In case you missed it, I was playing a unique mission against Col. Gravis - 1000pts, infantry only - and he was defending. Gravis's version of the battle report [linked] is more comprehensive than mine, but please find below some more pretty pictures:
This pic of the Praetorians' deployment has a real '2nd Edition' feel to it¬
The Praetorians' mortars¬
The Cadian Deployment¬
The Praetorian mass surges forward ¬...and the Cadians move up to meet with them. Cautiously.¬
Turns 2 and 3:
SURPRISE! A scenario special rule and a lucky roll of '6' means the Reds sneak on right behind the Greens! Oh no! ¬[most of the more detailed Praetorian pics - like this one - are enlargable if you open them separately]
...and the Cadians fight back, thinning the ranks a little ¬
Meanwhile the Paretorian surge continues: two combined squads led by a Lord Commissar accompanied by a PCS and Bastonne's vets ¬
Turns 4 and 5:
Finally, the Cadians' numbers and superior long-range firepower take their toll, and the Praetorians start to fall ¬
The Thin Red Line ¬
Sadly, the pictures I took of the final assaults and the endgame didn't come out...but we called it at turn 5 and despite Gravis quite literally 'stealing a march' from my Cadians in the outflanking manoeuvre turn 2, the picture was looking fairly grim for those in pith helmets.
To compensate, here's a pic of Gravis's mortars again. They moved up to support the battle line, but sadly only got one lucky shot in all game:
In the next installment (tomorrow maybe?) I'll share the photos of the second game. Until then, please read Gravis's battle report(s), and why not take a glance at this little mission that we played - it really was a good giggle!