Victory Results:
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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  86 %
Total plays 7 - Last reported by alecrespi on 2024-05-20 11:58:21

Historical Background
The Battle of the Arar was fought between the migrating tribes of the Helvetii, and three Roman legions, under the command of Gaius Julius Caesar, in 58 BC. This was the first major battle of the Gallic Wars.
The Helvetii were a tribe that originated from what is now modern day Switzerland, who, prior to battle with Caesar, had been migrating through Roman Gaul.
The Helvetii tribe were crossing the river Arar (Saône) using rafts and boats. Caesar was informed by his scouts and proceeded to engage the Helvetii. Three parts of the Helvetii forces had crossed the river and Caesar routed the fourth part left on his side of the river, killing a great many and driving the rest into the woods.
The Helvetii Caesar killed were part of the clan of the Tigurini which in 107 BC had slain Lucius Cassius Longinus Consul at the time of his death. As well as Lucius Calpurnius Piso who was the grandfather of another Lucius Calpurnius Piso, the father-in-law of Caesar.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Arar"
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

War Council

Helvetii Army
Leader: unknown
Take 4 Command Cards     

Roman Army
Leader: Gaius Julius Caesar
Take 6 Command Cards 
Move First

Victory
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Special Rules

  • Julius Caesar rule in effect.
  • Marius Legion rule in effect.
  • The Arar River is only fordable in plain terran hexes.
  • Helvetii Army can gain a maximum of 2 VP exiting 2 units off the map (1VP each) running away from their own side (top).

 

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alecrespi replied the topic:
2 weeks 6 days ago

2 solo contests, with the Romans winning easily 7 - 2 despite almost losing Caesar by being too aggressive!. In the second contest however, the Helvetti line held, and defeated the Romans 7 - 5.
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GF1954 replied the topic:
3 weeks 2 days ago
2 solo contests, with the Romans winning easily 7 - 2 despite almost losing Caesar by being too aggressive!. In the second contest however, the Helvetti line held, and defeated the Romans 7 - 5.
alecrespi replied the topic:
1 month 3 weeks ago
2 solo games (1 win for each side).

Roman 7 - Helvetii 1
Julius Caesar immediately comes forward and routs the Helvetii centre. A final “Mounted Charge” by Roman cavalry ends the match prematurely.
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Roman 6 - Helvetii 7
As an experiment, the Romans attempted an aggressive start with the cavalry (as one might imagine, this turned out to be a serious mistake). In the end Julius Caesar never moved and the Helvetians managed to win also thanks to the escape of 2 units).
Mark-McG replied the topic:
6 years 5 months ago
Helvetii Army can gain a maximum of 2 VP exiting 2 units off the map. - presumably off the Roman edge, and 1 VP per unit.