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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Battle of Cannae 216 BC - Command & Colors Ancients

Hasdrubal & Gallic cavalry

Spanish cavalry & Libyan spearmen

Spanish Scutarii 

Carthaginian centre

Gallic cavalry were the heroes of Game One

Varro dies early in Game One

The Roman right flank is slaughtered

Numidians skirmish

Roman centre advances

Here are photos of our Command and Colors Ancients Battle of Cannae games at Little Wars last Sunday. In Game One the Carthaginians under Dennis won fairly easily 7-3 victory banners. The Roman right flank was slaughtered by Gallic cavalry who proved to be the heroes for the Carthaginians. Game Two was a cracking game that went right down to the wire. Dennis and Glen did very well indeed with the Romans, at a disadvantage with a four card hand but assisted by two line command cards. In the end the final dice roll decided the game 7-6 but it could have so easily gone the other way. Thanks to Rick, Dennis, Glen and Gary for the fun games.

A rally card saves the Gallic cavalry's bacon

Hasdrubal and the Gallic cavalry line up another charge

Numidians on the Carthaginian right flank get stuck in

Romans counter attack the Spanish in the centre

It is too little too late - Carthaginians win Game One 7-3

Romans play a line command card Game Two

Game Two goes down the wire to the final dice roll 7-6


  1. Excellent stuff! Great figures, mat, and games.

    1. Thanks Aaron, they were fun games.

  2. Sounds great, beautiful minis and battles!

  3. Great looking game! CCA Cannae is always a good one that can go either way.

    1. Thanks Jonathan, CCA scenarios definitely stand up to repeated playing.

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks Evgeniy, CCA is great fun!

  5. Great looking game, lovely looking figures!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, it was a fun day at Little Wars.