11 May 2017

28mm Lombards in action

The much-trailed Gothic/Germanic/Viking/Barbarian army that has been on the painting table for the last year got a near-full outing tonight against some old-school Hinchcliffe Byzantines.

Playing 25mm L'Art de la Guerre, my 200AP Lombard list was:

  • 5 Elite & 1 Ordinary Impetuous HC, Competent General 
  • 6 Saxon Impetuous HF Swordsmen, 4 LF Bw, 1 Slavic MF Swordsman, Brilliant General
  • 4 Bowmen & 4 Slav MF Swordsmen, Ordinary General

25 Units

Here are the guys in action...


 Heavy Foot advance in the centre (a part-unfinished general with no flag urging them on...)


Bowmen and Swordsmen in action


The Shieldwall advances


Spare bowmen slide into the centre - semi-fictional Pictish crossbowman figure on one of the bases


Slave hiding in a Plantation


It's a casualty!


The Heavy Foot struggle to hold back the enemy mounted force - red markers = 3 hits


But while they do, the rest of the Saxons close in on the exposed Skoutatoi


The Slavs look set to overrun the Byzantine bowmen too


Old School Hinchliffe Kavalllaroi with impressive banner skills


Everything is engaged on a broad front - the Lombard cavalry are being eroded, but the Lombard foot is deep into the soft infantry underbelly of the smaller Byzantine force


Not much shooting taking place now - everyone is in combat!


The last Byzantine archer unit falls - an inaugural victory for the Lombards!

1 comment:

Phil said...

Great looking armies!

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