So, our ANF regulars from the NWS, Stephen and Mark H., joined Mark and myself for this long-anticipated game. It would be the 'away team' vs the ANF, as Stephen and Mark opted to take the Britons.
Time to take stock with three photos of the overall table at this stage.
(Above and below) Roman's on a roll as the left-most cohort of the Xth takes the Briton's light horse in the flank.
An overview of the battlefield as the game approaches the climax.
Mark and I are under no illusions; we are no Caesar—but after that little effort it would seem that we are no Caesar's... nether regions!
Well done to Stephen and Mark#. When we got half of the units moving ashore on turn 1, I thought that we were in with a good chance, but they pressed relentlessly and we were forever on the back foot, never able to form up our legions.
#See Mark's top report here.
That's three games based on three of Caesar's victories and three losses for me. Time to move to another period...
Next time: Friedland re-fought.
(Can I lose another celebrated victory from history? I'm gonna begin the scenario from around 10 am, so 28 000-odd French vs 60 000-odd Russians, so you never know...!)