GI05 Battle of Mons Lactarius 552AD

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Historical Background

The two armies camped near Mount Vesuvius for more than two months in close proximity to each other, without clashing directly. The situation changed when the Byzantines intercept the Ostrogoth fleet which, through the river, supplied the Ostrogoth army. This forces the Ostrogoths to fall back on the Lattari Mountains. But soon they understood their mistake, being up there without any food for themselves and for the horses. Having no other choice, the Ostrogoths, therefore, decided to face the imperials in a desperate battle, descending from the mountains and attacking the enemy. In the battle, fought in October 552, the Ostrogoths fight with great honor, putting in difficulty the Byzantines, who, surprised by the sudden attack, were not properly deployed. In particular, Teia displayed his heroic value, undergoing constant attacks on his person by the Imperials. Only on one occasion was his chest uncovered, and on that occasion he was hit by a fortuitous dart, being killed.

War Council

Ostrogoth Army (Use Tan blocks and Byzantine Inspired Action)
• Leader: Teia
• 5 Command Cards
• 3 Inspired Action tokens
• Move First

Byzantine Army (Use Purple blocks)
• Leader: Narses
• 5 Command Cards
• 3 Inspired Action tokens

Victory
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Special Rules
• The Byzantine Super Heavy and Medium Cavalry units are armed with bows.

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