424 Cibalae (314 AD)

Written by GMT Games. Posted in Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy (306-324 AD)

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Victory Results:
 33 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  67 %
Total plays 21 - Last reported by mk20336 on 2020-03-30 22:45:58

Historical Background
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?

Light BowAuxiliaMedium InfantryHeavy InfantryLight CavalryLight Bow CavalryMedium CavalryHeavy CavalryLeader
Light BowAuxiliaMedium InfantryHeavy InfantryLight CavalryLight Bow CavalryMedium CavalryHeavy CavalryLeader

War Council

Licinius' Army
Leader: Licinius
5 Command Cards      

Constantine's Army
Leader: Constantine I
6 Command Cards 
Move First

8 Banners

Special Rules
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


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alecrespi replied the topic: #2998 1 year 2 weeks ago
I've just updated scenario picture and will include fixed vsav file inside v 4.2 vassal module.
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #2990 1 year 3 weeks ago
looking at the VASSAL 3.3 setup, Licinius should be on the Heavy Infantry in the Centre, and another unnamed leader on the other Heavy Infantry (next to HCC)
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Tomek replied the topic: #2987 1 year 3 weeks ago
There are no leaders on the Licinius side of the battlefield. As both opponents are Roman armies and thus similarly composed and trained for war, my guess is that the Licinius and his subbordinate leader should be placed with the heavy infantry units.

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