Friday, 25 May 2012

Punic War Campaign - The arrival of Scipio

Rome recovers 1 PC.
Hannibal moves to Beneventum, Hasdrubal moves to Tarraco.
Rome recruits auxilliaries.
Carthage converts 2 PC.
Rome recovers 1 PC.
Carthage denies Rome its crops from Sicily causing a grain shortage.
Rome dispatches Titus longus to southern Spain - Malaca.
Rome recovers 2 PC.

The turn ends. Rome elects Nero and Paulus to the consulship. Marcellus is maintained as pro-consul. Scipio is made pro-consul in southern Spain. Rome gets 10 CU reinforcements (5 more than normal).

Rome steals the start of the turn by playing a minor Campaign card:

Scipio moves to Acci.

Nero sails to the north coast of Sicily and attacks Gisgo at Panormus.

Has the Roman fight back begun?

The campaign situation map at this point.

BTW: The envelopes, pinned to the board, hold the unplayed campaign cards between campaign sessions. The numbers, in pencil, are the CU values of Roman triplex acies formations, including velites, plus a cavalry unit. The pins in 'H' show the current 'province count'; Rome is at a very low ebb.

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