117 Asculum (279 BC)

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15 years 10 months ago - 15 years 10 months ago #48 by alecrespi
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7 years 11 months ago #1642 by ozzie
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7-2 victory to Pyrrhus with the phalanx and medium infantry breaking through across the line.

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7 years 11 months ago #1643 by ozzie
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A 7-1 victory to the Romans. Much more manoeuvring than the previous game with Pyrrhus intent on advancing his phalanx and medium infantry with the elephant in support. The Romans moved units this way & that to ensure the line was intact and Triarii moved in support. Some velites killed the elephant despite the heroic sacrifice of one unit. The Roman line went in with the triarii having replaced some medium foot who had been shot up. This was decisive. Two phalanxes and a medium foot unit were destroyed on impact, the other phalanx and medium unit left with 3 hits each - ouch. The entire line was destroyed next turn with both Roman triarii units surviving with their last block each intact. Pyrrhus was killed with his troops to complete the rout. Rome survives and the Epirote army returned to Tarantum in tatters, with most of its crack infantry dead or prisoner.

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5 years 1 week ago #2948 by g1ul10
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I find the special rule in this scenario very interesting. I'm wondering why it is not adopted in more official scenarios.

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2 years 4 months ago #4062 by clavain
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7-4 Pyrhhus. Cavalry attack on the Roman right was successful, followed up by Warriors and Elephants in the centre which was very disruptive while the Roman cards were not particularly useful as he tried to sort out his lines. Last few Roman units needed for the win ground down at range, and finished off with a Darken the Skys. Very awkward setup for the Romans to recover from if the cards/dice don't go there way.

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2 years 4 months ago #4063 by clavain
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Gaaah, ignore last comment was for Beneventum, not Asculum. Can't figure out a way to delete it.

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