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001 Utus River (447 AD)

Victory Results:
 63 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  38 %
Total plays 16 - Last reported by marcR on 2019-10-06 17:25:39

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 Unfortunately, many veteran Byzantine formations had been withdrawn to counter the Vandal threat in Sicily.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


9 Banners

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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Louis replied the topic: #81 1 month 2 weeks 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: #80 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Huns won twice:
9-7 and 9-3.
g1ul10 replied the topic: #78 2 months 3 weeks ago
Played the scenario twice. Two victories for the Huns: 9-5 and 9-4.
kostas63 replied the topic: #76 3 months 1 week 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: #74 3 months 3 weeks ago
Hun victories in H2H play. 9-4 & 9-3
Hawkmoon replied the topic: #55 4 months 4 days ago
2 victories for the Huns : 9/4 & 9/6

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