Indeed , many thanks to Andy and the Plymouth gang for hosting a good fun show.
My games weren't quite as successful and I lost my lovefor FOG a bit on Sunday.
I took Seleucids. I also took Scythed Chariots. Never again. Completely useless. also took Companions in two 2base BGs, never again, too brittle to be front line troops.
Great game Saturday morning with a 25-0 win vs Later Carthaginians.
Deployed badly on Sat pm vs Richard's Mayans (lionheartrjc above) and got taught an important lesson; I was fixated on being out by 3.30 to watch the rugby but as we started early should have thought about it more, spread too wide, shot to bits on way in, lost every shooting CT, went in in penny packets, lost impact, lost melee lost game. Cats did save some pride and wiped a unit of bow.
Sunday morning vs ABs, wide open space vs more MF and chariots. Remembering the priot Mayan game I deployed narrow and relatively deep. The ABs back peddle whilst I thundered forward. Scyhted Chariots hit and do the job, yippee... oh no I move HF 3 MUs, it take two turns to hit, he rallies from Frag'd to ok, I hot perfectly happy medium IF and lose the Impact, drop and lose then melee and drop. Cue pike route. No better on left, 1 companion BG routs to LH javelin shots, the other implodes on Impact vs the elite medium IF leaving my nellie overlapped. Cats help out but it's not enough. On my right the Thorakitai and other nellies do well vs more MF and light chariots but he just will not break. My army implodes after more poor dice. My opponent was so nervous as my line hit he played for time and went for fag break, then Lady Luck spat in my face and kicked me in the nuts...
Game 4 vs Early French, lots of Cavalry. More dream terrain, narrow and tight again. With nothing to lose he advances fast and hits my left, 2 companion BGs, Nellies, Scythed Chariots, Cat in position to turn flank... What could go wrong? Yep, Companions imploded on Death Roll, 1 in impact the other routed in melee after having lost CT for seeing mates break. Leaving Nellies to hold out whilst my catsmanaged to tage 1 enemy bg... On the right my OfSp are caught by cavalry in open after having to charge LF, but it's ok I have nellies coming to support, I'm wider, armoured, I can hold. Nope drop in impact and double dropped in melee.
At this point I called it a day and packed up; we fought out my next Cats impact in my next turn to see if I managed to get a 2nd bg but I didnit. Another series of losing nigh on all impacts and melees despite more dice and better POAs lost my line in 2 turns. The pikes were too slow to advance with the new limited TC.
So 4 BGs that imploded on a Death Roll of 1 is not a good idea when your break is 9. I'd considered this but put faith in Elite companions winning most combats in favourable matches. They didn't, bar the first game my Companions never won a combat!! They imploded and left the nellies isolated who despite good work could not hold back the tide when overlapped.