Two weeks ago, Kevin and I reconvened at Scott's to refight a Second Punic War battle fought the month before. In that first match, Rome defeated Carthage handily. Kevin, as the Carthaginian general figured his outnumbering army ought to be able to defeat the smaller, Roman army on the field. To test his theory, Kevin took command of the Carthaginians in an encore presentation while I returned to my role as the Roman general. The Carthaginian Army being larger must lose 12 tokens before the army breaks. The smaller Roman Army may only lose 9 tokens before breaking.
Let's see how the battle played out.
|Kevin surveys his Carthaginian Army|
|Carthage moves first and the army advances|
|The Roman legion in the center advances|
to meet the enemy
|The Carthaginians advance all across the battlefield|
|Rome attempts to outflank the Carthaginian right|
but is broken in the process.
A broken wing can no longer attack...
|The Roman right attempts to turn |
the Carthaginian battleline.
|Heavy fighting in the center as the two armies collide.|
|Casualties are heavy but the Romans hold on.|
|Whoa-ho! The Roman cavalry commander, on the left wing,|
seizes the unoccupied enemy camp!
That, despite not being able to attack.
|Ground is gained as stands disperse.|
|With several successful 2-to-1 attacks,|
the Carthaginian Army breaks
In the final throes of battle, the Romans managed to maneuver into position to attack the enemy from both front and flank destroying their opposition. Not once but twice!
Kevin thought the battle could have gone the other way. Maybe next time?