This was a great chance to see if the rules work and to get pretty much all my ancient figures on the battlefield. This means we had to bend historical accuracy a little. One side is broadly Macedonian, with Pikemen, mixed Gauls and spearmen with mercenary hoplites, heavy cavalry and an elephant. The other side is spartan and Hoplite based with light infantry and cavalry but some persian chariots thrown in for fun.
|Initial set up, note olive trees !|
|Newly raised Macedonian Cavalry|
|Massed Hoplites supported by Light Cavalry|
|Pikemen and Elephant charge forward !|
|Clash of Spears|
Having learnt their lesson the Athenian/spartans were much more careful with a strong line of skirmish and missile troops to the front.
|Clash at the Temple|
This was a much closer battle with the Athenians always slightly on top and in the end they held the greatest number of objectives.
So the rules seemed to work well and give a good game, as we have played other KoW battles the rules are really simple. A couple of bits probably needed to be tweeked. Phalanx need to be tougher, and Heavy Cavalry should have thunderous charge. Otherwise they are a good set of rules to get lots of figures on the table. Might well try the dark age version ? it also means I can buy some more ancient stuff and not worry about getting them on the table.