|View of the table with Roman fort on the left|
|Roman fort with the valiant auxilia|
This afternoon Craig, Bern, Garry, Ian, Greg and I had another Hail Caesar game in our series of games fighting Trajan's Dacian Wars. There were three division a side with the scenario being the relief of a hard pressed Roman fort, held by small units of valiant auxilia against the Dacians. Bern provided the lovely Roman fort made by PMC Games. The Roman relief force comprised a cavalry division and infantry division, both with increased chances of arriving as the game wore on. The fort managed to hold out for a few turns before being swamped by the Dacians.
The Roman cavalry division arrived on turn two but then promptly blundered and were fortunate not to leave the table. The legions were taking the scenic route on their way to the relief of the fort. After looting the fort the two victorious Dacian divisions joined the third Dacian division, guarding the flank. The Roman infantry division under Greg's command eventually arrived and managed to destroy two warbands that had been softened up by the cavalry before the game ended. It was an interesting scenario but the Romans had a real shocker that was only partially salvaged by Greg's efforts at the end. The remaining forces on both sides will be those used for the next game in campaign style.Thanks to all for another fun game.
|Dacian warbands surge towards the Roman fort|
|The Roman cavalry division arrives on the table in turn two!|
|Dacian warbands wheel to protect their flank|
|The Roman cavalry division promptly blunders but doesn't leave the table|
|Things are looking ugly from inside the Roman fort|
|The Dacian warbands hurl themselves at the fort|
|It's not a pretty sight from up on the ramparts...|
|The auxilia on the left are forced to give ground, shaken and disordered|
|Can the auxilia hold out? No chance.|
|The fort has fallen but the legions have finally arrived!|
|The legions destroy two Dacian warbands before making a tactical withdrawal|