Been playing through several small games using Featherstone's Ancient rules and doing a bit of tinkering with the hand to hand and morale rules . Here we see the Hyperborian army on the left of the photo Hyrkanian army on the far right .
The Hyperborian army , nearest the camera the Thurn Archers , next the Thurn Infantry then the 2nd Gwalur . The Guard Cavalry is in the top corner . I diced for the positions of units using the old Featherstone method - 1 = left flank, 2 = left centre , 3 = centre , 4= right centre , 5= right flank , 6 reserve .
The Hyrkanian force the 2nd Imperial Archers in front with the 1st and 2nd Imperial Infantry behind . The 2nd Imperial Light Horse are on the left flank out of camera and a Light War Engine in reserve . Apologies for the poor photos I'm using my phone's camera and the weather outside the window is dark and less than seasonal.
Something I've decided to add is an idea I thought up some time ago - 'The Favours Of The Gods' , each side rolls a dice before the game and the resulting pips can be spent on re-rolling dice during the game . I found these figures on eBay and the statue from Berlin Zinnfiguren . Hmm ! the gods are not smiling on Hyrkania - only a 2 ! .
Hyperborea is even more out of favour with only a 1 to spend on re-rolls ! . With the battle set up I'll report back as it progresses .