Victory Results:
 65 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  35 %
Total plays 85 - Last reported by Mark-McG on 2024-05-09 09:59:12

Historical Background

After the Eastern Roman Empire stopped its tribute to the Huns around the year 444 AD, Attila’s army again invaded the Balkan regions of the Eastern Empire. Unfortunately, many veteran Byzantine formations had been withdrawn to counter the Vandal threat in Sicily. The only Roman force readily available was under the command of Arnegisclus, but it did contain sizeable contingents of Heavy Cavalry and mounted archers. The Roman army that moved westwards to engage the Hunnic army in the Roman province of Dacia Ripensis, was most likely a combined force of about 25,000.
Attila’s raiding army was perhaps of similar size. The details about Attila’s raid, which culminated in the battle of Utus, as well as the events afterwards, are very obscure. History records that the Romans were defeated, but it seems that losses were severe for both sides.
Arnegisclus’ horse was killed and he fought bravely on foot until he was cut down. The battle of Utus in 447 AD was the last of a series of bloody pitched battles between the Eastern Roman Empire and the Huns. Losses were heavy enough that Attila continued raiding south with only a small force of Hun cavalry until stopped at Thermopylae. Peace was again restored when a treaty was signed a year later in 448 AD in which the Eastern Roman Empire agreed to again pay Attila a large annual tribute. The Byzantines quickly rebuilt their armies, and Attila did not threaten the Balkans again, looking instead toward the weaker Western Roman Empire.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

War Council

Hun Army (Use Tan blocks)

• Leader: Attila
• 5 Command Cards
• 4 Inspired Action tokens
• Move First

Roman Army (Use Purple blocks)

• Leader: Arnegisclus
• 5 Command Cards
• 2 Inspired Action tokens


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Special Rules

  • The Hun Medium and Heavy Cavalry units are armed with bows.
  • The Roman Medium and Heavy Cavalry units are not armed with bows.


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ozzie replied the topic:
3 months 1 week ago
A 9-8 win to the Huns in a slog-fest of attritional combat. The Romans lost most of the legions and heavy cavalry, the Huns all their heavy cavalry and most warband. A last-ditch assault by Roman MC almost won the day, but in the end cost them the game.
Riclev replied the topic:
9 months 3 days ago
I don't think this is as one-sided as the stats suggest.  The Huns won 9-7, but had I as the Romans had better cards (at the end I was unable to order any units) I might have sneaked a victory.
ozzie replied the topic:
1 year 5 months ago
Two easy wins for the Huns. Hun shooting was dominant followed by Fire & Close attacks from the heavy cavalry. The Roman infantry is fairly impotent to stop it and the Roman cavalry just got blown away. Very one-sided games, but still a challenge for all the players to see what they could do with the Romans. I'm sure that if the Huns got a bad hand of cards, it might be different, but only the Roman infantry can get on the move and close with the Hun Auxiliaries before the Huns can establish their potent shooting line.
Magmik replied the topic:
3 years 1 month ago
Byzantine win 9-3
i.taino replied the topic:
3 years 6 months ago
Bizantini vincono 9-2
esparver73 replied the topic:
3 years 11 months ago
The Huns destroyed the Roman center using heavy cavalry, though they took some losses. The Roman left managed to push back the Huns using ranged attacks and some cavalry and on the Hun left a steady advance pushed the Romans to the limit of the field an a final Cry Havoc card with an inspired action bonus managed to kill three units for a 9-3 win.
Cro Magnon replied the topic:
4 years 1 day ago
Huns win 9-1.
Tuscan Centurion replied the topic:
4 years 6 months ago
A slog at first with cavalry action on the Byzantine right flank that had each side even (3-3) then Byzantine infantry advanced in the centre and broke the Hunnic line and some Hun Cavalry. (6-4). Then the Byzantine left pushed passed the Hun cavalry and archers and cleaned up the routed remnants of the centre to win comfortably (9-5).
marcR replied the topic:
4 years 6 months ago
Byzantine victories 9-4 & 9-8 in H2H play.
Louis replied the topic:
4 years 9 months ago
My first game was a close run thing: Huns(Erik) against Romans(me).

In the end the Romans won 9-8.
Erik Uitdebroeck replied the topic:
4 years 10 months ago
The Huns won twice:
9-7 and 9-3.
g1ul10 replied the topic:
4 years 10 months ago
Played the scenario twice. Two victories for the Huns: 9-5 and 9-4.
kostas63 replied the topic:
4 years 10 months ago
Dopo la prima partita per abituarsi alle nuove regole (Medium Infantry che muove a 2!) anche la seconda partita finisce con la vittoria degli Unni (9-5) sul fiume Utus. Grandi movimenti di Cavalleria per entrambi ma lo sfondamento del centro bizantino da parte dei Warriors Unni (che si sono sacrificati tutti) decide lo scontro.
marcR replied the topic:
4 years 11 months ago
Hun victories in H2H play. 9-4 & 9-3
Hawkmoon replied the topic:
4 years 11 months ago
2 victories for the Huns : 9/4 & 9/6