The campaign continues..............
ROME: Scipio force marches to Bilbilis to join Marcellus (total 11 CU).
CARTHAGE: Political control re-taken in Idubeda.
ROME: Rome re-establishes political control over three spaces.
CARTHAGE: With Hannibal having control of southern Italy, and probably sparked by Scipio's defeat, Capua changes sides. Rome is threatened.
ROME: Scipio moves to Ilerda.
CARTHAGE: Hannibal builds a siege train.
ROME: Rome converts the fourth space in Idubeda - Scipio is established in Spain!
CARTHAGE: Hannibal, in fury at losing part of his birthright, marches on Rome.......................
Scrotivius writes: "Paulus, despite orders from the Senate to preserve the army [avoid battle], marched to engage the barbarian in the fertile fields south of Rome. Rome held it's breath in anticipation of the outcome."
THE BATTLE OF AGER PROELLI
We have decided to set this battle in the fertile fields south of Rome. I have closed one end of the field with a river and boggy ground.
A. Paulus has 14 CU [10 + 2 allies + 2 garrison legions].
Hannibal has 11 CU [8 + 3 Italian allies].
I don't have any purpose built Roman buildings, so I've had to use some later types - but, they do have pantiled roofs at least. Here are three shots of the field.