Second Punic War Campaign (218-202 BC)

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This campaign features the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage. It is intended for two players who take opposite sides, one playing Rome and the other Carthage, in all scenarios. The campaign is composed of 12 scenarios, divided in three parts: Militia Italica, covering the battles fought in the Italian peninsula, Militia Hispanica, covering the battles fought in Spain and, for the final phase of the war, Militia Africana, containing the two famous engagements in North Africa. All scenarios composing the campaign are form the Command & Colors: Ancients base game. Players can decide to play the entire campaign or just one of the three parts. In any case, the winner of the campaign is decided by the difference in the total number of banners scored by the two players in all played scenarios. Scenarios are played according to their original rules, with no modification. Thus, it is possible that in one specific scenario one side is favored.
Scenarios unbalance, however, is accounted for in the final result tables. After playing all relevant scenarios, compute the difference of the total number of banners won by the Roman player minus the total number of banners won by the Carthaginian player and look up the result in the final result table. Separate final result tables are provided for each single Militia and for the entire campaign. For ease of reference, scenarios are indicated with their name and a two digit number referring to their progressive position in the scenario book. Players might want to print this document and use the list of scenarios for scoring.

 

 Militia Italica

Name Rome Scored Banners Carthage Scored Banners
004 Ticinus River (218 BC)    
005 Trebbia (218 BC)    
006 Lake Trasimenus (217 BC)    
007 Cannae (216 BC)    
009 2nd Beneventum (214 BC)    
012 Metaurus (207 BC)    
Total banners    

 

Banners Difference Final Result
-11 or less Major Carthaginian Victory
from -10 to 6 Minor Carthaginian Victory
from -5 to 3 Tie
from 4 to 8 Minor Roman Victory
9 or more Major Roman Victory

 

 Militia Hispanica

Name Rome Scored Banners Carthage Scored Banners
008 Dertosa (Ebro) (215 BC)    
010 Castulo (211 BC)    
011 Baecula (208 BC)    
013 Ilipa (206 BC)    
Total banners    

 

Banners Difference Final Result
-4 or less Major Carthaginian Victory
from -3 to 0 Minor Carthaginian Victory
from 1 to 8 Tie
from 9 to 12 Minor Roman Victory
13 or more Major Roman Victory

 

 Militia Africana

Name Rome Scored Banners Carthage Scored Banners
014 Great Plains (203 BC)    
015 Zama (202 BC)    
Total banners    

 

Banners Difference Final Result
-5 or less Major Carthaginian Victory
from -4 to -2 Minor Carthaginian Victory
from -1 to 3 Tie
from 4 to 6 Minor Roman Victory
7 or more Major Roman Victory

 

Complete Campaign

Play all 12 scenarios listed before, compute the banners difference and use the following final result table.

Banners Difference Final Result
-9 or less Major Carthaginian Victory
from -8 to -3 Minor Carthaginian Victory
from -2 to 11 Tie
from 12 to 18 Minor Roman Victory
19 or more Major Roman Victory

 

CREDITS
The final result tables are based on scenario statistics found in www.commandsandcolors.net, built from hundreds of reports by tenths of players. This campaign is dedicated to them.

 

Version 1.0, August, 26 2020 by g1ul10

 

Approximate location of battles: Militia Italica (blue), Militia Hispanica (yellow) and Militia Africana (red).

 

Hannibal at Cannae by H. Leutemann

 

The Battle of Zama by C. Cort

 

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