- Cavalry right wing. Three units of 8 Numidians, one unit of 12 Gallic Medium Horse and one unit of 12 Punic Heavy Cavalry. 8 Slingers out front. Paul in command.
- Infantry centre. Two Gallic Warbands of 24 figures deployed shallow, followed up by two units of 24 Spanish, also shallow. Next in is a unit of 24 Punic heavy infantry in 3 ranks. Ready to move onto the hill are two units of 24 Libyan medium infantry, again in three ranks. Held back at the end of the line is the Sacred Band: 16 elite heavy infantry. Large numbers of skirmish javelinmen are spread across the front (six units, each of 8 figures). Gordon in command.
- Cavalry left wing. Same composition as the right wing, although deployed slightly differently. These guys also have an extra unit of 8 javelin skirmishers. Simon in command.
- Left wing command (Marco). A unit of 8 Italian light horse; 18 Latin Equites; and 24 Italian foot. 12 Cretan archers out front. The gaps between the units are deliberate - units test if they see heavy-ish friendlies routing within 4".
- Centre (Billy). The usual four legions, two Latin and two Roman. Each comprises 10 Velites; 16 Heavy Hastati; 16 Heavy Principes with pila; and 8 Elite Triarii.
- Me on the right: pretty much the same as Marco.
|The shot above is taken from my position on the Roman right. It shows the relative positions of the rest of the field as the armies advance.|
|This is what comes thundering over the hill towards me.|
|On our far left flank, Marco's troops also feel somewhat outnumbered.|
|Marco angles his Italian infantry to try to hold off the enemy from the flanks of the legions for as long as possible. Billy sends Latin Triarii wide to help out.|
|On our left, Marco has his work cut out. His Italians are facing the Gauls and there are plenty of reinforcements to wade in if the Gauls don't do the job.|
|Our centre left is now under extreme pressure. The Latin Hastati have been wiped out, and it looks as though the Italians are going to follow suit.|
|As indeed happens. Somehow, though, Marco's Latin Equites have managed to hold up almost the entire enemy cavalry force, so they won't be able to exploit for a while.|
|Marco's troops have finally given their all, and the Punic heavies start to move into the centre to flank the legions.|
|But it's not all over yet. The central legions are beginning to overwhelm the enemy centre. Romans are good at this.|
|At our centre right, the Carthaginians throw their troops forward before my Italians can join in. You can just see them at the extreme right of the shot above.|
|The central Romans crush the enemy to their front. Three enemy units, including the Sacred Band, are destroyed in one turn.|