Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Battle Between Giants - Spanish Tercios vs Ottomans



Last Sunday I was again honoured to play another outstanding game of Baroque with John Maguire's impressive collection of figures. This time we battled the Ottoman Army against the Tercio wall of the Imperial Spanish Army in North Africa. After battling against the tercios for much of the afternoon it was easy to see why the Spanish Army was feared in Europe for 150 years.....they were unbreakable. However as an Ottoman player I learnt some very good lessons from the game. One was that the Spanish Army can rely on their infantry too much and thus their cavalry is weak. Secondly when fighting the Spanish for this period much sure you mass your whole army otherwise you will not be able to make a dent in his Army and ensure to play the game aggressively so that you get the impetus bonus and salvo for your janissaries . Additionally if you have a a spare 5points ensure to grab a master gunner, as a re-roll of your 1's & 2's can give you additional hits. Other than that please enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed the game.

Regards

Vinnie










































12 comments:

Cyrus said...

Fantastic looking game Vinnie!

David James said...

I'm so Jealous. Fantastic figure painting and terrain. I don't suppose you have any plans to move to Bendigo.

Colin Ashton said...

Awesome! Love the way you've based the Tercios.

Steven Williams said...

Not really my period, but beautiful all the same! I like the mini diorama bases a lot.

Phil said...

Spectacular, beautiful units and splendid bases...

Matt Crump said...

Very impressive game and collection......not a period I know well but very visually spectacular😀

Robbie Rodiss said...

Absolutely beautiful game using two of my favourite armies. I love the way the Tercios have been based. Well done.

Vinnie said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. I will ensure to pass them onto John Maguire who is the owner of the collections.

All the best

Regards

Vinnie

Dalauppror said...

Stunning !!!

Really like the impression look of the spanish tercios

rross said...

Looks like this was a stupendous game and visually stunning - beautiful figures in both armies!

Vinnie said...

Thanks RRoss.

Regards

Nathan

harada57 said...

thanks

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