JD112 Tunis (307 BC)

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Victory Results:
 47 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  53 %
Total plays 17 - Last reported by bene70 on 2022-06-09 15:19:41

TUNIS - 307 BC

Carthaginian vs Syracusan

Historical Background
The audacious invasion of Africa by the Tyrant of Syracuse, Agathocles, had Carthage in serious trouble, but Carthaginian success in Sicily caused Agathocles to return there in 308BC, leaving his son Agatharcus in command of the troops in Africa. However, a series of crushing defeats in Africa forced Agathocles to return in 307BC in order to try and restore the crumbling Syracusan situation. Many of Agathocles' Libyan and Numidian allies were defecting from his army and so he determined to do battle with the Carthaginians before they all disappeared.
With Hanno dead and Bomilcar killed in an abortive coup attempt, Himilco had been put in charge of the Carthaginian army. This still consisted of many African levies plus the Sacred Band, but now also included a substantial force of Greek mercenary heavy infantry and a unit of cavalry led by Clinon. The two armies met on an open plain before the Carthaginian camp. Himilco concentrated his attack on the Syracusan centre where he was successful after a furious clash of the heavy infantry. With his army defeated, and with even more African allies deserting, Agathocles abandoned his troops and fled to Sicily never to return to Africa. Carthage would not be threatened again until the 1st Punic War.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

War Council

Carthaginian Army
Leader: Himilco
Take 5 Command Cards      .
Move First

Syracusan Army (Use Greek blocks)
Leader: Agathocles
Take 5 Command Cards      .

7 Banners

Special Rules
The Carthaginian heavy infantry unit in hex H6 is the Sacred Band.

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