|The Auxilia look keen to make the pretender from the east pay a heavy price.|
Following on from last weeks games we decided to play an historical battle on Guido's urging. The game chose was the Battle of Cibalae fought in 314AD between the two Roman Emperors at the time: Constantine and Licinius.
|The excellent Command and Colours map of the battle|
Peter (Guido) has tried for many years to get the lads to take up playing Command and Colours at the club however simply replacing the blocks for actual wargames figures. We can say that his endeavours have had limited success. However he has always espoused the wonderful resource for battles that the C & C provides. Since Late Romans were in abundance at the club we decided to have a two a side battle to see how we all fared.
|Guidos command looks at an extended line of Light Cavalry and Auxilia|
|We were a bit short of Roman LC so Steven's Huns had to stand in!|
|The Romans in the centre look reasonably well deployed and confident|
|Love this unit of Steve's - Wargames Foundry with a couple of Gripping Beast thrown in as well.|
|Martin's lovely Gripping Beast Romans which have lain dormant for years. Now out twice in a fortnight!|
|Need to finish the bases of my Roman light infantry with bow|
|Some intricate and fortunate manoeuvring finds my cavalry well positioned early in the piece|
|Some excellent evading and counter-charging sees Constantine's cavalry in a superior position on the right as|
indeed they were in the original battle.
|The legio in the foreground is part of a small reserve that has seen an opportunity to exploit the centre|
|Huns lay on the flank but drawing 1's on your chits will do that to you!|
|Some unfortunately positioned light cavalry get enveloped|
|The only thing better than activating on two successive 10's...|
|...is doing it to follow up combat whilst on the lank of a weak enemy. Sorry lads.|
|The Roman lance armed Equites now dispatch the enemy legio and see the camp undefended.|
|The centre of Constantine's forces press forward to attempt to hammer home the advantage|
|A view from the lines Licinius|
|Three Victory Medals are only a grid away|
|Guido refuses the flank beautifully on Constantine's left to help anchor the battle lines.|
Once again we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the battle, the game and each others company tremendously.
Another game next week where the Sassanids may get a nice outing against the Romans this time.