We formed up again on Friday night for another round of Roman mayhem. We had done a couple weeks of river crossing battles and it seemed like time to try something new. I opted not to form the game up so somebody else could decide which skirmish scenario we were going to try. Loghound was up to lead, so he formed the game and we all joined in.
We dropped in and the teams became Loghound and Mattman versus Potshot and I, while the choice of scenario was ambush.
But, for some reason, we couldn’t play an ambush scenario. Loghound reported that an error came up when he tried to when he selected that option. So it wasn’t going to be an ambush evening.
The next choices was for a city siege. Potshot and I were assigned the role of defenders while Mattman would be on the attack.
Of course, I think only I out of the bunch may have tried a city siege in the game, and I failed miserably at it, failing to take Carthage even on the easiest setting. So this was going to be interesting for at least half of us.
We started with a low walled city on a hill. I went with the Iceni, the Britannic barbarians, because we had had a side discussion about the Romans being something of the easiest mode of play, while the less civilized tribes were more difficult to handle. I figured I could play with them in this scenario because I figured that the defenders were going to have things mostly their way. Whether that was doing the attackers a favor or just adding insult to injury should they lose is up for debate I suppose.
Potshot, my ally, went with the Macedonians again, as did Mattman outside the walls. Why? I don’t know. Alexander maybe? I figured after the discussion about Romans being the most solid troops everybody would go with Rome. But maybe Macedonia has become like home for them.
And finally, Loghound stuck with the Romans.
We got ourselves set up around the city, both inside and out and pressed the “Start Battle” button to see how we all chosen.
More after the cut.