The Romans came out of hiding- (as readers of the blog would know, my record with my Republican Romans has been pretty appalling) to fight my Macedonians, parading as a Early Seleucid army.
Romans: Lochlainn and myself.
Seleucids: Richard, Phil and Paul. ( Ross was advisor in chief)
Two well matched armies with elephants, good infantry but the Romans were completely outnumbered in cavalry.
|The Romans in line: Looking good lads!|
Holding the Roman left back- Lochlainn led the right out quickly as I did with the center. Our opponents moved just as fast- we had to avoid getting smashed on our left as that was where the bulk of the Seleucid cavalry was ( I had no cavalry there!). The battle had to be decided, from our perspective, either in the centre or our right.
|The Roman Line|
A very tense, action filled game- thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks lads.
|The Macedonian Phalanx|
|The Seleucid Phalanx.|
|The Seleucid cavalry- on their right flank- commanded by Phil. Facing them I had some skirmishers, some Spanish light infantry and one unit of Triarii.|
|The Romans moving fast to contact.|
|Love this photo- Main battle lines moving in.|
|Seleucid Skythians- Phil had them shooting throughout the game at my infantry on my left flank. Naturally I couldn't catch the b*stards.|
|Triarii - waiting and watching|
|The Roman right- elephants and cavalry|
|The Velites fall back as the Hastati go in- backed up by the Princeps|
|The Roman left: I was holding on as the Seleucid cavalry came bearing down on me.|
|Phil throws the Seleucid cavalry against the Triarii and Princeps|
|The Center; The Roman commander is in the thick of it!|
|The center: The Maniples fighting the phalanx|
|The Roman Right flank- Seleucid Left- Nothing left!!! Everyone is either dead or fleeing, Lochlainn's commander and his elephant holds the field.|
|The Roman left Flank: Phil's cavalry had pinned down my flank for most of the battle and when he finally charged in, I managed to hold him- but only just.|