Since we only have one army, we decided to split the Carthaginians in half and play a scenario that saw a small group of Libyan, Spanish and Numidian allies angry about not receiving their pay from the Barcids. To take matters in their own hands they foolishly decided to attack a nearby Carthaginian camp in hopes of securing some treasure.
It was a very straightforward game as I was teaching Maxwell the rules. He particularly enjoyed playing the part of the leader of the rebel band and shouting commands to each unit and then threatening them with terrible consequences when his orders were not followed!
The Numidian light cavalry saw their first action on the field and were the heroes of the day as they were able to push the Carthaginian formed cavalry entirely off the field. Their swiftness and agility, which allows them within the rules to move out of combat, is a huge asset and I'm looking forward to trying them against the stubborn Romans.
It was a very fun afternoon. Please enjoy these photos of the game:
|The enemy commander Maxwell prepares the battle lines.|
|The mercenaries had control of a Carthaginian elephant.|
|Skirmishers prepare to engage.|
|The commander of the unhappy mercenaries looking for their pay.|
|The moment just prior to the lines clashing.|
|The Carthaginian elite guard races to secure the flank.|
|Lines separate and small fights break-out across he field.|
|The Numidians are released to engage the enemy.|
|Loyal veterans assaulted by the Spanish and a large elephant.|