We met at Legions for gaming on Monday and Friday of the same week as Labor Day pushed our normal meeting back a week.

Larry, Alan, and Steve get ready to begin

Larry, Alan, and Steve get ready to begin

Larry, Alan, Steve and I began the festivities on Monday. I unveiled my newest army addition, Comnenan Byzantines (IV/1b) that just came back from the painter, and faced Larry’s Later Crusaders. Next they went up against Alan’s Mongol Conquest. This game was real conclusive as I got lucky and whacked a General and 4 elements on one turn to leave Alan with only five elements left in his army! That duplicated my loss to DK in a campaign game with my Alanni…

Comnenan Byzantines versus Later Crusaders

Comnenan Byzantines versus Later Crusaders

Friday was using an elephant theme…all armies had to have an elephant. First up I faced Jim with my Ptolemaics and actually rolled a 6 on the first bound! PSILOI RUSH!!!! I peeled off his lone blade and ended up facing it the rest of the game. Fair trade, I thought. This game saw Jim throw a string of 5-6s to keep a knight unit alive that was attacked by pikes. I even double-overlapped him once and couldn’t kill the bugger! Later this knight killed one of my pikes, too. My brave knights attacked an unsupported horde in the open and failed! (I AM the Diceman), but did them in during the next charge. Next up was Neal, who used my Ptolemaics and I switched to Southern Dynasty Chinese. I was lucky here as my pip dice sucked but Neal was unable to attack with his elephant in line because it would be in the woods…not a good place for an elly to be.

Comenan Byzantines versus Mongol Conquest

Comenan Byzantines versus Mongol Conquest

Neal moves his Ptolemaics into line.

Neal moves his Ptolemaics into line.

Last, but not least, saw my Southern Dynasty Chinese matched against Steve’s Hindu Indians. My lone elly went down fast, but the funny turn was when my isolated blade faced  three stampeding enemy elephants…and Steve rolled a 1 for pippage!

Steve positions his Hindu army

Steve positions his Hindu army

Blade thumbs his nose at the ellys...

Blade thumbs his nose at the ellys...

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