Right Wing (Simon and Graham commanding): two units of eight Numidian light horse, one behind the other; two units of twelve Citizen Medium Cavalry; 24 Celtiberians; and in reserve a unit of twelve Punic aristocrats, elite heavy cavalry. Eight javelin-armed skirmishers are out front.
Centre (Paul): a large unit of four elephants in column; 24 Punic heavy spearmen, in depth; 24 Celtiberians, and in reserve another 24 Punic heavy foot, this time set up wide. Two units of eight javelinmen as a skirmish screen.
Left Wing (Gordon): 48 Scutarii; two units of 48 African Medium Spearmen in columns; twelve Caetrati facing the rough; and two units of eight slingers out front.
Scipio's troops have come straight from their successful Iberian campaign, and are bolstered by Numidian light horse. The Latins are in white, just to differentiate them. From the left as you see it:
Left wing and centre left (Dougie): eight Numidian Light Cavalry; eighteen heavy Latin cavalry; 18 heavy Latin cavalry; 24 Latin Triarii in column, taken from the two Latin legions and brigaded together; and the 1st Latin legion, comprising eight Velites, 24 Hastati and 24 Principes. He also has ten Cretan archers.
Centre (Dave): the 2nd Latin legion,comprising eight Velites, 24 Hastati and 24 Principes; and the 1st Roman legion, made up of eight Velites, 24 Hastati, 24 Principes and 12 Triarii.
Centre right and right wing (me): the 2nd Roman legion, of eight Velites, 24 Hastati, 24 Principes and 12 Triarii; two units of 8 Numidian light horse; and ten Balearic slingers.
The Romans have set up so as to maximise their cavalry on the open left wing, supported by the brigade of Latin Triarii if necessary. Their right has no intention of going anywhere near all that rough. The Carthaginians are obviously hoping to win by punching with their left.
Lighting at the club is now truly terrible, so I didn't even attempt to take any photos. Instead, I'm going to do something I haven't done for a long time, and use Battle Chronicler maps to explain the action. I hope it's clear; I wanted some way to record this battle, because of its importance for the campaign, so here goes...
So the 2nd Punic War ends in a Roman triumph, with Carthage humbled and out of the game (unless there is a rebellion later on). We rolled for the next turn, and Greece has rebelled from Macedonian control. Maybe they're hoping for some help from the western barbarians in red. Next up is another Successors bash between the Ptolemies and the Macedonians. But before that happens, I want to finish my command bases for Hastings and try that again. More anon!