Friday, December 31, 2010

Holiday Project...Underway!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Holidays have been going for about a week and a half, and I've gotten a rather large project underway. Thinking forward to the MayDay convention 2011, I'd like to put on a game I've been wanting to do for several years now. This will be a miniaturization of a fairly balanced and exciting Command and Colors scenario: Sotium.

Quick background: In 56 BC Caesar had campaigned in Gaul for two years and had moved on to Illyria. With the Roman general gone, the Veneti tribe rebelled. Caesar sent Publis Crassus to Aquitania to subdue the Sotiates so that they would not join the Veneti rebellion. However, while Crassus was moving through the Sotiates territory, they were ambushed by King Adiatuanos' levy.

I'm starting with the Gaul army...62 figures, 15 of which are cavalry.

Here are the Warrior infantry units, along with the Gaul Medium Cavalry.

And then there are the seven Auxilia infantry units and three units of Light Cavalry.

It took about 5 days to clean, assemble, prime and ink all the pieces. They are a mix of Warlord and Wargames Factory plastics. I'm imagining they will take some time to paint because of all the plaid clothing and fancy shields. Better get first! At least there's a fair bit of that easier stuff.

After doing the Gaul army, I'll move on to the Roman troops.

Happily, the holiday's started with a Christmas ski trip to Banff. Weather was awesome.

'Til next time!


  1. Nice stuff! We should chat. I have a similar idea for MayDay but can easily vary it enough (and will use a different rule system) that we have different games.

    Mine, for example, will have skeletons at the beginning of the game. Yours will have skeletons at the end. See, already they are very different! Have a great new year.

  2. Bob,
    Haha, that is hilarious! Are you running HOTT?

  3. Yes, but that may be the booze talking.

    More seriously, yes, HoTT. I'm thinking something along the lines of "Varius, give me back my legions" and Varius obliges except they are now undead and think German ought to be spoken on the west side of the Rhine as well.

    Probably a running fight with the Romans trying to get back to their outpost while the undead appear from all sides. Something like that.

  4. Bob,
    That would be it at the club beforehand...I'd love to give that a go!