Just a short report about the latest battle in our Empire campaign. Gordon brought the figures back this evening and filled me in on what happened. Essentially, it seems as though as consul of the day he placed the attacking Roman army slightly offset to one side. Rather than deploy symmetrically, they put all of their cavalry on the flank nearest the mass of the legions, and all the Italian auxiliaries on the other flank to fend off attacking Carthaginian horse for as long as possible. He also reduced the Italians to Militia Grade and uprated the Latin Principes to heavy infantry. Apparently, the assault almost worked. Indeed, the Romans broke the Carthaginians just before their own army reached its breakpoint in the same turn.
So the result is the same as last time: a draw, although in mirror image to what happened in Magna Graecia. Next week is the first club meeting of the month, so the usual multi-player extravaganza takes precedence. We will resume the campaign the week after, as the Macedonians crunch their way into Persia itself. Will Persepolis burn again?
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