andmiss was at a party today, so I will try Vegan Kasher L'Pesach Tapioca Onion Rings tomorrow.
Tonight, Danny, Euge, chryx, zurn and I had a badass couple of games of fun things I like. Cosmic Encounter, five players, the whole game didn't go three turns but still ran two hours because it was just massive, constant space carnage. Good game to be the Healer: I had about half the deck in my hand by the end, and just kept on making friends!
After dinner, and a browse through Danny's mother's Haggadot from 1813 Bordeaux, 1695 Amsterdam, and circa 1300 Cordoba (reproductions, but still awesome) we got down to business: a game of Epic Commands and Colors Ancients, to the tune of the battle of Cannae.
Euge (malefax) and Danny were Hannibal and his gang. chryx and I had the pleasure of representing Varro (who went down like a chump in the first exchange of the battle). Historically, Hannibal's Carthaginians took advantage of Varro's aggressive centre advance, and outflanked the Romans on both sides, resulting in the epic "double encirclement" which would later inspire Schlieffen to conceive of his audacious plan that became the Western front of World War One.
Rob and I, like Gallieni, had the benefit of history's lessons. We had to avoid chasing the obvious trap in the middle, and look out for Hannibal's horrible horses on the flanks.
First order of business: form the line. We got the heavy infantry as far forward as we could, and flattened the line into a wall of pointy speary doom.
It was okay! We didn't rewrite history, but we didn't overextend, and we made 'em earn every hit they scored.