Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Army of Thrace arrives (Campaign 105)



Concealed within a huge cloud of dust, the Army of Thrace trudges onto the Alluvial planes outside Narona and takes up it's position. Expecting a tiny vexillation of tired Legionaries, Terentius is amazed at the size of Flaccus's force. He soon regains his composure after his scouts report on the formations that lay ahead on the plane. "He has an army of slaves!!" laughs Terentius. His army of elite Roman Legionaries will be able to cut this rabble to pieces within an hour.
Just to be on the safe side and to calm his Tribunes, Terentius orders a Cohort of marines from the supporting fleet to re-enforce him at once. Victory is now guarantied.

Above, Terentius prepares for battle.

6 comments:

still anonymous said...

How did T.'s scouts know that they were slaves? Did they capture a few, get close and listen, or ask local civilians?

Also, what happened to Flaccus' daring attacks on supply lines, or has that became an impractical proposition with a largish army?

Ave!

simon said...

When Flaccus freed and armed the quarry slaves of Narona, a lot of their former masters and drivers fled across country. They didn't fancy the idea of running into any of their old friends.
Some of these quarry officials were rounded up by the Army of Thrace and told their story in full.

Flaccus now commands a huge field army and is tied to it's command. His days of galloping off with small detachments of cavalry are over for now. Although, Flaccus is a commander of cavalry foremost and still thinks like one when it comes to his tatics.

Antipater said...

I'm returning to your blog almost every day, only to find your large collection of fabulous looking miniatures & fantastic artworks still growing. One could call me an outright Iron Mitten fan...
Thus pity you've not revealed yet the outlines of your campaign system which produces such great stories and incidents. It slightly reminds me of a board game called "Nero", but that had no 'God's table' or the like. I know I'm not the first one to ask: But maybe you could offer some deeper insights into the system/mechanics anytime soon?

Anyway, keep up the great work - I know there are many more, silent watching.

still anonymous said...

That is an excellent explanation, Simon, and is much better than the kind that one might expect for a *cough* WHFB campaign, where the typical answer would be "because that is the way that it happened" ...

Have you thought of writing a novel ...?

Ave!

Kircaticus said...

And so the battle lines are drawn... Looking as good as ever, Simon, especially with all your new scenery, but what I'm really waiting for are the details of the carnage to come - with complimentary pictures of course.

Dracmuller said...

One can smell the fear through the anticipation.