Having been painting, making and generally faffing around and not quite finishing my 28mm Patrician Roman army for the last 18 months, the annual Derby competition suddenly hove into view and offered up not one, but two opportunities to put the figures on the table.
The end result are 5 well-packed and imposing L'Art de le Guerre battle reports
featuring sumptuous imagery of mostly Gripping Beast and Footsore Miniatures troops that unlike that rubbishy old 15mm bollocks, are actually big enough to be able to see with the naked, unaided human eye...
Across the weekend the army from the tail end of the Roman Empire fought its predecessors, its contemporaries, its allies and it's mortal enemies - and even, on one notable occasion, itself
- on a series of 6x4 tabletops in an aircraft hangar in the East Midlands.
See for yourself why the fall of the Roman Empire may actually have been FAKE NEWS
, and why the 28mm game might well prove to be the absolute real sweet spot for Ancient wargaming with the L'Art de la Guerre ruleset.
Yes, these reports
are possibly your gateway drug to mainlining the seemingly almost daily releases of plastic multipose 28mm ancients figures now on the market. Read on with care