Victory Results:
 44 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  56 %
Total plays 62 - Last reported by Albion on 2024-06-21 12:54:46

Historical Background
After driving Gnaeus Pompey from Italy, Julius Caesar moved against Pompey’s forces in Spain. Caesar had sent Gaius Fabius ahead to secure the passes over the Pyrenees and at the Sicoris River. Fabius succeeded, and his opponent, Pompey’s lieutenant Afranius, was forced to retire southward. Caesar followed Afranius and camped about a half mile from his enemy and the town of Ilerda. Between the enemy camp and town there was a hillock, which appeared to Caesar as the best strategic position in the area. However, Afranius saw what Caesar intended and managed to gain the hill first, leaving Caesar’s army in an awkward position. To relieve this situation, Caesar led his legions forward, but after some initial success they pressed their attack too far. The enemy effectively showered them with missiles from higher ground. Caesar’s veterans were in a difficult position. They were taking unnecessary losses where they stood, but would take as many losses withdrawing. Caesar ordered forward his cavalry, which relived the pressure and gave his legions the opportunity to withdraw. The battle ended in a stalemate as both sides pulled back. A three-month campaign followed, in which Caesar masterfully outmaneuvered Afranius, forcing the Pompeian army of seven veteran legions in Spain to surrender without fighting another major battle.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

    Light Bow Auxilia Medium Infantry       Heavy Infantry       Medium Cavalry           Leader  
    2 2 5       4       2           3  
    Light Sling Auxilia Medium Infantry       Heavy Infantry         Medium Cavalry         Leader  
    1 2 4       6         2         3  

War Council

Pompeian Army
• Leader: Afranius
• 5 Command Cards      
• Move First

Caesarian Army
• Leader: Caesar
• 6 Command Cards 

7 Banners

Special Rules
• The city walls of Ilerda (rampart hexes) are scalable.
• The river is impassable.
Julian Legions rule is in effect for both armies.
• Julius Caesar Rule is in effect.
• When a unit occupies an enemy camp hex at the start of the player’s turn, remove the camp terrain tile hex. When both enemy camp hexes are removed, collect one Victory Banner.
• When more of Caesar units occupy the hillock, in the center section, than his opponent, collect one Victory Banner.

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clavain replied the topic:
1 month 2 days ago
7-2 Caesar. Despite Pompey's forces gaining the hillock first, Caesar's Heavy Foot double timed forward, managed to whittle away at the Medium foot holding it, and then clash of shielded their way through the line. A counter attack by the Pompiean Heavy foot in reserve was only partially successful (i.e. their dice sucked, and then their cards went south also after having some excellent ones), Meanwhile two of Caesar's auxilia somehow managed to kill two Medium horse on Pompey's right flank. Bit of a strange game, but somewhat historical with a melee in the centre around the hillock, sealed when the Roman horse came charging up and broke what was left of Pompey's foot and gained the summit, while Caesar sat back with the triarii in camp drinking wine and watching developments the entire game.
kostas63 replied the topic:
2 years 11 months ago
Vittoria di Cesare 7-5. Vista l'importanza della collina centrale la battaglia si sviluppa nel centro del campo. I primi a raggiungere il colle sono le unità di Petreius. Cesare oltre alla fanteria della prima linea aggiunge la sua fanteria pesante e manda la cavalleria ad aggirare il fianco. É proprio la cavalleria che sorprendentemente mette in difficoltà Afranio costringendolo alla fuga. Intanto sulla collina i cesariani riescono per un breve momento a conquistarla ma le perdite sono ingenti e sono costretti alla ritirata. Solo Cesare rimane sulla collina. Petreius tenta di scacciarlo ma perde la vita. Da Ilerda escono le truppe leggere per dare manforte ma la conclusione giunge inaspettatamente quando Fabius decide di entrare in azione eliminando alcune unità pompeiane che proteggevano il fianco del colle.
Fencer replied the topic:
5 years 7 months ago
What does the rule about walls mean? And what is this cavalry Caesar (on the map - the average, in the description - heavy)?
alecrespi replied the topic:
15 years 8 months ago
FAQs present for this scenario. CLICK HERE to read.