The first Roman attack on the far flank just failed to charge home. The Spanish warbands counterattacked with light infantry pestered the Romans flank.
It's been a while since we've seen a battle as bloody as this one at Camp Cromwell. The Romans had terrible luck with command dice, continually failing to quite charge home leaving themselves open to counterattack and Mark took full advantage. A sound plan and good luck took Mark within a dice roll of victory despite the numerical disadvantage, but the Roman plan was ok too and eventually they got some luck and just managed to save the day. But if ever there was a Pyrhic victory this was it. The Romans have advanced from Numantia to attack the Spanish and the Carthaginians have attacked Numantia behind them. The survivors of this battle have to march back to Numantia and fight their way past the Carthaginians to restore supply or the army may be doomed. The heavy losses here will change the balance in that battle very much in the Carthaginian favour.