decided to fetch out my oldest figures. These are my 6 matched 15mm Biblical armies. Some of these figures go back almost 30 years, though most models aren't quite so ancient. Anyway, here's the scenario:
This was too much for the Assyrian rearguard; it broke and scattered. Both soldiers and baggage train headed for the hills, pursued somewhat ineffectively by Kushite tribesmen.
The situation at the end:
- Assyrian: one army was destroyed utterly, the other was broken. Most of the baggage was lost. But, both generals survived and would no doubt be plotting their revenge, if they can rally enough scattered troops!
- Midianite: the Arabs barely took any losses and remain in control of the town. In addition, they now have the Assyrian king at their mercy, so maybe it's time to re-negotiate their mercenary pay rates?
- Hebrew: both armies have lost their generals, while the foot soldiers are busy plundering the Assyrian baggage. Unless someone steps up to lead them then I suspect they'll be very disorganised and vulnerable for quite some time!
- Kushite Egyptians: Tired and hot, both from the difficult terrain and the almost fruitless pursuit. No loot, no prisoners, no glory. Remind me: why did we come here to fight, when we could have stayed at home?!