The armies were as follows:
|GENERALS||+1||X||14||X||+ OR - 1 OR 0||X||1+8||X|
|HANNIBAL||+1||X||14||X||+ OR - 2,1,OR 0||10||1||10|
|GENERALS||+1||X||14||X||+ OR - 1 OR 0||X||8||X|
The Romans were given the option of how many of their eight cavalry units they would deploy on each flank with some restrictions. They were required to place two on each flank with the remaining four as they chose. They elected to have four cavalry units on each flank. The Carthaginians deployed all their Gallic cavalry on their left flank, all the Numidian cavalry on their right, and sent all the Spanish cavalry on an off table flanking move.
Initial deployment. Romans on right. Carthage on left
View from the opposite end
View from Carthage side. Spanish infantry on right African infantry in the middle, Gauls on left, skirmishers in front.
Behind Roman lines. Two combined Consular armies in standard Roman deployment
Carthaginian commanders. Steve (Hannibal) at the front and his son Matt at the back..
Roman commanders.By turn two both armies were engaged in combat. Instead of using their elephants to disrupt and chase off the Roman cavalry and then turning in on the Roman infantry with their cavalry the elephants ended up fighting the Roman infantry and the cavalry became tied down fighting the opposing horse.
On turn three the Spanish cavalry arrived on the Roman left flank behind the Roman lines. With their flanks in jeopardy the Romans shifted their velites to protect the flanks of the heavier infantry.
Other end of the battlefield. Roman cavalry has fallen back evading contact
Eventually the Roman infantry were able to cut their way through the opposing infantry center. At this point Carthage conceded and the game was called at 12:06 PM. Actual play had started after 9:00 following an explanation of the game mechanics.
Fighting continues as casualties increase along the line
Gauls are held up
Velites shift to protect flanks of the main battle line
Right end of Carthage infantry routs. Soon to be followed by the rest of the infantry.
The Roman army is all Rapier Miniatures figures and is just over 2000 figures. The Carthaginians are mix of Irregular, Baccus, H&R, and Rapier. and is also about 2000 figures.