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Adys - 256 BC

Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background Following the Battle of Agrigentum, the Carthaginian leaders deceided to avoid pitched battles and instead fall back on fortified posts, while harassing the Romans with their fleet and guerrilla raids. The focus of the war shifted to Romes succesful struggle to wrest naval supremac from Carthage, !"#$!"% BC. &ith the seas clearof the 'unic nav , the consul (aius Attilius Regulus landed in Africa with a small arm of )%,### infantr and %## cavalr in !%". *n the emergenc , Carthage called out her seldom used civic levies under two generals, +asdrubal +anno and Bostar. These generals assembled about )#,### militia foot, along with about ),%## cavlar and some elephants. The council also recalled +amilcar from ,icil with %,%## crack mercenaries. The 'unic arm advanced to meet the Romans ata Ad s. The Carthaginians, hesitant to face the legions on the plain, encamped in rough,hill terrain. Boldl , Regulus launched a dawn assault on the 'unic camp from two sides. The 'unic cavalr and elephants were unable to engage effectivel , but +amilcar led his mercenaries in a vigorous counter$attack. The mercenaries drove back one legion, but were then caught in the flank and cut down in a fierce struggle. The Romans then routed the 'unic militia and overran their camp. Carthage sued for peace. Regulus offered terms that were impossibl harsh, prompting Carhage to renew the struggle. A ,partan mercenar captain, .anthipus, was hired and Cartage fought on. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +asdrubal +anno ! Command Cards 1 Roman Arm /eader0 Regulus % Command Cards 2ove First Victory % Banners Special Rules A Roman unit that captures 3occupies4 a camp he5 counts as a victor banner for the Roman pla er. As long as the Roman unit remains on the camp he5, it conttnues to count toward the Roman vicior . *f the unit moves off or is eliminated, it no longer counts. 314 The Carthaginian pla er starts with ! Command cards. 6n turn ) pla one card, draw ! cards. Carthaginian pla er now holds 7 Command cards. 6n turn ! pla ) card, draw ! cards. Carthaginian pla er now holds 8 Command cards. 6n turn 7 pla ) card, draw ) card. Carthaginian pla er hand si9e sta s at 8 Command cards for the rest of the battle.

Agrigentum - 262 BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background The First 'unic &ar began when Rome decided to invade ,icil in !"8. Chartage, unprepared, scrambled to raise an arm under +annibal (isgo. B !"! +annibal arrived with an advance force at Agrigentum, but the Roman consuls /ucius 'ostumius 2egellus and :uintus 2amilius ;itulus made a preemptive strike and placed him under siege. 2onths later, Carthage dispatched a relief arm of 7#,### foot and 8,%## horse and "# elephants under +anno the <lder. 2egellus and ;itulus detached about a =uarter of their arm to guard +annibal, and brought the remaining 7%,### foot and 7,### horse onto the field. +anno organi9ed his arm with his mercenaries in the van, his elephants in a second lines and his African levies in a third. As the armies clashed the mercenaries fought fiercel at first, but eventuall buckled. As the routed in the line of elephants, all hell broke loose. The elephants were caught in the pandemonium, and began to rampage in all directions. The third Carthaginian line was thrown in confusion, but rallied to resist the advancing legions. After more hard fighting, the 'unic arm broke. The largest battle of the First 'unic &ar had ended in a decisive Roman victor , but ironicall +annibals arm was able to escape. Roman losses in the battle and the siege were so heav that 2egellus and ;itulus were denied a triumph, despite their victor . The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +anno the <lder % Command Cards 2ove First Roman Arm /eader0 2egellus, ;itulus % Command Cards Victory > Banners

!"#S - 255 BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background ?Contrar to Roman habit and good @udgement, Regulus allowed .anthippus to attack. This the ,partan did with a will, first pro@ecting his own horse against the Roman. From the line of elephants, pushed forward at the same time, the Roman velites =uickl retired, falling back through the intervals of the legion, which meanwhile advanced to counter the impending blow. The elephants on the Carthaginian right, in their forward movement, had edged to the center, and left a gap between their right and the Carthaginian cavalr . Through this the three legionar columns of the Roman left pushed their wa and threw back the ... mercenaries in confusionA but other columns striking the line of elephants, made no headwa , and with much wavering lost the crispness of their alignment. The Carthaginian horse, having b its superior numbers =uickl dispersed the Roman cavalr , now fell upon the legions in flank. The centre legionar columns fought their wa through the elephants and stoutl attacked the phalan5, where all fell with faces to the frontA but the Carthaginian cavalr prevented the others from following their lead. The were placed on the defensive0 the formed a sort of s=uare to protect themselves, but were surrounded and cut to pieces. Regulus and five hundred men were captured. 6nl the three legionar columns of the left escaped, some two thousand strong.? $ from T.A. BodgeCs )DE) masterwork +annibal, p. )7# The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Roman Arm /eader0 Regulus Take 8 Command cards. Carthaginian Arm /eader0 .anthippus Take % Command cards. 2ove First. ;ictor " Banners

Bagradas 25% BC
& Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background The Romans are on the verge of defeating Carthage and ending the First 'unic &ar. Regulus and a veteran Roman arm have landed in Africa, and though woefull short of cavalr , have defeated several Carthaginian forces. Besperate, the Carthaginians turned to an otherwise unemplo ed (reek general, .anthippus. &hile not on a par with Ale5ander the (reat, .anthippus at least knew how to train and command an arm , and that was enough. The Carthaginian arm marched into the Bagradas ;alle , and Regulus, confident of et another victor , offered battle. *t was to prove a costl mistake for him. The Carthaginian cavalr and elephants routed the Roman cavalr , and then turned on the flanks and rear of the Roman arm , now full engaged with the Carthaginian infantr . The Roman arm disintegrated. Those who survived told of the horror of being overrun b elephants and cavalr . This Carthaginian victor prolonged the war. *t took several ears before an Roman arm would stand and fight against elephants. The larger lessonF proper emplo ment of a combined arms arm over a largel infantr arm resulting in victor Fwas lost on the Romans. The had to re$learn it at the Trebbia, /ake Trasimenus and Cannae. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 .anthippus " Command Cards 2ove First Arm 0 Roman /eader0 Regulus 8 Command Cards ;ictor > Banners Special Rules
,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

'anormus - 25( BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background Following the disaster at Bagradas onl a few hundred of Regulusmen ever made it back to Rome. But the were enough to spread the horrible stories of being trampled b elephants, and cut down b cavalr . Bespite his defeat at Ad s, +asdrubal +anno was placed in the command of the main Carthaginian and from !%8$!%! was occupied suppressing a /ib an revolt. *n !%), +asdrubal took his veteran arm to ,icil and massed !%,### men and )8# elephants. The Romans now avoided pitched battles, for fear of elephants and cavalr . *n Gune of !%# +asdrubal advanced against the consular arm of Caecilius 2etellus at 'anormus. 2etellus set a trap for the elephants. +e built a trench before the cit , stocked with a large suppl of missiles. 2etellus sent out his velites to goad +asdrubals elephants, and then retreat with apparent panic to the trench. The 'unic arm pursued in disorder, sensing an eas victor . As the elephants approached the trench, 2etellus launched a massive missile barrage against them. The war elephants recoiled in terror, and rampaged through +asdrubals Arm . 2etellus /egionnaires sallied out from the cit , and routed the shaken 'unic arm . Hearl all the elephants were captured and later slaughtered in tthe circus to entertain the crowds in Rome. The battle of 'anormus was the last ma@or land battle of the war. ,even ears later, the Romans won the battle of the Aegates and ended the !8$ ear war. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +asdrubal +anno % Command Cards Roman Arm /eader0 2etellus % Command Cards 2ove First Victory " Banners

