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ML04 Alesia IV (52 BC)

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ALESIA IV - 52 BC
Night attack against the fortifications of the plain
(gallic relief army)

Gauls vs Romans

Historical Background
Scenario 4: The next day, the Gallic relief army manufactured ladders and launched a night attack against the fortifications of the plain. Vercingetorix comes out of Alésia to support the attack but he is blocked by the trench and cannot act. Antoine and Trebonius repel Gallic Relief army before Vercingetorix was able to cross the trench.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

War Council

Gallic Army
60,000 men of the army of relief, over 8000 riders of the relief army.
• 5 Command Cards
• Moves first (Gallic army choose where to focus the attack)
• Commander (relief army) : Vercassivellaun, Commios

Roman Army
10 000 Roman cavalry and Germanic mercenaries, over 20,000 men defending the fortifications sector, plus about 10,000 men of Antoine and 10,000 other northern men (reinforcement).
• 5 Command Cards
• Commander: Antoine, Trebonius

Victory
8 Banners

Special Rules
-The Rivers (Brenne) is fordable (fordable river).
-Each player plays from his board edge (noted Roman or Gallic army). We turn the board so that the edge of a player matches the (lateral) side of the board and not the usual edge (see note left, center, right - (=“gauche, centre, droite”) - on the map for this scenario). 3 left hexes = left, 3 right hexes = right, 3 hexes from the center = center.
-Occupy a (Roman) camp gives one victory banner at the Gallic player at the beginning of his turn (temporary banner).
-“Campaign mod”: play the 6 scenarios in succession and note the banners to see who wins the "campaign" (of the battle of Alésia). Add up all the banners for all (6) scenarios for this.
- Replace the Carthaginians by a Gallic army (green blocks, barbarians).

 

Tags: Michael Lagarde

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