Yes another week and another clash against Mike and his Macedonians, 2,500pts again with Mike using the same list as last week while I decided to try a list with a heavier Auxiliary contingent.
We rolled up Spring deployment (table quarters), with fixed game length (9 turns), Mike got Search and Destroy objective (destroy my 2 most expensive units) while I got Test of Strength again (get unit into Mikes deployment while keeping Mikes out of mine).
Surprisingly both these combats went badly for the Macedonian, with both units being destroyed after a couple of turns of combat.
At this point thing were going really well for my Romans and I was starting to feel confidant I had the game in the bag……..oh how wrong I was, Mike now unleashed his Veteran Phalanx and they cut a bloody sway through my force destroying or panicking off a unit of Auxiliary Infantry, my Auxiliary Archers and one of my Regular legions, then smashing into my Veteran Legion.
In the centre after a couple of nail biting turns of combat I managed to get my other unit of Auxiliary Cavalry into the Veteran Phalanx and they are finally destroyed but not before they’ve mauled my Veterans.
Neither of us had completed are objectives so the game ended a draw with me just taking the bragging rights 100pts to 80pts. I’ve got to say I’ve played a lot of games of WAC over the last few months but this one was defiantly the best, how the game swung one way then the other with both of us still in with a chance to take the win right up to the end…. just brilliant :o).
Anyway that’s it for now chaps.