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Madaxeman.com Report from Badcon 09 - Meet the Spartans!

Post by madaxeman » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:15 am

My match reports from Badcon are now all posted at www.madaxeman.com

Includes games vs Dom Roms, Graeco-Bactrians, Selukids and EAP (using Spartans)

Additional Mylene Klass content as well as post match comentary from Leonidas and Hannibal

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Post by nikgaukroger » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:16 am

The army list links need sorting - Hannibal will not be pleased at this lack of attention to detail :twisted:
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Post by madaxeman » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:42 am

No - I think you'll find they are all working just fine :oops:

If anyone who went to Badcon ants to add in their own army lists to the Wiki, its very easy to do ...

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Post by nikgaukroger » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:57 am

Seleukid is still coming up as page not found ...
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Post by Quintus » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:05 pm

Another enjoyable read.

It was also good to see the return of Hannibal as a commentator.

(It's a pity about all the adverts though...a bit like watching SKY. :wink: )

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Post by SirGarnet » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:06 am

Having faced a Spartan army, I agree the armoured spears are the meat of the army and punishing frontally - needed to face off pikes and legionaries, although the protected hoplites are nice for facing cataphracts as you did. I like how you managed to push LH off the table against the GBact - will cite that as an example unless I learn of a better one.

Cranky old Hannibal is right about the fight against the Seleucid pikes. We all know the temptation of wanting to use a good attack plan because we can even though patience may be preferable. I would like to think that in your place natural caution would have had me push success on the right while setting things up to catch the Pikes in a vise if they came out but not venturing in.

At least the uncontrolled charge rules clearly work as intended!

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Post by MARVIN_THE_ARVN » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:56 pm

Nice report!!!!
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Post by madaxeman » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:51 pm

Quintus wrote:Another enjoyable read.
It was also good to see the return of Hannibal as a commentator.
(It's a pity about all the adverts though...a bit like watching SKY. :wink: )
Now, this time around I can blame my opponent for his excessive promotion of hair care products :-)
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Post by madaxeman » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:54 pm

MikeK wrote:Having faced a Spartan army, I agree the armoured spears are the meat of the army and punishing frontally - needed to face off pikes and legionaries, although the protected hoplites are nice for facing cataphracts as you did. I like how you managed to push LH off the table against the GBact - will cite that as an example unless I learn of a better one.

Cranky old Hannibal is right about the fight against the Seleucid pikes. We all know the temptation of wanting to use a good attack plan because we can even though patience may be preferable. I would like to think that in your place natural caution would have had me push success on the right while setting things up to catch the Pikes in a vise if they came out but not venturing in.

At least the uncontrolled charge rules clearly work as intended!

Mike
I probably need to go back and add to that report - one mistake I missed including was we managed to disrupt the cataphracts, but forgot to follow them up as they bounced off. They then managed to turn round and do a "Benny Hill maneuver" to escape from our belatedly pursuing spearmen. Other than that however I don't think we really had the opportunity to get hold of / kill any more units over on that side of the table (and we only got 2 I think in the battle in the RGo area), so we did need to take on the pikemen at some stage to go for a material victory and especially for the +5 points for a army break.

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Post by Robert241167 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:57 pm

I did mention to Myleene, I mean Jon on Wednesday at the club that he had got a mention in your despatches Tim.

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Post by ColeF » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:20 pm

Nice report. 8) Love the pianist in the middle. :shock: :wink:
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