Salute 2014 – Ancients

Hannibal’s clash with Sempronius at the Trebbia River during the Second Punic War was refought at Salute 2014 by John (featuring ‘Dave’) in 1/32 scale. I have a Carthaginian army of the same sculpts by HäT Industrie in 1/72 so this display was a special treat.

Salute 2014 - Battle at the Trebbia

Salute 2014 - Battle at the Trebbia

Salute 2014 - Battle at the Trebbia

Salute 2014 - Battle at the Trebbia

Even grander in scale was Caesar’s invasion of Britain staged by WSS Magazine. Legionnaires disembarking from their triremes lined up on the shore to face massed chariots and ferocious tribesmen.

Salute 2014 - Caesar's invasion of Britain by WSS Magazine

Salute 2014 - Caesar's invasion of Britain by WSS Magazine

Salute 2014 - Caesar's invasion of Britain by WSS Magazine

Salute 2014 - Caesar's invasion of Britain by WSS Magazine

Scarab Miniatures put on a War & Conquest battle with Greeks defending a narrow pass against the Persians and their allies.

Salute 2014 - Greeks vs Persians by Scarab Miniatures

Salute 2014 - Greeks vs Persians by Scarab Miniatures

The Battle of Cynoscephalae in 197 BC saw phalanxes clash with Roman legions and was organised by the Society of Ancients, using the Lost Battles set of rules.

Salute 2014 - Battle of Cynoscephalae by Society of Ancients

In a respite from the massed battles of the era, bands of gladiators fought each other in Jugula, the new game by Studio Tomahawk.

Salute 2014 - Jugula by Studio Tomahawk and Gripping Beast

5 thoughts on “Salute 2014 – Ancients

    • I sometimes think the world might be a better place if the Carthaginians had defeated Rome. History does cast very long shadows.

    • It is hard to tell what would have happened, but it surely would have changed history entirely. Given that Hannibal and Antiochus are said to have outlined a future with Rome on the map in their alliance, I would wonder if it would just have taken more time for them to gain the influence they had historically.

    • Hello, a little late, the 54mm Trebbia game was mine, we played it twice, with a win to each side, both very close!

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