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Hannibal at the Ford

Postby ochoin » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:53 am

I'd like to share photos from our recent 2 day Punic War game.
This shows the length of the table with the Romans & their Italian allies occupying the central position.
Hannibal's Carthaginians were at the southern end, separated by a mostly uncrossable river. His brother Hasdrubal's army was at the northern end.
The goal was to either destroy the Romans or, at least, join their armies.
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The difficult river:
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A marching fort occupied the heights, well defended.
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A villa lay abandoned.
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Hasdrubals cavalry moved forward, trying to tempt the Romans off their hill.
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The formidable elephants, screened by Numidian javelinmen, waited.
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Hasdrubal's left flank reveal yet more cavalry & his centre with its Offensive Spears, poised.
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The cunningly placed ballistas (which actually took out a Roman Nellie) wait.
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Roman Allied cavalry
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Roman heavy infantry: the elite & nearly unbeatable centre of the Roman line
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The Romans surge forward, too late to stop a junction of the two armies
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The game had some hard fighting at the fords & the beginning of a battle on the slopes but ultimately the Romans were outmanoeuvred & the Carthaginians won a Minor Victory with a the joining of the two brothers' armies.

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