|View of the table|
|Slightly different view|
|The mighty Gallic horde!|
|Caesar's Romans - ruthlessly professional|
|Gallic right wing surges forward|
On Wednesday night last week, Rick came over to my place and we played a Hail Caesar game, with Rick commanding Caesarian Romans while I had the Gauls. Both armies consisted of two divisions, at 340 points each. Unfortunately it was another brutal lesson for the Celtic pretenders! Here are a few photos of our game.
The Gauls surged forward on the right wing and my Gallic cavalry quickly charged the Roman allied German cavalry. The Gallic cavalry had the advantage of a supporting small unit of light cavalry, but rolled badly and broke after the first round, with the supporting unit driven back.
Caesar's legionaries, with clinical precision, launched a charge on the Gallic infantry and hurled their pila into the stunned warbands, before closing with gladius at the ready. Two warbands broke immediately and a third was exposed with a Roman sweeping advance onto its flank.
Back on the left wing the cavalry clash had also favoured the Romans. Eventually my Gallic and allied German warbands charged the Roman cohorts there and broke one unit but by this time the final Gallic warband on the right had broken. The entire Gallic right wing division had every formed unit broken. For Caesar's men it was just another day of slaughtering and enslaving Gallic tribes! Thanks to Rick for a fun game.
|Gallic and German cavalry clash|
|Gallic cavalry are broken and driven back|
|Gallic warbands are broken|
|Gauls on the left advance|
|Final Gallic warband on the right is broken|
|Gauls on the left break a Roman cohort|