Victory Results:
 48 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  52 %
Total plays 42 - Last reported by Jerjinski on 2024-01-12 22:40:35

Historical Background
Lucius Cornelius Sulla became the leader of the “optimates” faction in the civil war with the “populares” led by Gaius Marius. Sulla seized Rome in 88 BC and reorganized the government to his liking. However, when Sulla marched east to campaign against Mithridates of Pontus, Marius regained control of the capitol. Many of Sulla’s supporters were hunted down and killed. Although Marius died soon after, his son and other “populares” leaders maintained control of Rome. Meanwhile, Sulla defeated Mithridates and outmaneuvered a Marian army in Pontus, returning to Italy in 82 BC to restore his position and punish the Marians. Sulla quickly defeated the Marian forces in Etruria and then marched to take control of Rome in November. The remnants of the Marian forces, after their losses in Etruria, joined up with the Samnite army under Pontius Telesinus. The combined army advanced on Rome, and encamped near the Colline Gate on the northwest wall of Rome. Sulla took up a position just outside the gate and deployed. The ensuing battle was a desperate struggle, with both sides believing they were fighting to save Rome. Sulla’s legions were pushed hard on his left flank, and his men literally fought with their backs against the city walls. However, Crassus’ forces, fighting on Sulla’s right, managed to turn the opposition’s flank and drive them back. Riding his white horse, Sulla arrived on the left and rallied the flank. Still, it was not until the early hours of the next morning that the Samnites and the Marian forces were broken. In the aftermath, Sulla’s enemies in Rome were rooted out and eliminated, leaving him with absolute power as dictator.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

  Light Sling   Auxilia Medium Infantry               Medium Cavalry           Leader  
  1   6 2               2           1  
  Light Sling   Auxilia Medium Infantry               Medium Cavalry           Leader  
  2   1 6               2           2  

War Council

Samnite Army
• Leader: Pontius
• 5 Command Cards      
• Move First

Roman Army
• Leader: Sulla
• 6 Command Cards 

5 Banners

Special Rules
• The walls of Rome (rampart hexes) are impassable terrain.

Marius Legions Rule is in effect for both armies.

• When a Roman unit occupies an enemy camp hex at the start of the Roman player’s turn, the Roman player gains one Victory Banner that cannot be lost. Remove the camp terrain tile hex and collect the Victory Banner before playing a Command card.

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clavain replied the topic:
1 year 4 months ago
5-4 Samnite. Major engagement mostly on the Samnite right, with a bit of cavalry skirmishing on the left by Sulla which was largely unsuccessful. Sulla's horse was destroyed from under him when the Samnite foot broke through on their right, leaving a large gap which was exploited by a Samnite Mounted Charge which killed two one point units plus an unhorsed Sulla to change the tide of history and win the match. Lots of fun.
kostas63 replied the topic:
3 years 6 months ago
Vittoria Romana 5-0. La battaglia inizia con Ponzio che ordina ai suoi di creare un'unica linea compatta di truppe ed egli stesso si posiziona al centro. Silla trovandosi già nel centro dello schieramento non fa che avanzare con la sua fanteria media. Lo scontro è diretto e brutale ma sia per la qualità delle truppe romane, sia per la sfortunata morte di Ponzio, la battaglia volge ben presto a favore dei romani. L 'intervento di Crasso in aiuto alle truppe di Silla molto provate sbaraglia i resti degli auxilia sanniti e segna il punto decisivo dello scontro.