We are putting on a demo game at an open day that a club to the north of Sydney are hosting in a few weeks. So yesterday we decided to get what we had out on the table to have a practice game. It was useful as a way of reviewing what we were missing / needed to paint and trying out the playabilty in the time available. Consequently there are a few stand-in units on the table.
The game was a closely run thing. I had the left Carthaginian wing - Mago's ambush was devestating and combined with the power of my medium Cartho / Spanish cavalry we routed the Romans / Italian Allies opposite. Initially the Cartho centre (mainly Gauls and Spaniards) did better then expected - however as the game played on the Romans came out on top with the Cartahginian centre folding. On the right flank there was a closely faught battle that was fairly even. In the end the Romans broke as an army while the Cartahginians were only one more unit from going the same way!
|The table prior to kickoff|
|Half of my medium cavalry|
|The other half|
|The elephants waiting patiently!|
|The cavalry advance to face Roman cavalry and Gaul warbands|
|Elephants follow supported by Carthaginian infantry|
|Beginiing of the end for the Romans|
|Battle developing in the centre and right wing|
Not too many smiles on the faces of the Roman commanders!!
|Mago's ambush is sprung at the back left|
|Seen from behind the ambush -|
those Roman cavalry didn't last long
|Where did theygo .....|
that was the end of the Roman right flank