Gauls vs Carthaginians
Gauls vs Carthaginians (1750 points)
Hannibal looks out over the landscape. “Amazing finding this large flat area in the middle of the alps” he thinks to himself “Even stranger is the rich yellow colour of the snow cause by jet winds blowing from the Gobi Desert and dumping their load of sand here”.
The entire Carthaginian
army moves forward. Braneus manages to maintain discipline in the
center and keep his men from rushing forward. The left flank moves to
take the totem on the hill while the right flank rushes impetuously
Lots of shooting on the
left flank as the tribesmen chase the Caetrati off the hill while the
light chariots break the Numidian LC by missile fire. The
phalanxes continue to advance on the Gauls while and the slingers have
an ineffectual missile battle. On
the right the fanatics chase off the Spanish cavalry and spend the
rest of the battle running them off the battlefield. The Shaman led
warriors (rolling 100% hits) break the Spanish Scutarii.
On the left, the
Caetrati javelinmen charge the tribesmen and a long and bloody combat
ensures. The chariots continue their journey around the elephants.
The center edge closer together as the slingers continue to shoot
rather poorly. The right heats up as the Shaman incites the
warriors sufficiently to rout the Carthaginian heavy cavalry off the
battlefield. The Spanish Scutarii rally to protect the flank.
Turn 5 and 6
On the left, the Caetrati break the tribesmen and take back the hill! The chariots finally get round the elephants and march towards the center rear of the Carthaginian army. The Gauls in the center begin an attempt to outflank the phalanxes. On the right the fanatics finally see off the Spanish cavalry. The Shaman led warriors again defeat the rallied Spanish Scutarii.
Seeing the flanks fall, Hannibal withdraws his vanguard to return another day with a larger army (2000 pts).
Report by Ancients Nut: Boon