It is now only two weeks until Sheffield Triples where we will be putting on Cerignola 1503. Everything has been painted and the terrain is ready. I've even resprayed the table's terrain cloth. To keep the cloth's finish fresh, I decided to set up an interim game on my 'arid look' terrain tiles and re-fight a battle that I have never attempted before. It is the Punic Wars, Battle of Ilipa 206 BC. It is an interesting battle, but I'm unsure how it will pan out due to the rather unique way the Romans, under Scipio, fought it. Anyway, because it will be fought as a stop gap game I'm not going to do a full write up. But, here are some pics. I have scaled it at about 1 figure : 100 men.
45,000 infantry, 3000 cavalry.
50,000+ infantry, 4500 cavalry.