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Subject: Battle of the Trebbia rss

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Dave Gorman
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Have this one set up to play against my regular opponent tomorrow. Its been along time since ancients has hit the table Napoleonic's really dominated my C&C war gaming since it arrived.
Big fan of ancients and the period in general so decided to paint up some models to get me back into it. Have the base game converted and onto expansion 2 Barbarians them Imperial Romans.

Plan for tomorrow will be the Trebbia then maybe the rest of Hannibal's early Italian campaigns from the base game or start the new memoir 44 Russians v Japaneses campaign.

The field of Mars


Consul Sempronius and the Roman centre right and then left




Hannibal and the Carthagian's centre, right, left and then Magos ambush force





All figures are HAT except the Roman warriors which are Esci Barbarians
The elephant crew in tower are based on magnetic sign material with steel paper on the elephant in the tower so are removed when 1st block lost. A foot general can be added if needed. Used same idea for chariots
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We managed to get through this one twice followed by two plays of Lake Trasimene and 2 of Cannae. 6 battles in total so a good return to the table of CCA and excellent debut of 2 newly painted armies


The Roman skirmish lines and flanks advanced early while the Carthaginian sling fired one volley and retired through their lines (move fire move card)




As the Roman right made some steady progress Hannibal sent forward his elephants to drive off the Roman light troops




With the elephants driven back the Roman lights push on and hunt them down while the Roman cavalry charge their Carthaginian counter parts before being repulses




Meanwhile the Roman Cavalry with support from some warriors push too far and are driven off by Hannibal's veteran heavy infantry



Magos ambush force arrived as the Roman left was starting to struggle only for the quick reactions of Consul Sempronius (double time) and the Roman Infantry in the centre to recover the situation resulting in the death of Mago




With the Romans close to victory (5-3) Hannibal leads his veteran infantry forward with the remaining cavalry on his left


With the loss of the Roman horse momentum started to swing towards the Carthaginians (5-5) and a 3 units of medium infantry in the centre acting as a fresh reserve. The Roman skirmisher went back in to harass the Carthaginians when luck shot disrupted Hannibal's veterans and fatally wounded Hannibal breaking his army




218bc would end with Sempronius getting the triumph he wanted Hannibal dead and Italy saved for invaders the 2nd Punic war would move to Spain
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