ML01 Alesia I (52 BC)
ALESIA I - 52 BC
Initial cavalry battle (before Alésia)
Gauls vs Romans
Scenario 1: From 9 to 18 July: Initial Cavalry Combat. Approximately 15,000 Gallic horse that were hidden behind a hill attacked the column of Roman legionaries (70 000 men). Riders are divided into three main bodies: the first one on the head of the column, the 2 others on the flanks. 80,000 Gallic await behind a river, ready to complete the success of their cavalry. 3,000 are killed after the initial cavalry fighting (after rout of the cavalry). 10 000 Roman riders and Germanic mercenaries counter-attack and repel the Gallic cavalry.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
• Commander: Vercingetorix Eporedorix (about 80,000 men behind a river, and about 15,000 riders attacking the Romans in a plain after hiding behind the hills - divided into three main bodies: the first on the head of the column, the 2 others on the sides).
• 5 Command Cards
• Moves first (surprise)
• Commander: Caesar, Antoine (about 70,000 foot soldiers (12 legions), in column (stretched, running), and 10 000 Roman riders and Germanic mercenaries (good level).
• 5 Command Cards
-The Rivers (la Brenne) are fordable.
-Each player plays from his board edge (noted Roman or Gallic army). The Roman army is in center of the board, and the Gallic army is in front of it and on the 2 sides (flanks).
-Ability To play the 6 scenarios in succession and note the points to see who wins the "campaign" (of the battle of Alesia). Add all the banners for all (the 6) scenarios for this.
-replace the Carthaginians by a Gallic Army (barbarians, green blocks)
Tags: Michael Lagarde
We played several games where my wife kept slaughtering my as the Gaul. In those game I brought up the Gaul's medium infantry as soon as I could.
I have discovered that the best strategy for the Gauls is to wear down the Romans with missal fire from the light troop the bring up the medium infantry.
My suspicion is that this scenario was designed a long time ago, before Expansion 2 was released. So Julian legions and Caesar were not rules at that time.
So I'd suggest you follow Steve's advice and play it without, but including them would likely tilt the balance towards the Romans, but give a more historical game.