Sunday, 15 February 2015

Hail Caesar – The battle of Raphia (217BC) in 6mm

In June, 217 BC, the Fourth Syrian War was decided outside Raphia on the border of Koile-Syria and Egypt. Antiochos III the Great commanded a large field army that had thus far been successful in driving the forces of Ptolemy IV out of Koile-Syria. Polybius (Histories 5.79-87) provides a detailed description of the troops present and their respective roles in the battle. It is actually one of the few Seleukid battles where we have a decent account of the build-up, forces involved and outcome. 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Cú Chulainn Cup - 2nd Northern Irish Song of Blades and Heroes Competition

In March we will be returning to have our second SBH competition at Wee Gamers (Whitehead, Co. Antrim). The format will be the same as last year which, by all accounts was quite a successful wee day. Click HERE to checkout some of the tables we ran in the first competition.

Do you have what it takes to be the Hound of Ulster?

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Dux Bellorum in 10mm - Irish riders

It has been a while since I worked on my Dux Bellorum forces, so I thought I'd try to get a unit of Irish riders sorted out. Dux Bellorum has been earmarked as one of my focoi for this year; I'd like to complement my existing two armies (Romano-British and Irish) with a few more units each, and perhaps work on a third army if I have the time.