Cissa - 2)* BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background As the ,econd 'unic &ar began 3!)D BC4, +annibal first con=uered northern ,pain. Before heading to *tal , he left his brother +asdrubal with about )%,### men in southern ,pain and +anno with )),### men in the north. The consul 'ublius ,cipio had been assigned an arm of !8,### with which to invade ,pain and defeat +annibal. +owever, when ,cipio arrived at 2assilia, he vvas shocked to discover +annibalCs arm vvas headed to the Alps. 'ublius returned to defend *tal , but he sent his arm on to ,pain under his elder brother (naeus. The Romans were not e5pected so late in the ear, and =uickl overran northern ,pain and then advanced on +annoCs camp at Cissa. +anno had been reinforced with a few thousand *llergete warriors under *ndibilis. Although stili heavil outnumbered, +anno decided to occup a strong position on high ground rather than retreat to @oin +asdrubal. (naeus ,cipio did not hesitate and charged his arm up the heights in a frontal assault. The fighting was brutal, but the outnumbered Carthaginians were eventuall driven off the heights in flight. Reportedl , Carthage lost ",### killed and !,### captured, including both +anno and *ndibilis. Bespite suffering heav losses, the Romans had the victor . The Romans had established a foothold in ,pain. *ndibilis was later released, an act of clemenc (naeus ,cipio soon carne to regret. 'ublius finall arrived a ear later, bringing a third legion of D,### reinforcements. <ach of the ,cipio brothers could now command his own arm in ,pain. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +anno 8 Command Cards Roman Arm /eader0 (naeus ,cipio % Command Cards 2ove first Victory " Banners ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

icinus River 2)* BC


& Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background +annibal has completed his epic march across the Alps, but has lost full half of his soldiers in doing so. The Consul in ,outhern (aul, 'ublius ,cipio, has shadowed +annibals advance following the coastal route. +e intercepts +annibal in Horthern *tal as he is rebuilding his arm with (allic recruits. Heither commander is willing to bring on general battle, but ,cipio does advance his light troops and cavalr , unaware of how much better the Carthaginian cavalr was than his own. +annibal counters with his cavalr , including the fearsome Humidian light horse. +annibal gives ,cipio a tactics lesson. +is heav cavalr smashes into the light infantr , drawing the Roman cavalr into the fight. At that point, the Humidians hit both flanks, driving off the disorgani9ed surviving cavalr , wounding 'ublius ,cipio in the process. 6ne capable Roman now knew how formidable +annibals arm was. Infortunatel , three other inept Roman Consuls would lose thousands of Roman soldiers at The Trebbia, /ake Trasimenus, and Cannae because the failed to heed the warnings. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +annibal % Command Cards 2ove First Arm 0 Roman /eader0 'ublius ,cipio 8 Command Cards ;ictor " Banners Special Rules Ticinus River is not fordable. ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

re++ia 2)* BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background After the battle at the Ticinus River, +annibal soon faced an entire Roman arm under the Consul ,empronius. As vain as he was inept, ,empronius wanted a victor to finish our his ear as Consul. +e took no cautionar advise from the wounded 'ublius ,cipio, but instead sent his arm , cold and hungr , through the ic waters of the Trebbia to engage +annibalCs arm on the far side. +annibal had prepared the first of man traps for unwar Romans $ he had placed his brother 2ago and a picked force of cavalr and infantr out of sight in a ravine. The Romans did not discover them as the passed b . Bespite their cold and hunger, the Roman infantr was doing well against +annibalCs main line. Then twin disaster struck. 2agoCs detachment emerged from hiding and struck the Romans from behind, and the weather turned markedl colder. Assailed from two sides, and now literall free9ing to death, the Romans broke. 2an died tr ing to recross the Trebbia. ,emproniusCs arm of two double legions was effectivel destro ed. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +annibal % Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 ,empronius % Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor > Banners Special Rules The River Trebbia is fordable. 2ogoCs ambush ma be ordered b pla ing a C/eadershipC card after the Carthaginian first turn. C*nspired /eadershipC force enters in the section as noted, C/eadership An ,ectionC the force enters in the section of Carthaginian pla erCs choice. <ach of 2ogoCs three units, ) medium cavalr and the ! medium warriors, are set onto a baseline he5 on the Roman side of the battlefield. 2ogo ma be placed with an of these units. This set on counts as the first he5 of movement for a unit this turn. ,hould these units have to retreat, the must retreat toward the Carthaginian side of the battlefield. ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

,ake rasimenus 2)- BC


& Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background 2uch of +annibals JgeniusK for warfare la in his abilit to take the measure of his opponents abilities and intentions. +is opponent in !)> BC was Roman Consul (aius Flaminius, a vain and incompetent patrician. Armed with this knowledge, +annibal determined to set a trap for his opponent b ravaging the countr side to spur Flaminius to action. True to form, Flaminius rushed headlong into pursuit of +annibal, marching his arm through the narrow defile ne5t to /ake Trasimenus where +annibals arm la in wait. +annibal posted his veteran infantr as a blocking force, hiding his light infantr and cavalr in the hills. As the da of battle dawned, a heav mist covered the area L Flaminius further aided +annibals plans b neglecting to send out scouts. The Roman vanguard stumbled into the Carthaginian blocking force, and the battle was @oined. Almost immediatel the ambushing Carthaginians descended from the hills and fell on the Roman column before the soldiers had enough time to deplo . Flaminius died earl in the fightingA more than half of his arm died along with him, either in the desperate fighting or drowning tr ing to escape. *t was noteworth that the onl portion of Flaminiuss arm to escape intact was the vanguard L those soldiers fought their wa through +annibals best infantr to do it. *t surel was not through lack of braver that the Roman arm met disaster at /ake Trasimenus. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Special Rules
/ake Trasimenus is impassable. The four steep hills he5es on the right side of the battlefield as noted, are impassable terrain. The Roman pla er starts with ! command cards. 6n turn ) pla one card, draw two cards. Roman pla er now holds 7 command cards. 6n turn ! pla one card, draw two cards. Roman pla er now holds 8 command cards. 6n turn 7 pla one card, draw one card. Roman pla er hand si9e sta s at 8 command cards for the rest of the battle.

