Roman Republican Army
The Carthaginian Army
Carthage fielded 1x Veteran infantry unit, 1 x Italian infantry unit, 1 x Celtiberian Scutarii unit, 1 x Gallic Veteran unit, 4 x Gallic Warrior units, 2 x skirmisher units, 1 x Balearic slinger unit, 3 x Elephants (more then allowed but wanted to make the game a little more interesting), 1 x Gallic Noble cavalry unit and 1 x Punic Heavy cavalry unit.
A Gallic warband with a elephant in support prepares to charge, while the Italian Infantry clash (and later get destroyed) with a Hastatus unit.
With the Carthaginian army looking so fierce and having won the imitative, our Gallic allies, almost to the unit failed to hold their ground and surged forward. This in turn forced the rest of our non-warband units to move forward with them. However we never really had a plan on our side and were just keen to get to grips with the Romans and spill a little blood.
Roman and Carthaginian cavalry units charge in - this was one of our only victories.
This however was not the net result as we were up against a veteran of many a battles - Andrew Parr. He unlike us had a well though out plan and we fell for the trap.
A&A Miniatures Carthaginian Command stand (figures painted by Leroy Simpson)
The Roman line advances
Our forces ended up being split in two and to true form he destroyed our units one after the other, our elephants were non-effective and our General ran. So in the end it was the Romans who split our blood and I think we only destroyed one of his units - what a slaughter.
A&A Carthaginian Heavy cavalry (shields and figures hand painted by Leroy)
A&A Miniatures Spanish allied troops
1st Corps Raw Hastati