|Armies deployed, view from the Roman side|
|View from the Carthaginian side|
|Spanish and Gallic cavalry under Hasdrubal|
Last Tuesday afternoon Rick came over to my place with his 6mm armies and we played a Command and Colors Ancients (CCA) game out in the shed. The scenario was the Battle of Cannae, we diced for sides and I got the Romans. The single base of figures on the five inch hexes looked a bit strange, but Rick didn't quite have enough figures to double the unit sizes which would have looked a lot better.
This was a very quick and one sided game with most of the action taking place on the two flanks. The Spanish and Gallic cavalry under Hasdrubal were particularly effective and really hammered the Roman Hastati. Rick's dice rolling was on fire and he wiped out entire units with four hits on at least three occasions. No surprises then that Carthaginians scored a massive victory with 7-2 victory points.
|Numidian light cavalry|
|Action on the Roman left flank|
|Hasdrubal's cavalry hammer the Roman Hastati|
|Roman cavalry, the final unit destroyed|