Thursday, 23 March 2017


The excellent programme series 'In Our Time' has a programme on Salamis this week.
The learned articipants are Paul Cartledge, Lindsay Allen and Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, as well as our Melvyn, of course.
Click to go to programme site - downloadable after 10 a.m. UK time 23/3/2017
If you look on previous programmes list you will also find many other interesting titles.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Rules Testing Again

Version n tested. Shorter and more deadly.
Themistocleian Athens versus Xerxean Persian.
Twenty ships seems to be a good size for a battle without needing a lot of space.

Athenian open Threes advance.

Persian/Phoenician Threes come up to the fight.

Units of 5 seem to be manageable and do not take up too much space. This tallies nicely with calculated practical length of a file as 5 before a ship cannot get up to form line from file in time to stop a breakthrough of oncoming enemy vessels.

Fighting  continues...