I spent a couple of hours tidying the garage so we could play and then picked a suitable Republican Roman force to oppose them.
Things were going really well for me until I decided to charge two units of Italian Spearmen into a unit of his Spanish on my right flank. After a 'handbags' combat by both sides John had won the combat by one. So Ld9 down to 8 with a re-roll for the ASB, one of my two units fled, the general fled, the ASB fled, the other unit in combat fled, nearly every unit within 12" fled. In my next turn, even with manipular re-rolls all but two of my units were fleeing. I never recovered my battle line and the game was just a matter of Jon mopping up against me.
|Romans start running away|
|And it's all over|
What a turn up for the books, in the Gallic charge I manage to win two combats, one against Spanish Scutarii and one against African Spearmen - I know unheard of - and automatically break them, pursuing into Hannibal and beating him up. Jons African Veterans do sterling service but it's game on to the Gauls!
|Spanish Cavalry see some naked arse|