The battle was a very basic set-up so I could get all the figures onto the table and give King's of War Historical a good shake out. I went for a 'classic' ancient wargame look - flat terrain with just a few palm trees for background, and the armies set out on opposite baselines.
|Latium - The King's War Elephants lead the centre.|
|Paphlagonia - the central phalanx is protected by missile troops.|
|Coming to grips - the Pahlagonian archers make little impression on the elephants.|
|A to-and-fro melee between the elephants and Blue and Yellow Shields took place.|
|End game. The elephants have done very well, and now allow the Latium main battle line forward to finish the job.|
|Overview at the end of the battle, with Latium triumphant. |
Interesting to see how many units have been removed from the table
As I mentioned, I am still liking the Kings of War rules. In this battle, I noted that the elephants were rather too powerful and I will be reducing their melee ability - a simple matter of changing a melee factor of 3+ to a factor of 4+. And I will be adding a home-grown 'stampede' rule to make them entertainingly unreliable.