$ar Council
Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +annibal " Command Cards 2ove First Arm 0 Roman /eader0 Flaminius !1 Command Cards ;ictor " Banners Special Rules
,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

!m+ria - 2)- BC
Carthaginian vs Roman
Historical Background <ven as one Roman arm under Flaminius was being butchered b +annibals troops at /ake Trasimenus in !)> BC, his colleague (naeus ,ervilius (eminus was racing to reinforce his fellow consul. ,ervilius (eminus hoped to trap +annibal between the two Roman armies. And since speed was of the essence, he sent the propraetor (aius Centenius ahead with all his mounted forces. This bod numbered 8,### horsemen $ "## Romans, ),D## *talians and ),"## allied Cenomani (auls. +annibals scouts spotted the approaching column, and he dispatched his marshal 2aharbal with about 8,### light infantr and 7,### cavalr to intercept the Roman troopers. ,omewhere in Imbria, 2aharbal chose an advantageous site for an ambush and posted his light foot troops in concealed positions. Centenius approached with great haste and little caution. The Carthaginians launched a missile barrage, and followed with a sudden cavalr charge. +alf the Roman force was slain in the initial onslaught, and the remainder were driven back to a barren hill. 2aharbal =uickl surrounded the fugitives and forced their surrender. The Carthaginian victor was complete. &ithout cavalr , ,ervilius (eminus arm was crippled, and the +annibalCs 'unic marauders were free to pillage *tal without interference. *n Rome, the elder statesman :uintus Fabius 2a5imus was elected as Bictator, to begin his polic of dela and avoidance of battle $ JFabian Tactics.K The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

$ar Council
Carthaginian Arm /eader0 2aharbal " Command Cards 2ove First Roman Arm /eader0 (aius Centenius !1M8 Command Cards ;ictor % Banners Special Rules The Roman pla er starts with two command cards. 6n turn ) pla one card, draw two cards. Roman pla er now holds three command cards. 6n turn ! pla one card, draw two cards. Roman pla er now holds four command cards. Roman pla er hand si9e sta s at four command cards for the rest of the battle. $$$ Republican /egions

.#R/"0!1 - 2)- BC
Carthaginian vs Roman
Historical Background Following the Roman defeats at Ticinus, Trebbia, Trasimene and Imbria, the ,enate elected :uintus Fabius 2a5imus as Bictator in command of all Roman Forces. Fabius followed a strateg of avoiding open battle with +annibal so as to prevent an more disasters. But with +annibal freel roaming *tal , con=uering and plundering as he went, the Romans called Fabius back to Rome to e5plain himself. *n his absence his 2aster of +orse 2arcus 2inucius Rufus initiated a successful skirmish action against +annibalCs arm as it foraged around the town of (eronium. <cstatic with this minor victor in a sea of defeat the Romans took the unprecedented step of appointing 2inucius as a co$dictator with Fabius. Fabius and 2inucius did not get along and so the split the arm in half. <ach man recieved ! legions and associated allies and each camped seperatel near +annibal at (eronium. +annibal, seeing the Roman split and aware of the eagerness of 2inucius for action, set a trap for him. There was a low ridge in the plain between the camps and +annibal posted his light infantr there in full view of the Romans. Around the ridge the ground had man dips and hollows and in these +annibal concealed %,### infantr and %## cavalr with orders onl to emerge when the Romans were committed to action on the ridge. As e5pected 2inucius took the bait and advanced on the ridge with his arm . +annibal responded b moving his own arm forward in support. &hen 2inucius was full engaged the hidden troops attacked the Roman rear where the were @oined b Humidian cavalr . 2inucius was now in dire straits, but Fabius had been observing the action and his arm was read . Fabius attacked the encircling Carthaginians, and seeing that the would be trapped between two Roman forces the fled leaving the battered arm of 2inucius to escape. Both sides now retired to their respective camps. The Romans should have learnt their lesson that the could not at this stage beat +annibal in the field. The did not. For the following earCs campaign the raised an enormous arm of appro5imatel D#,### men and committed them to the catastrophe at Cannae. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

$ar Council
Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +annibal Barca Take " Command cards. Roman Arm /eader0 Fabius 2a5imus and 2inucius Rufus Take % Command cards. 2ove first ;ictor D Banners The Carthaginian pla er wins automaticall if a Roman unit has not ended its turn on a hill he5 within the first D Roman turns. Special Rules The Carthaginian light cavalr units 3Humidians4 ma ignore ) crossed sword and ) retreat bannner.

A unit scores ) victor banner while it occupies a hill he5. The banner is lost if the unit is no longer on the hill. The Carthaginian pla er therefore begins the game with 8 victor banners. +annibal and the Carthaginian units on the * he5row ma not be attacked or odered until a turn ends with a Roman unit on a hill he5 or on a he5 of he5rows (, + or *. The Carthaginian pla er must declare an ambush at the start of hisMher turn within 7 Carthaginian turns after +annibal is able to be ordered. 6nce the ambush is declared the Carthaginian pla er places ! medium infantr units, a medium cavalr unit and a leader 32ago4, attached to one of the units, in an vacant he5es 3not ad@acent to each other4 within ! he5es of, but not on, a hill he5. *f the ambush is not declared within the specified time, or an units canCt be placed, the un$ placed units are eliminated. Fabius and the D units around him ma not be ordered or attacked until either after the ambush is declared or the 7rd Roman turn after +annibal is capable of being ordered, whichever occurs first. Nou ma wish to use red or purple Roman blocks for these units..

Cannae 2)6 BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background How, full aware of the threat posed b +annibal, the Romans assembled a trul large arm , perhaps up to D#,### strong, led b two consuls and two pro$consuls. Infortunatel , on the da of battle, the incompetent consul ;arrus held command and determined to attack +annibal, who had posted his arm in a location that negated the Roman advantage in numbers L bluffs on one flank and the Aufidus river on the other. Indeterred, ;arrus simpl packed his legions one behind the other into the constricted area and launched the mass headlong at the Carthaginian center. The advanced into et another trap. +annibal had deplo ed his e5cellent cavalr and heav infantr on the wings, leaving his medium infantr and Celt levies in the center. The Roman advance did indeed push the Carthaginian center back and inflict losses, but in the meantime the Carthaginian cavalr had routed the Roman cavalr on both flanks and closed in on the rear of the Roman arm while the heav infantr advanced on both Roman flanks. ,urrounded and unable to maneuver, the Roman soldiers were slaughtered b the thousands, and the arm was destro ed. Cannae was Romes greatest militar defeat, and +annibals greatest victor . The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +annibbal " Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 ;arro 8 Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor > Banners Special Rules ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

2ertosa 3#+ro4 2)5 BC


Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background After Cannae, Rome struggled to rebuild its armies, but needed time. *n ,pain, +annibals brother +asdrubal commanded an arm large enough to possibl let Carthage win the war L if it united with +annibals victorious veterans. ,tanding in his wa , however, were the legions of two capable 3at last4 consuls, the brothers (naeus and 'ublius ,cipio. Both knew of Cannae, but felt the onl wa to prevent encirclement was to =uickl break the Carthaginian center. &hen the battle commenced, the Roman legions fiercel attacked the Carthaginian center, but , unlike Cannae, there was enough Roman cavalr to hold their flanks. /acking cavalr superiorit 3and his brothers tactical genius4, +asdrubal was unable to surround the Romans before the broke through his center. +is cavalr @oined the retreat, leaving the splendid heav infantr to its fate. Rome was granted the time it needed to live and fight another da . <ight ears later, +asdrubal finall was able to march to *tal , but lost both his arm and his life at the 2etaurus. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +asdrubal 8 Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 (naeus O 'ublius ,cipio " Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor " Banners Special Rules
,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

