This game looks pretty interesting, but the counters have me baffled.
I'm trying to set up the Learning Scenario as described on page 24 of the Scenario Book. I'm supposed to use the "III Alae Legion," which I presume is the blue-trimmed tan counters. Do I use them all? What comprises a legion? I don't see any cavalry pieces in this color. Why are the Carthaginians the same color?
While I think this is explained somewhere in the first few sections, each Legion - think Brigade - contains 10 infantry cohorts (or units) - made up of 4 types of legionary infantry in these days, based on what their job was (e,g., velites) - all the ones with that legions "name" on them. An "Alae" Legion is the companion of the actual Roman legion, or "allied" legion, made up of non-citizens (mostly). Each legion also has attached cavalry, the Alae usually having more cavalry than their Roman counterparts.
Hope that helps . . .