|"Catch me if you can"|
|The Murmillo does catch the Hoplomachus, forcing him to retire.|
|Turn 3 and the Mumillo is on the ascendancy!|
|Turn three and the Murmillo inflics a deep wound on the Hoplomahcus.|
|Starting position at the start of turn 4|
|Here he comes...causing me to retreat|
|Eventually the Murmillo causes another deep wound to the Hoplomachus' right arm|
|Manouvering around the Murmillo, my attack had little effect|
We rolled for intiaitve and I narrowly won by one pip! We rolled the action dice, I had 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, enough for two attacks if I used the 6 (a wild die) my opponent rolled 1,3,3,3,4,5 enough to give him two attacks too (the '4' and the '5'). I decided to retain the initiative, used the '2' to get a parry token nd the '5' to use my special attack - an extended, aimed lunge.
I rolled the attack, a middling roll, but one my opponent couldn't beat - he'd used up his parry tokens and hadn't yet replenished tham.
|The end !|
|My gladiator's playsheet at game's end.|
|My opponent's playsheet.|
It was a great game played well by both of us and thoroughly enjoyable, with at least another game too this week.
That's it then for another week, hopefully you 've enjoyed this write-up as much as I have putting it together.
As always your comments are welcomed and truly appreciated.,
IO SATURNALIA !