The advance of the phalanx however did not happen so myself and Peter decided to take the battle to them. Probably a bad move on our behalf as we were going to have to cross that broken ground. Well at first the battle would go our way. Our light infantry and velites charged, speared and shot away most of Terry's skirmishers, thus leaving our troops to advance unhindered by these pesky peltasts.. Then our elephants on the far right flank drove back the some units of enemy light cavalry. It was looking to be a great day and a repeat of history - would Paullus win again?
No it did not look to good when on the very next turn Perseus and his companion cavalry rode over our strongest unit of cavalry, plus kill the pro-consul riding with them, and in just foul swoop our flank was exposed. Could we stop this flank attack or was the battle now lost? That I can not tell you as like the last game we have yet to finish it - sorry. I guess one of the best things about having a large house and an understanding wife is that as long as things do not get in the way, you can leave the game set up for a few days or even weeks - yippee. So the rest of our game will hopefully be played next weekend or just after.
Crusader Repulican Roman cavalry painted by Leroy Simpson and also the unit which ran from Perseus.