Saturday, September 11, 2010
The Syracuse army (left front in pic) was a big phalanx with peltasts on the right, cavalry on the left and a reserve phalanx uit on the right rear.
The Carthaginians kept their heavy cavalry in reserve, citizens in the centre with spearmen each side & their gauls in front on their right.
Both sides had screens of skirmishers, foot in the centtre & cavalry on the wings.
The Syracusians were hoping to win a flank while the phalanx was plodding forward & then hit the centre front & flank, but they lucked out on both flanks & also lost a unit to the Gauls. Their attack then became a simple frontal assault. Alas the Gods did not favour them there either, and the Carthaginians prevailed.
Another enjoyable battle as we ironed out a few more bugs in the rules.