0liturgi - 2)5 BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background Following the decisive victor of the ,cipio brothers at Bertosa 3!)%4, Carthage sent out )7,%## reinforcements for +asdrubal Barca under his brother 2ago. +asdrubal reorgani9ed his command of )D,### men into three small armies, one under his command, one led b 2ago and the third under their nephew +amilcar. 6nce the Romans had retired north of the <bro River for the winter, the Carthaginians struck back in late autumn 3!)%4 and besieged *liturgi, a Roman garrisoned cit . <ach 'unic commander set up a separate camp around the cit . The citi9ens of *liturgi and their Roman garrison soon suffered from hunger, as the had been caught unprepared. (naeus and 'ublius ,cipio marched to the scene with two legions, about )D,### troops, to lift the siege. Ipon arriving, the ,cipios decided to assault +asdrubals camp first, as it was the largest and the ke to breaking the siege. As the assault on +asdrubals camp clima5ed, the armies of 2ago and +amilcar arrived and the fighting spread out and intensified. Iltimatel , the Romans emerged victorious, overrunning the camp and breaking the siege. +owever, the casualties were probabl about e=ual on both sides. ,ince Rome was hard$pressed b +annibal in *tal , the Carthaginians could more easil replace their losses, and benefited from such battles of attrition. 6n the other hand, Carthage needed a decisive victor before reinforcements could be sent to +annibal in *tal . The campaigns of these five armies continued for another four ears.

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +asdrubal O 2ago Barca % Command Cards Roman Arm /eader0 (naeus O 'ublius ,cipio % Command Cards 2ove First Victory D Banners Special Rule A roman unit that captures a camp he5 counts as a ;ictor Banner for the Roman pla er. The camp he5 marker is then removed..

Repu+lican ,egions

Caralis - 2)5 BC
Carthaginian vs Roman
Historical Background ,ardinia had been a Carthaginian province for centuries until the turmoil of the Truceless &ar 3!8)$!7D4 allowed Rome to opportunisticall sei9e the island. This incident fed the hatred of +amilcar Barca and his sons for Rome. &hile +annibal was crossing the Alps to invade *tal , the agent +anno slipped onto the island to foment a tribal rebellion. After +annibalCs great victor at Cannae, +anno instigated an island$wide uprising under Ping +ampsicora and sent messengers to Carthage for support to capture the weakl garrisoned island. An e5pedition under +asdrubal the Bald was dela ed b a storm. &hile +asdrubal was re$fitting his fleet, the Romans scraped up a reinforcing legion under the septuagenarian noble Titus 2anlius Tor=uatus, who was alread on the island when +asdrubal finall arrived. The two armies met near Caralis. +asdrubal, with about !#,### men and !# elephants, posted his ,ards on one wing and his African and Balearic e5peditionar forces on the other. Tor=uatus grounded his fleet and pressed his sailors into service to swell his ranks to !!,### foot and )!## horse. The fighting was fierce and prolonged. <ventuall , the ,ard wing collapsed and +annoCs African wing, which had been fighting well, was taken in the flank and also routed. Reports said )!,### ,ardinians and Carthaginians were slain and about 7>## men, including +asdrubal and +anno, were taken captive. +ampsicora committed suicide when he learned that his son +ostus had been killed in the fighting. ,ardinia would remain in Roman hands. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

$ar Council
Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +asdrubal the Bald % Command Cards Roman Arm /eader0 Titus 2anlius Tor=uatus % Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor D Banners Special Rules Republican /egions

Castrum Al+um - 2)5 BC


Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background Following the defeat at *liturgi, the Carthaginians made an unsuccessful attempt against *ntibili, and then withdrew to the south. <arl in the spring 3!)84 the dealt with a ma@or *berian uprising, crushing the rebel arm and re$imposing 'unic authorit . 2an more Roman allies would have defected if 'ublius ,cipio had not hurried south with one legion, about )#,### men. ,cipio camped near Castrum Album, famous as the site of +amilcar Barcas death fourteen ears earlier. +asdrubal, 2ago and +amilcar infiltrated the surrounding area undetected. The brought onl fast$moving light infantr and mounted troops. &hen 'ublius ,cipio advanced from Castrum Album towards his brother (naeus camp, he was beset b 'unic skirmishers and Humidian horsemen. The light Carthaginian forces showered the slow moving Roman column with @avelins, sling$ stones and arrows. &henever, the Romans charged, their opponents melted awa . 'ublius command was in danger of annihilation, and he @ust barel cut his wa through to the safet of his brothers camp. 6ver !,### Romans were left dead along the route of his march, and man of the survivors were wounded. *t was a clear Carthaginian victor . +asdrubal, however, was unable to e5ploit the superiorit of his Humidians for long, as a ma@or revolt broke out in Africa and man of his elite cavalr deserted. The campaigns of the five armies would continue until both Roman armies were destro ed and both ,cipio brothers killed at the battles of Castulo and *lorca 3!))4.

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +asdrubal O 2ago Barca " Command Cards 2ove first Roman Arm /eader0 'ublius ,cipio 8 Command Cards Victory " Banners The Roman pla er must e5it at least ) unit off the Carthaginian side of the battlefield to win. *f the Roman pla er gains " victor banner first but a unit has not e5ited, the battle is a draw. The he5es on the Roman right section are the e5it he5es. A Roman unit that e5its counts as ) ;ictor Banner for Rome and the unit is removed from pla . ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

2nd Beneventum 2)5 BC


Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background Besperate for manpower to replace the losses at Cannae, the Romans found a uni=ue solution. The formed two legions from slaves. The were given to the Consul (racchus who saw their potential and trained them well. Two ears later, still under his command, these legions engaged a Carthaginian arm under +anno. (racchus issued a decree to his men before the battle $ freedom to an soldier bringing back a Carthaginian head. The Roman attack started well, but as soon as Carthaginians began to fall, scores of (racchusCs troops broke ranks to decapitate corpses. Faced with a disintegrating arm , (racchus corrected his error b amending his decree to ?win the battle and secure our freedom.? The slave soldiers =uickl reformed and swept all before them. *nterestingl , these soldiers gave their lo alt to (racchus $ not Rome. &hen he was killed a few ears later, most of the soldiers in these legions deserted. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +anno 8 Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 (racchus 81 Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor > Banners Special Rules The Calor River in not fordable. &hen the Roman pla er gains his third victor banner block, he immediatel draws two additional command cards. +e will hold a hand of " command cards for the rest of the battle. ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

H0R2 "/,A - 2)5 BC


Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background As +annibal approached the town of Hola, 2arcellus tried to out$'unic the master. +e sent Hero with a picked force of cavalr and light troops on a night march to circle around and fall on +annibalCs rear. 2arcellus marched out of Hola and faced +annibal with two legions. A fierce battle ensued, but Hero never showed. Reluctantl , 2arcellus withdrew back into the cit . The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Roman Arm /eader0 2arcellus

Take % Command cards. 2ove first. Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +annibal Take 8 Command cards. ;ictor " Banners Special Rules Hero was sent on a flanking march and arrived too late. To give him a chance to redeem himself, * have added this rule. *f the Roman pla er has an ?* am ,partacus? card, he can pla it as normal or use it to enter HeroCs detachment. 'la of the card as such, gives orders to Hero and all his units this turn. HeroCs force consists of one leader, one medium infantr , one light infantr , and two medium cavalr . The are set onto a baseline he5 on the Carthaginian side of the battlefield. This placement counts as the first he5 of movement. ,hould these units have to retreat, the must retreat toward the Roman side. The one die bonus is applied as normal. The deck is then reshuffled as per the normal card instructions.

