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004 Ticinus River (218 BC) Print E-mail
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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY 44.3 %
Total Plays 122 - Last played by Jerjinski on 2014-07-06
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11

May

2008

Ticinus River 218 BC

* Carthaginians vs Romans

Historical Background
Hannibal has completed his epic march across the Alps, but has lost fully half of his soldiers in doing so. The Consul in Southern Gaul, Publius Scipio, has shadowed Hannibal’s advance following the coastal route. He intercepts Hannibal in Northern Italy as he is rebuilding his army with Gallic recruits. Neither commander is willing to bring on general battle, but Scipio does advance his light troops and cavalry, unaware of how much better the Carthaginian cavalry was than his own. Hannibal counters with his cavalry, including the fearsome Numidian light horse. Hannibal gives Scipio a tactics lesson. His heavy cavalry smashes into the light infantry, drawing the Roman cavalry into the fight. At that point, the Numidians hit both flanks, driving off the disorganized surviving cavalry, wounding Publius Scipio in the process. One capable Roman now knew how formidable Hannibal’s army was. Unfortunately, three other inept Roman Consuls would lose thousands of Roman soldiers at The Trebbia, Lake Trasimenus, and Cannae because they failed to heed the warnings.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

 

War Council

Army: Carthagian
Leader: Hannibal
5 Command Cards
Move First

Army: Roman
Leader: Publius Scipio
4 Command Cards

Victory
6 Banners

Special Rules
Ticinus River is not fordable.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:43
 
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Posted: 4 months, 1 week ago by Grondhammar #1600
Lopsided Roman victory, 6-2. I was Roman. My opponent first charged into both left and right flanks with light cav, but both were repulsed quickly (routes on battle back). He then went straight up the middle with his heavy cav. I had saved a n "Order Medium Units" and kept my cav back until then, but charge in. Due to two very lucky die rolls, I wiped out two of his heavy cav units in one turn and drove one other back to behind the Carthaginian lines. Scrappy ending but a surprisingly comfortable victory in the end.
Posted: 8 months, 4 weeks ago by Pilum of the Penguin #1548
Carthaginian Victory 6-5

Won by Heavy Cavalry rolling four dice against a pinioned Light Infantry and needing to cause 4 hits (with a flag generating two). Heavy Cavalry probably eliminated in the next turn if it fails in its roll.
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago by Pilum of the Penguin #1544
(Solo)

Carthaginian Victory 6-5
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago by kostas63 #1401
First Game: Carthaginian Victory 6-4
Second Game: Carthaginian Victory 6-1
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago by Stonewall #946
Just played the scenario twice with a friend. The Romans won both times: 6-5 and 6-4. The Carthaginian Light Cavalry are very weak and even the Carthaginian Heavy Cavalry are inferior to the excellent Roman Medium Cavalry. With the greater speed of the Medium Cavalry, they can strike first versus the Carthaginian Heavy Cavalry, and with a leader present and the ability to momentum advance, they can wreak havoc.

Joe
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago by Anduril #944
An easy victory for the Carthaginians, with all the work done by the right flank. The light cavalry advanced quickly enough to push the medium cavalry back against the edge of the board, eliminating three units, then turned on the light infantry and quickly overwhelmed the rightmost three, all while losing only one unit of light cavalry with two others damaged.

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