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Crisis 2009

   
7 november 2009

 

De avond vr Crisis was Militia Brabantia al in Antwerpen om gezellig uit te gaan met de heren van Gripping Beast. De volgende dag was het echter 'serious business'.

We laten geen foto's van heel Crisis 2009 zien hier. Die zijn op de site van TSOA en andere plekken genoeg te zien. Hier even alleen onze display. Dat betekent niet dat de tafels van andere clubs, zoals van de 'Red Barons', 'Murphy's Heroes', en vooral die van 'La Grande Armee' erg weer erg leuk uit zagen en het speelplezier en de trots er aan alle kanten van af straalde.

Militia Brabantia had dit jaar gekozen om de vele figuren uit de klassieke oudheid, en dan vooral uit de periode van de diadochoi (de opvolgers van Alexander 'de Grote') op tafel te zetten.

The siege of Syracuse by Carthago, and the liberation by Pyrrhus (278BC)

 The Carthaginians, having made an alliance with the Romans [] they continued to guard the Strait, watching against any attempt by Pyrrhus to cross []

While [Pyrrhus] was making ready to set sail, the Carthaginians were besieging Syracuse both by land and by sea; they blockaded the Great Harbour with a hundred ships, and on land they carried on operations close to the walls with 50.000 men. Thus they held the Syracusans pent up while they overran their territory and laid it waste.

Consequently the Syracusans, being exhausted by the war, pinned their hopes on Pyrrhus, he embarked his men, his elephants, and his other equipment of war aboard his ships, set sail from Tarentum, and put in at Locri on the tenth day.

Thence after adding Tyndarion, the dynast of Tauromenia, to his alliance and after obtaining soldiers from him, he sailed to Catana. There, having been welcomed by the inhabitants with great state and crowned with golden crowns, he disembarked his infantry. As they made their way to Syracuse, the fleet accompanied them in battle array.

 When they approached Syracuse, the Carthaginians, who had sent away thirty ships on some necessary missions, did not venture to do battle with the ships that remained. Thus Pyrrhus sailed unchallenged into Syracuse, and accepted delivery of the Island from Thoenon, and of the rest of the city from the citizens and Sosistratus. 

Diodorus Siculus (Library of History, fragment of Book XXII )

Hoewel we pas enkele maanden vantevoren tot dit scenario gekomen waren, hadden alle leden er toch op tijd hun bijdrage aan kunnen leveren (al was dat alleen al in de vorm van opbouwende kritiek (ahum)).

Maar serieus; we waren erg blij met de aandacht en de vele foto's die van onze tafel werden gemaakt.  Hier een impressie:

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Tot volgend jaar!