0S'ASA - 2)% BC
Carthaginian vs "umidian
Historical Background &ith the ,cipio brothers hard pressed fighting three Carthaginian armies in ,pain, the struck on a plan to cause trouble in the Carthaginian back ard and tr to draw off some of their resources. The sent three centurions to negotiate with Ping , pha5 of the 2asaesulian 3western4 Humidians. , pha5 was eager to throw off the ,hackles of Carthaginian rule and agreed to an alliance with Rome, provided one of the centurions remained in Africa to train his infantr to fight as Roman legionnaires. The centurion :uintus ,tatorius took on the task and =uickl drilled the Humidians in Roman battle tactics and manoeuvres. , pha5, pleased with the results, added his own light cavalr and infantr to the new force and declared his independance from Carthage. Carthage responded b raising an arm of local militia and heav cavalr supported b some elephants. This was usuall enough to scatter an rebel tribal arm . *n the fall of !)7 BC the two armies met in the open desert near Tispasa. The Humidian light troops kept the Carthaginian elephants and cavalr at ba while ,tatorius and his legionnaires swept the Carthaginian militia off the battlefield in full rout, swiftl followed b their cavalr and all pursued b the crack Humidian light cavalr for a shock 3at least to Carthage4 victor . 3Battle +ased on .B/H module 6Sypha78 ,ion o9 the 2esert6 in C%i "r 2( +y 2an :ournie;4 The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

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Carthaginian Arm /eader0 Inknown Take 8 Command cards Humidian Arm /eader0 , pha5 Take % Command cards. 2ove first ;ictor 8 Banners Special Rules ). ,tatorius ma onl confer leadership benefits, support and orders to the medium infantr units. Ise a Roman leader to represent him. !. The Humidian light cavalr units ma ignore ) crossed sword and ) retreat banner.

7. Humidian medium infantr units receive Q) combat dice when battling an Carthaginian infantr units. 8. Carthaginian au5illia infantr units ma not use missile fire.

ACR0,,A# - 2)% BC
Syracusan vs Romans
Historical Background +ippocrates, with an arm of )#### foot and %## horse, slipped through a Roman blockade and took the road to Agrigentum. +e was unaware that 2arcellus and his legion were arriving via the same road. 2arcellus deplo ed =uickl and attacked. +ippocrates and his arm offered some resistance, but were eventuall routed and onl the cavalr was able to flee. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Roman Arm /eader0 2arcellus Take % Command cards. 2ove first. , racusan Arm 3(reek blocks4 /eader0 +ippocrates Take !1 Command cards. ;ictor 8 Banners Special Rules , racusan arm uses (reek 3blue4 blocks. &hen a pla er pla s a card that is designated specificall for either right or left section, he must define whether it will be applied to left, right, or center, as he sees fit. 1The , racusan pla er starts with ! command cards. 6n turn ) he pla s one card and draws two cards. , racusan pla er hand si9e sta s at 7 command cards for the rest of the battle.

S0.A - 2)2 BC
Carthaginian vs "umidian
Historical Background Following the victor of Ping , pha5 at Tispasa, man Humidian tribesmen flocked to his banner and his arm swelled to twice its si9e. The Carthaginians reacted strongl b first ordering +asdrubal Barca back from ,pain with an arm , and then b engaging the services of Ping (aia, the leader of the eastern Humidians 32aesulians4 and a natural rival to , pha5. (aia dispatched his son, 2asinissa, with a force of light infantr and cavalr to rende9vous with +asdrubal in western Humidia. , pha5 marched his arm to meet +asdrubal and 2asinissa on a desert plain @ust south of ,iga. , pha5Cs crack Humidian cavalr was matched b that of 2asinissa, and his new legionnaires b +asdrubalCs veteran African, *berian and Balaeric troops. After a hard fight the rebel arm was routed and suffered heav casualties. 3Battle +ased on .B/H module 6Sypha78 ,ion o9 the 2esert6 in C%i "r 2( +y 2an :ournie;4 The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

$ar Council
Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +asdrubal Barca Take " Command cards 2ove First Humidian Arm /eader0 , pha5 Take 8 Command cards ;ictor " Banners Special Rules ,tatorius ma onl confer leadership benefits, support and orders to heav and medium infantr units. Ise a Roman leader to represent him. All light cavalr units ma ignore ) sword and ) retreat banner.

Humidian au5illia infantr units ma not use missile fire.

0".0S - 2)2 BC
Carthaginian vs "umidian
Historical Background After his victor at ,iga, +asdrubal Barca rushed back to ,pain to continue his battles with the ,cipio brothers. +e left 2asinissa to pursue , pha5 and crush the remaining rebels. , pha5, having escaped the disaster at ,iga, fled west with his remaining troops to the friendl Pingdom of 2aurusia ruled b Ping Bocchus. +ere he recruited 2aurusian tribesmen to swell his arm , but he had few of his legionnaires left. 2asinissa caught up with , pha5 near Tingis and in a final pitched battle defeated him and ended his rebellion. , pha5, however, escaped once more into the desert wilds but without an arm . 2asinissa then went to ,pain to help +asdrubal again, but in !#" BC he and his Humidian cavalr switched to the Roman side where the would pla a decisive part in the battle of Rama to end the !nd 'unic war in final Roman victor . , pha5, ama9ingl , regained his Pingdom in !)# BC and allied himself with Carthage. +e also switched to the Romans side but was persuaded back to Carthage b the hand in marriage of the beautiful daughter of +asdrubal (isgo, ,ophinisba. , pha5 battled alongside Carthage when ,cipio invaded Africa. +e suffered in the defeat at the (reat 'lains in !#7 BC and was finall run to ground b his old foe 2asinissa at the battle of Cirta in !#7 BC. +e was captured and later died in captivit . 2asinissa went on to rule all of Humidia as a staunch Roman all for five decades. 3Battle +ased on .B/H module 6Sypha78 ,ion o9 the 2esert6 in C%i "r2( +y 2an :ournie;4 The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

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Carthaginian Arm /eader0 2asinissa Take % Command cards 2ove First Humidian Arm /eader0 , pha5 Take 8 Command cards ;ictor % Banners Special Rules All light cavalr units ma ignore ) crossed sword and ) retreat banner. ,tatorius ma onl confer leadership benefits, support and orders to the medium infantr unit. Ise a Roman leader to represent him.

