Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Battle of Numantia 214 BC (part 1)

Scrotivius wrote:

"At Numantia the Romans took a strong position atop a long hill and awaited the arrival of Hasdrubal....

.....Hasdrubal came with so large an army that it seemed to fill the eastern horizon." 

The Romans are outnumbered nearly 2 : 1.
Scrotivius continues:

"The Romans clung to their hill......."















 ".....and allowed the Carthaginians to come on."

Scrotivius then tells us of the gallant Roman cavalry which, in a long and complex action, managed to throw the Carthaginian right into confusion.

The Carthaginians threw the kitchen sink at them; Spanish cavalry; elephants; infantry. The Romans were victorious until, finally, their luck ran out and they were routed.



On the Carthaginian left another, more equal, cavalry contest took place and Hasdrubal's infantry began an assault on the hill.



 Three shots of the action.
On the Roman left, the Carthaginian spearmen, elephants and Numidians began to envelop the flank.
The 'besieged' Romans, in triplex acies, cling grimly to their long hill.


Note: Before the battle I changed the scenery a little.

13 comments:

sebastosfig said...

Bloody impressive.
I have a fond weakness for the Carthaginians, so I hope they'll win the day.

Rodger said...

Fantastic looking table. Models look great also.

dhcwargamesblog said...

Looking great as susual!

But I fear the Roman player will not get to move a lot!

Sgt Steiner said...

As ever simply super

fireymonkeyboy said...

As always, your games look fantastic. How big is the table?

pancerni said...

Great looking game!

Gunny Highway said...

James,

This has been a great campaign. Every battle has been a little different in its own respects. Love the campaign and always look forward to the next segment. You and Peter keep up the good work,

Respectfully,

Gunny

JAMES ROACH said...

Thanks, guys.

the table is 12' x 6'

Gunny Highway said...

James,
Not to get off topic, could you in the near future do a tutorial on how you made the rough cliff areas on your desert hills. I really like the way the look.

Respectfully,

Gunny

Vinnie said...

Beautiful figures and a beautiful game. Thank you for placing the images up

Gunny Highway said...

James,
Hope you and Peter arent suffering from "Campaign Fatigue". I know life intervenes sometimes.Just hope your campaign will continue. Looks like a even fight strategically on the map. Looking forward to part deaux.

Respectfully,
Gunny

JAMES ROACH said...

Hi Gunny,



Hi Gunny,

Peter was ill, then I was ill. We are both better now and the game was played to a conclusion last Wednesday night.

However, I have a painting commission to finish by / for Triples at the end of the week and I'm VERY pressed for time. I'll post before the end of the week if I can, otherwise asap.

Gunny Highway said...

Thanx James! Sorry to hear you and Peter are/were ill. I apologize for any inference to lack of will on you lads.... Hope your feeling better and good luck on the commission....

Respectfully,

Gunny