Victory Results:
 34 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  66 %
Total plays 38 - Last reported by SimSportPlyr on 2023-02-27 16:58:55

Historical Background
Caesar’s assassination plunged the Roman world into chaos and civil war. On one side was the Second Triumvirate of Mark Anthony, Aemilius Lepidus, and Octavian, Caesar’s nephew, which aimed to avenge Caesar’s murder. Opposing them were the assassins Marcus Brutus and Gaius Cassius, who sought to re-establish the Republic. The Republicans levied a large army in the east and set up camp near Philippi in Macedonia. With ample supplies, the fortified Republican position between two hills and a marsh seemed impregnable. When Mark Antony and Octavian arrived with their large veteran army, they camped a short distance from the Republicans’ fortified position. Beset with supply problems, Antony constructed a causeway through the marsh and only then attacked. Capturing the high ground forced Cassius to weaken his front. Brutus marched out to take Antony in the flank, and Octavian in turn marched forward to engage Brutus’ forces. Brutus’ Republican legions defeated Octavian’s forces and captured his camp. Meanwhile, Cassius lost his camp to Antony’s outflanking force. Falsely believing Brutus had also been defeated, Cassius committed suicide. The battle ended with both sides overextended and each returned to their original lines to wait for another day to decide who would win.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Light Infantry       Medium Infantry       Heavy Infantry       Medium Cavalry           Leader  
4       8       2       4           2  
Light Infantry     Auxilia Medium Infantry       Heavy Infantry       Medium Cavalry           Leader  
5     1 6       3       4           3  

War Council

Republican Army
Leaders: Cassius & Brutus
5 Command Cards      

Triumvirate Army
Leaders: Antony & Octavian
5 Command Cards      
Move First

8 Banners

Special Rules
When a unit occupies an enemy camp hex at the start of the owning player's turn, remove the camp terrain tile hex and collect one Victory Banner.

The Julian Legions rule is in effect. for both armies.

The three hills on the right are impassable.

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GF1954 replied the topic:
3 years 4 months ago
2 solitaire games with both sides winning by the score of 8 - 6.
Lastall replied the topic:
3 years 10 months ago
The key to this map is (and for most maps if we're honest) is the cards. If the Trimmvirate army has cards for the left flank (working the hills) and can shoot throughout the battle, then they will curb stomp the Republican Army.
mk20336 replied the topic:
4 years 2 weeks ago
They had it coming, poor traitors!
TomKnight3 replied the topic:
4 years 2 weeks ago
Great, fast game tonight with lots of drama. Cassius and Brutus both die due to ranged combat! The battle started off with the Triumvirate's unnamed general doing heavy damage to the Republican right flank. He died in battle but did the job. Several plays of Light Troops allowed for showers of arrows to take out several medium troops and light troops, including Cassius and Brutus. Both Octavian and Antony never moved. An extraordinary game to say the least.