This game was played using a fairly simple set of rules that uses small numbers of toy soldiers (under 50 in each army - other games use hundreds). Dice are used to determine how many moves a player can make each turn. Modified die rolls determine the results of fighting. After a set amount of losses at army runs for it.
King Herod of Judea has decided to invade nearby the nearby kingdom of Kappodokia, trying to get some good press for once.
The Judean army is closest to the camera, with heavy infantry and cavalry on the plain in the centre and light infantry on the woods and on the hill on either flank. The Kappodokians have lined up their heavy cavalry to trample the Judean infantry, with their other troops on the flanks.
The armies advance.
Fighting on the hill.
The Judean light infantry hold the high ground.
The Kappodokians try again...
and are repulsed, with severe losses.
The main lines close.
Another assault on the hill...
The heavy cavalry charge...
and are repulsed by the stoic Judean infantry. Only the General and his bodyguards remain in contact, dangerously exposed.
Heavily outnumbered, the Kappodokian general and his guards are dragged from their saddles and slaughtered, while the rest of his army decide to make good their escape.
Herod sends off messengers with the good news. Perhaps this will help his image a bit after that little incident...