Actium, 31BC

Saturday the local HMGS-South group played a game of Hail, Agrippa!. The Hail, Agrippa! rules are a modification of Hail Caesar published in Issue 66 of ‘Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy’ magazine. [Hail Agrippa! rules link]

The scenario was based on the battle of Actium in 31 BC. The fleet of Marcus Antonius attempts to defeat, or failing that break through, the fleet of Octavius.

Each side lost seven units and the fleet of Octavius was left with more un-shaken units. There was an opening for Antonius and Cleopatra to make their historic escape, but with Octavius dead, Antonius might have gone back to his army and attempted to continue the campaign or negotiate with whoever emerged as the leader of his opposition.

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