Victory Results:
 44 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  56 %
Total plays 57 - Last reported by Riclev on 2023-06-22 08:48:16

Historical Background
After his serious defeat at the Battle of Placentia at the hands of the Alemanni, Emperor Aurelian rallied and re-grouped his troops and started in pursuit. The Alemanni were moving towards Rome, producing great fear in the city. Rome had grown beyond the old city walls and much of the city was completely exposed to enemy attack. Aurelian finally caught up to the rear of the Germanic horde and forced a fight near Fano. The Alamanni turned to fight just before crossing the Metaurus River which was their undoing. Pinned against the river, the Alemanni were unable to maneuver or give any ground. When the main Alemanni line broke, many of the tribal warriors were drowned as they attempted to retreat. The shattered remnants of the Alemmani now headed north, away from Rome, with Aurelian in hot pursuit.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

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

War Council

Leader: Not kown
5 Command Cards      

Roman Army
Leader: Emperor Aurelian
5 Command Cards      
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Special Rules
Imperial Legions rule is in effect for the Romans.

The river is not passable.

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Riclev replied the topic:
10 months 3 weeks ago
Bucking the trend in the statistics above and the commentary below, we have seen two Alemanni wins at 6-5 and 6-1. In the first game, at 5-4 to the Alemanni, the Roman player risked all in a charge foreword which managed to eliminate the required two units: had it failed, they would have lost in the next Alemanni card play. The second game hinged on an Alemanni cavalry charge combined with a weak Roman hand. This game is good.
Mark-McG replied the topic:
7 years 10 months ago
In MT51 (2014), this scenario was played by 6 different pairs, and there were 6 Roman wins ranging from 6-0 to 6-5 (three 6-5, two 6-4 and a 6-0 Roman win)
sushidog replied the topic:
7 years 10 months ago
Current record is 3/7 Allemanni/Roman, but I bet this one comes out more evenly. The Alemanni MCs can be a difference maker with their bonus combat.