424 Cibalae (314 AD)
In the years after Milvian Bridge, Constantine gradually consolidated his military superiority. Licinius emerged as Constantine’s chief rival. After defeating Daia, Licinius gained control over the entire eastern half of the Roman Empire. Relations between the Constantine and Licinius gradually deteriorated. Upon learning that Licinius was conspiring against him, Constantine marched east and the two armies met about 200 miles within the territory of Licinius, near Cibalae in Pannonia. Licinius’s army took up a position on the edge of a plain, intending to attack Constantine as he emerged from a narrow passage through hilly country and swamps. Constantine, however, covered his deployment with light cavalry and gained maneuvering space. The battle lasted from dawn to dusk. It ended when Licinius’s left wing gave way and his army withdrew under the cover of darkness. Licinius was forced to flee to Sirmium.
After losing a second battle to Constantine, Licinius conceded his Balkan provinces to Constantine in exchange for a cessation of hostilities. In a second civil war with Licinius (323-324), Constantine finally re-united the Roman Empire under the rule of one man for the first time in over three decades.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
5 Command Cards
Leader: Constantine I
6 Command Cards
Imperial Legions rule is in effect for both armies.
The hills on Constantine army base line hexes are impassable.
We recommend you place several terrain tiles underneath the base line hill tiles to emphasize the impassable nature of the hills.
Tags: Expansion 4