All au5illia infantr units ma not use missile fire.

/rongis - 2)2 BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background 2ago Barca began the ,econd 'unic &ar as a subordinate commander under his brother +annibal. *n !)% he was given command of his own arm , and sent to ,pain to reinforce his other brother, +asdrubal. 2ago fought a series of campaigns against the Romans under (naeus and 'ublius ,cipio. *n !)7 +asdrubal Barca was recalled to Africa to suppress a revolt, leaving 2ago and +asdrubal (isgo to carr on the fight. ,eeing the Carthaginians weakened b the loss of an arm , the ,cipios went on the offensive. &hile 'ublius besieged ,aguntum, (naeus ,cipio advanced into the valle of the Baetis in !)!. +asdrubal (isgo sent 2ago into the interior to raise reinforcements, while engaging (naeus in a series of battles. The Romans won at *liturgi on the Baetis, but (naeus was badl wounded at the drawn battle of 2unda. Gust then 2ago returned with a band of mercenar (auls under their kings ;ismarus and 2oenicaptus. The two armies clashed at 6rongis 3APA Aurin54. ,cipio had one reinforced legion, with some *berian allies, about )8,### men in all. 2agos arm was smaller, totaling around )!,### troops and a few elephants. Hevertheless, the (auls were eager to fight, as was 2ago. ,cipio had to be carried into battle on a litter. The battle was fiercel fought, and most of the (auls went down fighting. *n retreating, 2ago salvaged the remainder of his arm . (naeus ,cipio had the victor , but 2ago was not entirel displeased. +is (aullic mercenaries had slain hundreds of Romans, and now he didnt have to make good on their pa roll. (naeus victor was his last, as the ,cipio brothers were to meet their doom within a ear at Castulo and *lorca. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn, and ou are in command. The rest is histor . Carthaginian Arm was formed b )#.### infantries, ).%## cavalr and !# elephnats. Roman Arm was formed b )7.### infantries and ).### cavalr . Each Unit represents: ).### infantr $ !%# infantr Mblock %## cavalr $ )># cavalr Mblock !# elephants $ )# elephantsMbloc

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 2ago Barca % Command Cards 2ove first Roman Arm /eader0 (naeus ,cipio % Command Cards Victory " Banners ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

Castulo 2)) BC
Carthaginians vs Romans

Historical Background Time runs out for 'ublius ,cipio. After several ears of unbroken successes, the ,cipio brothers rashl divide their armies to defeat the Carthaginians in detail. As 'ubliuss arm nears Castulo, he reali9es he is facing superior Carthaginian numbers and is in danger of being surrounded. 2arching all night, his troops attack a small detachment of >%## Celt$*berian warriors under *ndibilis blocking the Roman line of retreat. The hold long enough for the Humidian 2asinissa and his elite Humidian cavalr to @oin the fight. ,cipios arm is not strong enough to defeat both forces =uickl , and now the Carthaginian armies of 2ago and +asdrubal arrive on the field, surrounding and destro ing the Roman Arm . 'ublius ,cipio is killed in the fighting. ,hortl thereafter, 'ublius ,cipios son comes to ,pain, rebuilds and retrains the Roman arm , and wins the battles of Baecula and *lipa, avenging the deaths of his father and uncle. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +asdrubal (isgo % Command Cards

Arm 0 Roman /eader0 'ublius ,cipio % Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor D Banners Special Rules ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions. ,pecial Rule0 *f the Roman leader 'ublius ,cipio is lost, Carthage wins at once. A Roman unit the e5its off the Carthaginian side of the battlefield, from a center he5 or a he5 on the Roman right section, counts as one victor banner. The unit is removed from pla .

Himeras River - 2)) BC


Carthaginian vs Roman
Historical Background &estern ,icil had been a Carthaginian province for centuries, until Rome captured it in the First 'unic &ar. +annibal sent an agent, <pic des, to , racuse to lead a rebellion against Rome in !)8. Rome responded b sending 2. Claudius 2arcellus against the cit . 2arcellus succeeded in taking , racuse but the ,icilian campaign was not et over. <pic des rallied the remnants of the Carthaginian and (reek armies at Agrigentum and +anno arrived from Africa with a new arm , including 7### Humidian cavalr . +annibal also sent one of his crack cavalr commanders, the /ib $'hoenician 2uttines, who was soon dashing all over ,icil with the Humidians.The three 'unic commanders built their arm up to !#,### foot and 7%## horse, but +anno, @ealous of 2uttinesC success, ordered him to not march with the arm . 2arcellus marched against them with about !8,### foot and !### horse. At this point, )# Humidian deserters rode to the Roman camp and informed 2arcellus that their countr men were furious at the insult to 2uttines and intended to take no part in the battle. +oping the news was true, but e5pecting a trap, 2arcellus led his legions out to face the 'unic arm . As the /ib an and (reek infantr advanced into the fra , it became apparent that the Humidians were holding back. 2arcellus ordered the Roman horse to turn the e5posed 'unic flank. &hen the Humidians did not respond, the 'unic infantr became demorali9ed and broke. 2arcellus had the victor . The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

$ar Council
Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +anno and <pic des 8 Command Cards Roman Arm /eader0 2arcellus % Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor " Banners Special Rules The +imeras River is not fordable. The 8 light cavalr units on the Carthaginian right flank are Humidian. /a all the blocks in these units down at the start of the battle, to represent that the are holding back 3inactive4. Activating each of these units unit re=uires spending $/ orders out of an appropriate

Command card 3that could normall be used to order these units $ section, order lights, etc.4 6nce activated, stand that unitCs blocks up. *t ma not move this turn but ma battle, and can move and engage in combat normall in la ter turns. *f an inactive Humidian unit is attacked b a Roman unit 3ranged or dose combat4, ali the Humidian units are considered activated for thS rest of the game. ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

"!10S R/ - 2)( BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background After the Roman disaster at +erdonia, 2arcellus immediatel broke camp and advanced against +annibal, confronting him near Humistro in /ucania. +annibal accepted the challenge and a fierce da $long battle ensued. The engagement ended in a draw, but +annibal was first to march off the field, with 2arcellus in hot pursuit. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Roman Arm /eader0 2arcellus

Take % Command cards. 2ove first. Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +annibal Take 8 Command cards. ;ictor " Banners

Baecula 2(* BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background 'ublius Cornelius ,cipio inherited his slain fathers braver , but he also had the intelligence to modif standard Roman tactical doctrine. As he rebuilt and retrained the legions in ,pain, he made them far more fle5ible tacticall than an other Roman legions. +e first put this training to use at Baecula where +asdrubal, +annibals brother, had drawn up his arm in a strong hilltop defensive position L light troops to the frontA heav troops in reserve in the camps. Traditional Roman practice would have sent the legions straight ahead at the hills. ,cipio, however, put his legionar infantr on each flank and advanced his light troops in the center. As the battle was @oined, +asdrubal discovered he was being outmaneuvered. *f he advanced his heavies to support the light troops, the Roman legions on each flank would encircle his entire arm . Pnowing his arm was urgentl needed in *tal , +asdrubal withdrew his heavies and left the light troops to either escape or die in place. &hile not a complete victor , ,cipio had beaten a good Carthaginian arm without the heav casualties that would have occurred in a traditional Roman frontal assault. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +asdrubal 8 Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 'ublius ,cipio " Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor " Banners Special Rules ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions. A Roman unit that captures 3enters4 a camp he5 gains one ;ictor Banner for the Roman pla er. The unit must stop on the he5, not @ust move through the he5. A camp ma be onl captured once, and when the ;ictor Banner is gained it ma not be lost.

