421 Pavia (271 AD)

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Victory Results:
 81 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  19 %
Total plays 16 - Last reported by ErikUitdebroeck on 2022-02-24 18:44:16

Historical Background
After the victory at Fano, Emperor Aurelian sent his troops in pursuit of the defeated Alemanni horde, which was racing back to its homeland. Aurelian had the mountain passes blocked and then proceeded to destroy almost the entire Alemanni army. Little is known about the tactical makeup of the battle, other than that the Alemmanni were trying to get away and were almost completely wiped out. The victory ended the invasion and the Roman people granted Aurelian the title Germanicus Maxiumus. But the near success of the Alemanni made Aurelian realize that Rome needed better defenses. This new, much larger set of walls encompassed all of the seven hills and became known as the “Aurelian Walls,” some of which can still be seen today.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Light InfantryLight BowAuxilia InfantryWarriorsMedium CavalryLeader
Light InfantryLight BowAuxiliaMedium InfantryHeavy InfantryLight CavalryMedium CavalryLeader

War Council

Leader: Not kown
4 Command Cards     

Roman Army
Leader: Emperor Aurelian
6 Command Cards 
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6 Banners

Special Rules
The Alemanni player will gain one Victory banner for each full strength unit that escapes (exits) off the Alemanni side of the battlefield.

Imperial Legions rule is in effect for the Romans.

All the hills are impassable.

Tags: Expansion 4

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GF1954 replied the topic: #4144 4 months 4 weeks ago
Messed up posting about Pavia revisited. 
Anyway, 2 more solitaire games, with the Alemanni winning both, 6 - 1, and 6 - 4.  The second was a little closer, but it was too much cavalry once again. There is no way the Romans can catch them from escaping.
GF1954 replied the topic: #4143 4 months 4 weeks ago
Pavia revisited
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Warboard replied the topic: #3874 1 year 2 months ago
Maybe a house rule removing the exit points and forcing the Allemanni to fight (Since the mountain passes are blocked as the scenario says) would make things both more historical and more entertaining. I think I'll try that.
Lastall replied the topic: #3619 1 year 9 months ago
I get the fact that not all battles are even but this was not fun from a gaming perspective. Might have been better if the Alemanni army didn't have mounted units.
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #3256 2 years 3 months ago
I never much like Exit VC scenarios
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g1ul10 replied the topic: #3252 2 years 3 months ago
A 6-3 victory for the Alemanni. In the second turn, they exit three units. Then an unlucky attack by the Romans ends with two Roman cavalries destroyed by one barbarian warrior unit. On the third turn the Alemanni exit another cavalry for the victory. The entire game lasted 10 minutes. Not a great scenario.
GF1954 replied the topic: #2600 4 years 4 days ago
I don't see how it is possible for the Romans to win this one.

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