This is a grid based system, so first I needed a playing field with a grid. I bought a 2x3 yard cloth of the tannish variety and sprayed versus shades upon it after I marked it up. Here it is with some troops arrayed upon it.
I'm about 3/4 of the way done rebasing my collection of Hittites and New Kingdom Egyptians - plenty for a battle.
I gave the rules a test drive. The Egyptians have a camp, none for the Hatti...yet. Ramses wants to invite the Hatti back to his tent. Preferably in chains. Nice tents!
The Egyptians advance aggressively:
Hittite chariots charging some bald Egyptian bowmen.
The Hittite high command (Muwattalli?) kills an Egyptian Prince.
Rules seem to be working. Time to take this show on the road to the house of my long time friends Richard and Cheryl.
Peeking through the palm trees.
Guard spearmen gearing up for battle.
And Hittite chariots.
Egyptian bow and spearmen on a hill prepare to receive the charge.
A clash of spearmen about to happen.
All types of flanking as a Hittite chariot unit tries to sneak in on the backside.
On the other side of the battlefield, Hittite spearmen flank Egyptian spearmen.
Ramses is not concerned.
These are "Super" bowmen as they vanquished Hatti spearmen.
These Hittite troops - chariots and spearmen have charged across the Egyptian backside and are about to attack these Nubian bowmen.
A prince of Egypt goes down in this game also.
All for naught as the Hittites hand over their last victory medal. The Egyptians had one left. I forgot a couple of rules, but we had time for a second game (a first in our decades of miniature gaming together.) The Egyptians narrowly won that one also, and I believe no rules were missed.
I like the command and control system of these rules. The combat feels a little shallow, and I'm not a big fan of the ammunition rules. Definitely a fun game and robust enough to add your own little tweaks to add your own flavor. I plan on definitely playing this one some more. I'm particularly eager to try it with my Romans and Carthaginians...as soon as I'm done rebasing them also.
The Egyptian List
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|Ramses Heroic & Senior||1||3||6||6||2||2|
The Hittite List
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