Celti+eria - 2(- BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background Following the Battle of Baecula, +asdrubal and 2ago Barca and +asdrubal (isco gathered for a council of war in !#D BC. The decided that +asdrubal Barca would cross the Alps into *tal . 2ago broke up his arm to provide troops for his brother and sailed for the Balearis to raise more troops. +asdrubal (isco retreated to the Atlantic coast while 2assinissa with 7,### cavalr held ,cipio Africanus at ba . *n !#>, 2ago returned with about !,### Balearics and 8,### African recruits under +anno. To round up his new arm , 2ago recruited a band of E,### of the fierce Celtiberians. +owever, as soon as ,cipio learned what 2ago was up to, he dispatched his deput , the propraetor 2arcus Gunius ,ilanus, with a single legion of )#,### foot and %## horse. ,ilanus force$marched undetected to a point @ust )# miles short of 2agos position. The Carthaginians wer e in two separate camps L the African to the right, and the Celtiberians to the left. The African camp was properl fortified but the Celtiberians were bivouacked in disorder with little securit . ,ilanus ordered an immediate andvance on the Celtiberian position. The Barbarians shouts of terror alerted 2ago, who raced over to organi9e a defense. But the Romans were alread charging. A vicious hand$to$hand melee ensured, while +anno struggle to bring up the African troops. +anno wasnt fast enough. 2an barbarians were cut down where the stood, and the remainder broke and fled. 2ago, seeing that the dat was lost, made good his withdrawal with !,### infantr and nearl all the mounted troops. +anno, coming up with the last troops, was captured. There would be no Carthaginian counter$offensive in ,pain this ear. The final showdown was dela ed until !#" at *lipa. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 2ago 8 Command Cards Roman Arm /eader0 ,ilanus % Command Cards 2ove first Victory % Banners ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions

1etaurus 2(- BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background *n !#> BC Rome has a big problemF+asdrubal and his arm from ,pain are in northern *tal , advancing to combine with +annibal and possibl win the war. The Carthaginians have a problem too. The Romans know +asdrubal is coming, but +annibal does not. To the south, the Consul Hero and his arm remain close to +annibalCs arm . Taking a daring risk, Hero leaves part of his arm to convince +annibal that nothing is happening. 2aking an epic forced march, in si5 da s he @oins the Romans opposing +asdrubal, giving them an edge in numbers. +asdrubal tries to retreat, but the flooded 2etaurus blocks his wa . +e must stand his ground with his reliable ,paniards and Africans, and his rapidl deserting (allic Tallies. Hero is also the hero of the battle, marching his elite troops to fall upon the e5posed Carthaginian right. The Carthaginian line crumblesA most of the reliable infantr is slaughtered, and +asdrubal, seeing the battle is lost, rides into a Roman formation to his death. Returning south, Hero now lets +annibal know the true situationFhe has +asdrubalCs head tossed into +annibals camp. This decisive battle marked the beginning of the end for +annibal in *tal and for CarthageCs chances of winning the war. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +asdrubal 8 Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 Hero " Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor > Banners Special Rules ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions. The two streams are fordable.

0lipa 2(6 BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background +asdrubals departure left onl two Carthaginian armies in ,pain under mediocre commanders 3+asdrubal L es another one, and 2ago4. ,cipio made stead progress against them, securing territor and prompting man ,panish tribes to come over to the Roman side. Forced to give battle or give up ,pain, their most valuable province, the Carthaginian armies united and took up position on the plains outside of *lipa. For three da s both armies deplo ed with their heav infantr in the center and light troops on each wing. ,cipio assumed that the Carthaginians would continue to deplo in this manner and he was correct. 6n the fourth da he sent light troops and cavalr to attack the Carthaginian camp. +asdrubal responded b deplo ing his arm with the heavies in the center. 6nl after the Roman screen retired did he see the Romans deplo ed with legionar infantr on both wings and ,panish troops plus lights in the center. The Roman cavalr and legions =uickl deplo ed and began destro ing both Carthaginian light wings. +asdrubal was unable to send an heavies to support the wings because he would open holes in the center that the Romans would pour through to destro his arm . Both Carthaginian wings disintegrated and the e5cellent heav troops in the center were facing destruction until a providential thunderstorm allowed some of them to escape. The combined Carthaginian arm was destro ed as a fighting force, and ,pain now belonged to Rome. ,cipio later crossed into Africa where his victories at The (reat 'lains and Rama would earn him the title JAfricanus.K The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

$ar Council
Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +asdrubal (isgo 8 Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 ,cipio " Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor > Banners Special Rules
,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

Agathocles< o=er - 2(5 BC


Carthaginian vs Roman
Historical Background &hen ,cipio Africanus invaded Africa in !#8 BC, Carthage was caught without a field arm . Carthage entrusted its immediate defense to +anno son of +amilcar. +anno raised 8,### cavalr $ about ),### civic noble heav cavalr , ),### /ib an cavalr and !,### Humidian mercenaries and established a base at ,alaeca. ,cipio had !%,### foot but brought onl a little over !,### horsemen across the sea. ,i5 hundred were Romans, the remainder allied *talian horsemen. &hile in ,icil , ,cipio had summoned 7## noble cavalr from the (reek cities. Cleverl , he offered them the option of declining to @oin his arm if the turned over their fine mounts, arms and armor and in this wa ,cipio re$e=uipped 7## of his elite *talian e5traordinaire. The Humidian prince 2asinissa @oined ,cipio, but with onl !## horsemen. <ven though ,cipio was outnumbered, he decided to lure +anno into an ambush. +e posted his Roman and *talian horse behind a ridge overlooked b a watchtower built b the earlier (reek invader, Agathocles. 2asinissa demonstrated in front of the 'unic camp, and lured them out. ,cipio and his deput /aelius then charged over the ridge and surprised the 'unic horsemen. 2an were slain in the initial onslaught, though a few managed to turn and fight. &hen +anno was taken prisoner, his command broke and fled. ,cipio had won his first dramatic victor in Africa. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

$ar Council
Carthaginian Arm /eader0 +anno, son of +amilcar 8 Command Cards 2ove First Roman Arm /eader0 ,cipio Africanus " Command Cards ;ictor % Banners Special Rules Ise a rampart he5 as Agathocles watchtower. The watchtower he5 is impassable terrain for all mounted units. ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

