|Newline metal and various plastic miniatures.|
(and an old Garrison representing me)
My one quibble, and it may be that I've missed some subtleties, is that, like most ancients rules, there was no feel of the primitive nature of most armies command control mechanisms or of rigidity and importance of battle lines/phalanxes. Yes, there were 'beyond command radius' penalties and a very limited group move option when not attacking, but I suspect that it would be hard to do a good reenactment of an historical battle without a lot of voluntary fudging. A rather timely reminder since I'm about to back up and refresh my own Shock era rules which, frankly, would deserve the same criticism.
|Overview just before the first Shock.|
Its a good thing that assembling the sort of well ordered, well painted armies that our host provided takes a lot of work because the sight of them was almost enough to give me an urge to go back there and do it right this time! Obviously time to get the lads in Blue and Grey out to scratch the 20mm itch!
For more pictures and a report on the actual battle please see Jeff's Armchair Commander blog.