|Sulla and Crassus confer|
|Samnite/Marian right flank|
|Samnite/Marian left flank|
|Samnite/Marian left flank suffers heavy casualties|
|It is a slaughter!|
Last Sunday morning down at the club Garry, Craig and I played two games of the Battle of Colline Gate scenario for Command and Colors Ancients (CCA). In the first game Craig and Garry were Sulla and Crassus, controlling the Colline Gate, while I was the Samnite/Marian commander Pontius Telesinus, encamped outside the city. This game was over fairly quickly as Crassus swept the field and annihilated the Samnite/Marian left flank. The Samnites were able to counter attack on their right flank but it proved to be too little, too late.
In the second game we swapped sides and this game was a bit closer but still over fairly quickly. The Samnites staged a stunning reversal of form and were able to win a notable 5-3 victory points result! Thanks to Craig and Garry for the fun games, I always really enjoy these CCA games, even when I get slaughtered. After lunch Garry and I played an Etruscan versus Samnite Basic Impetus game but I will put the photos of this game in a seperate post.
|Crassus sweeps the field|
|Pontius Telesinus leads the Samnite counter attack|
|Sulla and troops emerge from the gate to mop up the field|
|The Samnites go down fighting|
|Sulla's forces claim an easy victory|