Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Rome v. Carthage round 7
This time Mike was in charge of the anti-Romans. He picked an army with 1 cavalry division on the right, a large Carthaginian spear division in the centre and two Gallic infnatry divisions on the left.
Steve had 2 legions in the centre with cavalry/auxilia divisions on both flanks.
The Romans advanced to take up a position with the RH legion on the ridge and the LH one with it's flank resting on the wood. The auxilia covered the flanks.
The Carthaginian cavalry advanced just far enough to pin the auxillia on their flank and waited. The spearmen advance to attack the LH legion. A Gallic division advanced on the hill with the other in support & covering it's flank.
The Carthaginian cavalry had failed to advance fast enough to get into the action at all, but both sides were content with a stalemate on that flank where spears v. cavalry made it dangerous for either to attack.
Another rattling good game - it was a very close run thing for the Romans, but it's now Rome 5, Carthage & Allies 2.