Leonidas vs Scipio Africanus
So we decided on a very unhistorical battle, both CIC having had heavy drinking evenings before the game ..it would be quick and deadly !
I have refurbished my old spartan army, mostly Xyston and some museum Z range miniature
The roman army has outscouted the spartans
The roman ally ' Pergame )
The spartan right flank some cavalry and the average hoplites . Some thracians in the open are waiting behind the hoplites
The hoplites on the left hand are the exceptionnals
A compact deployment
Here we go ...headaches helping the plan is very unsubtle ...forward
Sup Hoplites vs average LS and exceptionnal hoplites vs average roman legio ..
And the greek had good dice , the romans had bad dice
Where is the enemy ?
That is going quick ( I rolled some skulls )
And the CL do come in vs spartiates sup LS ..guess what happened
Not too bad for the CL
The SUP romans are coming in
Did I tell you I was lucky during that battle
Spartan's best are all engaged and winning
By the way the numidian shooting was very ineffective my average cavalry sufered no wounds but the thracians did
I think there was a roman legion somewhere ..yes the spartans got all the luck !
The lancers also did rout ..
And the average spartans do hold but are suffering
But the greek cavalry will try to break the smaller roman TUG
Going for the rear of a roman cohort and guess who charges first next turn ? the spartans with their exceptionnal TUG !
Spartan SUP engaged average LS ..
The Pergame LS will be outflanked
The roman cavalry routs
And the average spartan LS do hold
It was a charge game, all the luck went to the spartans with many skulls :15-0