I'd had a few ideas for games, but with the disruption of the past week we ended up settling on the tried and true - Magnesia with Lost Battles - and the simple and classic - the Quatre Bras scenario from SPI's 1976 quadrigame 'Napoleon's Last Battles'.
We got through two games of Magnesia, with Pat cleaning up both times as the Romans on the back of aggressive cavalry attacks on Eumenes' flank and canny use of all-out attacks in the centres.
The first game ended early with Antiochus' death in a rally attempt leading to a general rout. The second game was much closer, with the Seleucid line being rolled up from its left while the phalanx tried desperately to break the legions opposite them. In neither game did I manage to shatter a Roman unit, which shows how well Pat managed his forces. It was good to see the Romans perform well, as the last time I played the scenario some ridiculous dice saw Scipio and friends utterly routed ( go here to see a report of that battle).
From memory, the first game was won 80-33 and the second 91-76
The Quatre Bras game was a light way to fill in the last hour of the visit, and some good dice results saw the the French beaten off.
Here are some photos of the Lost Battles action. As always, click on the images to see larger shots.
* I've got a new 1800 x 900 table (well, our school does...) which allowed us to try out my latest ground carpet and use zones 320mm (8 bases) across. On the whole I was pretty pleased with how it looked, compared to my usual set up.