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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Syracusans vs Early Carthaginians - ADLG Game

Syracusans deployed

Carthaginians deployed

Side view of the Syracusan forces

Carthaginian cavalry on the left flank advance

Sacred Band, Libyan Spearmen and Carthaginian Spearmen

Last Wednesday night Rick and I met down at the Vikings Club for a 200 point L'Art de la Guerre (ADLG) game with Syracusans versus Early Carthaginians. Rick commanded the Syracusans and was the defender while I had the Carthaginians and was the attacker. In the end we ran out of time after slogging it out for quite a while. Both sides suffered similar casualties but neither had become demoralised, so it was a draw. All the Syracusan cavalry on their left flank were routed and the Carthaginians had a strong reserve remaining in the centre. Thanks to Rick for another fun game.

Carthaginian centre from the rear

The armies close

Carthaginians have a strong reserve in the centre

Action on the Carthaginian left flank

Slogging it out in the centre

Side view of the battle

Gaps appear but the game ends as a draw


  1. ADLG is getting quite a workout on your gaming table. Looks great!

    1. Thanks Jonathan, yes I've gone from no games for months to three in one week.

  2. Nicely done! Ancients in 28mm is the best.

    1. Thanks Monty, it is hard to beat 28mm.

  3. Very nice. I take it you would recommend ADLG?


    1. Thanks Aaron, I would - it plays much like DBA especially the combat. I like the small unit sizes, you don't need masses of figures to play a game and the rules and army lists are all in the one book.

  4. A very fine looking game Cyrus!


  5. Thanks Christopher, the chariots were quite effective in this game.