Mark worked hard to get the game as historically correct as was possible using our chosen set of ancient rules "Amarti."
Mark,Dave and Chris took the roll of Carthaginians and Andy and i the roll of Romans.Basically its a roman race against time to destroy the Carthaginian center before the out numbered roman flanks cave in.
Early turns saw the carth elephants fighting in an honors even battle with roman skirmishers finally pushing them aside.Then ploughing onto the roman heavy infantry center with small success.Only one elephant survived and hit the heavy infantry in the flank.meanwhile the far right of the roman heavy infantry had flanked the carth center and was posed for a close end as it depended on initiative dice roll and the winner would get first crack at a flank.
Meanwhile the carth flanks commanded by dave and supported by Mark had cleared off the last roman resistance(bravely held by Andy for longer than expected)and heading for the rear of the roman center this was going to be close.
The romans rolled well and took the initiative and got first go finally killing the very stubborn carth center commanded by chris who had resisted for 2 turns.Ending the game.
|Carthaginian dead at the end of the game|
|Roman dead at the end of the game|