|Side view with both armies deployed|
|View of the Roman army|
|Left flank of the Carthaginians|
|Roman Hastati retreat|
|View from the Carthaginian right flank|
|Mago's flank is bottlenecked by the woods|
|Hastati, Velites and Italian cavalry|
Last Wednesday night Rick and I met down at the Vikings Club and we played a game of Command and Colors Ancients. The scenario was the Battle of Castulo 211 BC in Spain, where Publius Scipio was defeated and killed in battle, against the combined forces of Hasdrubal Gisgo, Mago and Masinissa. In our game the Romans commanded by Rick fought off the Carthaginians to secure eight to six victory banners and a reversal of the historic result. Masinissa, the future Numidian king, died in the final combat of the game! Thanks to Rick for a fun game.
Just a quick heads up about an event, Little Wars Canberra, being held downstairs at the Vikings Club in Lanyon on Sunday 8 November 2015. Leigh, Ian and some of the guys at the club are organising this and it involves fourteen participation games as well as five traders. Rick and are running a participation game of the Battle of Zama with Command and Colors Ancients, so if you're interested come down and check it out. I'll put up a separate post with all the information on this event shortly.
|Celtiberians try to break the bottleneck|
|Romans counter attack|
|Victrix Roman Triarii|
|Aventine Roman Triarii|