'o River - 2(% BC


Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background Following ,cipios victor at *lipa in !#" 2ago once again sailed to the Balearic *sles to recruit mercenaries. Then, rather than fall back to Africa, as ever one e5pected, 2ago launched the third Barcid invasion of *tal . &ith new levies from Africa, 2ago sailed across the 2editerrean and landed at (enoa in !#%. After receiving reinforcements, 2ago invaded the valle of the 'o River in !#7. +e now had )D,### infantr , !,D## cavalr and seven elephants from AfricaA and about )%,### foot and ),%## horse from the /igurian and (allic tribes. Two Roman armies were on hand in Cisalpine (aul under the 'raetor 6ublius :uintilius ;arus and the 'roconsul 2arcus Cornelius Cethegus. Their arm included four double legions, with 8#,### infantr and 7,### cavalr . The battle was @oined in the plain along the 'o River. 2ago placed his reliable African and /igurian infantr in his main battle line, with his (auls in the reserve. As the battle began, 2agos main line clashed with the front line legions and Carthaginians had the advantage. Them ;arus led a cavalr charge towards the Cartaginians open flank. This was the moment 2ago awaited$he counter$charged with his elephants. The Roman cavalr broke before the impact of the lumbering behemots. As the Romans flank faltered, Cethegus moved up the reserves. As these fresh troops began to turn the tide in Romes favor, 2ago responded with his (allic warriors. Gust then 2ago fell with a serious wound, and his beleaguered arm finall broke. *t had been a ver blood fight. 6ver %,### Carthaginians and !,7## Romans were left on the field. 2ago perished of his wound while sailing for Africa, but the remnants of his arm returned to fight at Rama. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history? Carthaginian Arm was formed b 77.### infantries, 8.%## cavalr and > elephants. Roman Arm was formed b 8#.### infantries and 7.### cavalr . Each Unit represents: !.%## infantr $ "!% infantr Mblock ).%## cavalr $ %## cavalr Mblock > elephants $ 8 elephantsMbloc

Carthaginian Arm /eader0 2ago " Command Cards 2ove First Roman Arm /eader0 ;arus, Cethegus " Command Cards Victory > Banners Special Rule 'o River is unfordable. ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions

Cirta - 2(% BC
"umidian vs Roman
Historical Background Following his victor at AgathoclesC Tower, ,cipio Africanus was penned in when +asdrubal (isgo and , pha5 arrived with two large armies. Inable to face them in open battle, ,cipio destro ed these armies with a treacherous night attack after feigning peace talks. A few months later, ,cipio defeated these commanders once again at (reat 'lains. After the victor , ,cipio dispatched his deput /aelius, along with the 2asinissa, to pursue , pha5. /aelius was given most of the Roman cavalr and velites, along with a few cohorts of legionnaires, a total of ),D## horse and ",### foot. Another ),D## Humidians, mostl 2ass les, had rallied to 2asinissa. For fifteen da s /aelius pushed across the desert in pursuit. 2eanwhile, , pha5 had fallen back to his capitol Cirta, to raise an arm for a last stand. +e managed to put D,### foot and nearl %,### horsemen in the field, but this arm was raw and untrained. The infantr included some Roman$st le cohorts, organi9ed b the Roman centurion ,tatorious, who had @oined , pha5 in !)7. &hen /aelius arrived outside Cirta, 2asinissa charged impetuousl . , pha5 initiall had the best of the fight, but as the Roman cavalr and infantr came up, the tide began to turn. , pha5 rode to the forefront to rall his faltering troops, but his horse was killed and he was thrown and captured. /eaderless, the Humidian arm broke. 2asinissa brought , pha5 in chains to Cirta, and the cit surrendered. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

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Humidian Arm /eader0 Ping , pha5 8 Command Cards Roman Arm /eader0 /aelius and 2asinissa " Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor % Banners Special Rules Republican /egions.

.reat 'lains 2(% BC


Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background ,cipio, the victor of Baecula and *lipa, has led his battle$hardened arm to Africa, and has placed the cit of Itica under siege. The (reat Humidian cavalr leader, 2asinissa, has gone over to the Roman side.&hile the siege continues, the Carthaginians raise a large, but untried arm . Rashl , the Carthaginians advance to raise the siege. ,cipio leaves a siege force and meets the larger Carthaginian arm on the (reat 'lains. After two da s of skirmishing, ,cipio initiates the battle, sending 2asinissa and his crack cavalr against the Carthaginian right while the superbl trained legionar infantr moves to envelop the Carthaginian left. *nitiall , the poorl trained Carthaginian center holds, but ,cipioCs better$trained troops =uickl overwhelm both flanks. ,ensing approaching disaster, the Carthaginian center breaks. The entire Carthaginian arm disintegrates and suffers heav losses as the survivors stream back to Carthage. ,cipio returns to the siege of Itica, and the desperate Carthaginians turn to their last hopeF+annibal. The recall their greatest general from *tal . The following ear, the final battle of the ,econd 'unic &ar 3Rama4 will be fought b its two greatest generals, +annibal and ,cipio. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +asdrubal (isgo 8 Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 ,cipio " Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor " Banners Special Rules
,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.

>ama 2(2 BC
Carthaginians vs Romans
Historical Background Carthage is on the verge of defeat. ,pain has been lost. ,cipio has landed in Africa and beaten a large, but ine5perienced, Carthaginian arm at the Battle of the (reat 'lains, and 2asinissa with his vaunted Humidian light horse has gone over to the Roman side. +annibal is recalled from *tal , and hurriedl builds an arm around the veterans he has brought with him. +e creates a corps of war elephants and fields more infantr than does ,cipio, but ironicall , his cavalr is far weaker and less capable. &hen the armies meet on the plains of Rama, +annibal knows his cavalr on the flanks will be beaten, but stakes all on crushing the Roman center with his elephants and infantr before the victorious Roman and Humidian cavalr return from pursuing the Carthaginian horse. ,cipio, knowing he is outnumbered, masses his legions in the center and full intends for 2asinissa and the cavalr to complete the encirclement and win the battle. As the battle gets underwa , both plans are working. The Carthaginian cavalr is driven =uickl from the field while the Romans are hard pressed to keep their lines intact against the Carthaginian infantr . The fle5ible legions prove their worth as reserve lines move =uickl to secure flanks or bolster the center. *n the end, however, ,cipios plan prevails. The Roman and Humidian cavalr return, the Carthaginian arm is surrounded, and the valiant infantr is destro ed. ,cipio had perfected a better tactical s stem, and that s stem won at Rama over the legendar +annibal. The rigid, but powerful, phalan5 L dominant for so long, had been beaten b the fle5ibilit of ,cipios legions combined with cavalr . The baton of militar supremac had passed to Rome. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Arm 0 Carthagian /eader0 +annibal % Command Cards Arm 0 Roman /eader0 ,cipio % Command Cards 2ove First ;ictor D Banners Special Rules ,pecial Rule0 Republican /egions.