10 Oct 2021
9 Oct 2021
Sammite's managed to get secure flank with a forest. Having
mostly flexible troops they set up with a strong position deep
withing the trees.
After a small engagement on the end of the wood where the
Spanish were soundly repulsed it became clear the Carthaginians
would not be able to dislodge their enemy and a stalemate occurred.
15 Aug 2021
With the Spanish been loose skirmish and the Greek forces heavily
into melee the Spanish needed as much terrain as they could get.
Luckily they received good cards and a perfect prebattle setup.
Spanish clung onto the terrain as eventually the Greeks ran out of time.
Samnites with Gallic allies at 11000 points Vs Romans at 11000 points
(Romans must decide which Consul is the main defender)
Samnites with Gaul allies manages to defeat the Romans who now
have lost two of their three provinces.
6 Jun 2021
The Romans (Dave/Graham) have both invaded Greek N Italy (Oliver)
who elected to defend, supported by his Pyrrhic ally(Andrew)
Romans have 10900 pts vs 11100 for the Greek / Epirotes
The Romans deploy on the left, Dave controlling both
their centre and right wing, with Graham at the top on
their left wing. The Greeks mirror the roman formations
with Oliver facing Dave and Andrew up against Graham.
Epirote cavalry swing around the right flank, Graham's
support stay close to the camp due to limited command
and his two main units with skirmish support look vulnerable
to the four main units the Epirote have.
Dave's Roman centre advances but again is disjointed as his
cards limit his options.
Oliver's cavalry supported by skirmishers come up against a
similar sized force of Dave's Romans.
Graham pushes on ,his skirmish infantry head off towards the
elite Epirote changing lancers. An almost suicidal mission.
The Epirote medium cavalry align to Grahams front allowing
the lancers a free charge on the flank. Two phalanx TuGs eye
a nervous Roman TuG. Graham commander cursing his
support back at the camp.
On the other flank Dave and Oliver's Cavalry duel it out.
In the center Oliver swings a unit across the front of the rough
terrain it managers to hit the front edge of Dave's supporting
Romans before they join the melee with their compatriots.
This leaves Oliver with a unit free to threaten the forward
Andrew's lancers charge the flank of Grahams foot. With
overwhelming dice it looks grim but obviously Andrew hasn't
sacrificed a small child to the dice gods recently and their
wrath ends with a wound each. His troops on the edge turn to
Another camera angle of the centre, at the top a Greek unit of
cavalry falls back.
Grahams TuG fights valiantly against pressure from both sides
and single wounds are upgraded to a file lost for both sides.
Olivers TuG of hoplites starts to wheel to threaten the Roman
But at the last moment straightens up and goes into support
the unit that came across the front of the terrain. Both sides
end the turn with a wound.
Andrew lancers break off contact and Graham's unit is
forced to realign against the medium cavalry to their front.
It seems they wont be so lucky the second time around.
Graham's skirmishes hope to do some damage and place
themselves in a position to fire.
The Gods still seem angry at Andrew and the skirmishes against
the odds do the maximin damage possible almost destroying
his elite unit. The Skirmishes will dine out on this result for the rest
of their lives
Close by the Andrew's pike have pushed their way through Graham's
other TuG and now set their sites on Grahams brave defenders
In the centre Dave's Romans aren't doing well and start losing units
Dave has a bad night with the dice and cards. His lack of cards leaves
several units of superior Romans in reserve unable to coordinate as
well as he would have liked.
On the other wing the Olivers wins the cavalry skirmish. With Dave's
centre losing units and Grahams unit up against pikes the end is
inevitable. A triumph for the Greeks.
So turn one ends with one province falling, the Samnites taking
Roman North Italy.