Victory Results:
 11 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  89 %
Total plays 37 - Last reported by ozzie on 2023-10-26 11:14:31

Historical Background
While many of the tribes of Britain resisted Rome until they were conquered and crushed, a few tribes, like the Iceni, formed pacts with the Romans to remain semi-independent. The Iceni client-king Prasutagus died while the Roman governor, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, was campaigning in what is now northern Wales. In Suetonius’ absence, the procurator, Catus Decianus, took advantage of these to events seize lands, recall loans, and generally revoke all the advantages the clients had obtained from Claudius. When Prasutagus’ widow, Boudica, complained, she was flogged and her young daughters raped in front of her. Instead of suppressing dissent these barbarous acts fanned the fires of revolt. The Iceni, Trinovantes, and others rose up, sacking the legion colony of Camulodunum, defeating several small Roman forces, burning Londinium and Verulamium (St. Albans), and killing as many as 70,000 people.
Suetonius summoned reinforcements from all over Britain until he was strong enough to fight on a carefully selected defensive position offering a narrow front that would minimize the enemy numbers. Flushed with success, Boudica’s Celtic host may have numbered as many as 50,000 fighting men, followed by their families and baggage wagons loaded with plunder. She deployed these wagons at the rear of her army. The men would fight all the harder knowing that their families were watching and would be in grave danger if the Romans triumphed. The Britons launched a massive frontal attack. Suetonius held his forces in place. As the charging Britons neared the Roman line, they were staggered and stopped by a storm of pila. Only then did the Romans attack the confused Britons, driving them back onto their wagons and cutting them down by the thousands. Boudica managed to escape, but later committed suicide rather than be captured. The exact location of the battle is uncertain, but most commonly held to have taken place at what the Anglo-Saxons called “Watling Street,” hence the anachronistic name.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Light Infantry     Auxilia Infantry       Warriors   Light Cavalry   Barbarian Light Chariot             Leader  
2     6       9   3   5             1  
    Light Bow Auxilia Medium Infantry       Heavy Infantry       Medium Cavalry           Leader  
    2 2 5       2       4           3  

War Council

Leader: Boudica
4 Command Cards     
Move First

Roman Army
Leader: Gaius Suetonius Paulinus
6 Command Cards 

8 Banners

Special Rules
The Julian Legions rule is in effect for the Romans.

Treat the Wagon Laager blocks as impassable terrain (occupied by women and children).

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Erik Uitdebroeck replied the topic:
2 years 2 weeks ago
Thx for the quick reply.
Mark-McG replied the topic:
2 years 2 weeks ago

Hello everybody,

I have a little question:
Are the Wagon Laagers impassible for both armies?

Impassable for both side. As if an impassable forest occupied those hexes.
Erik Uitdebroeck replied the topic:
2 years 2 weeks ago
Hello everybody,

I have a little question:
Are the Wagon Laagers impassible for both armies?
Because, if they are, they can not be conquered or destroyed. Right?

Bye and thanks to everybody who puts his/her time in this magnificent website,

Lastall replied the topic:
3 years 5 months ago
This is a slaughterfest for the Romans.
GF1954 replied the topic:
5 years 9 months ago
As long as the Romans hold the line, they should be fine.