Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Battle of Ad Salices - Dux Bellorum

View of the table from the Roman lines

View from the Goth lines
Roman left flank

Roman right flank

Goth left flank

Goth right flank

Goth cavalry charges 

Cavalry on the Goth left flank close

Then charge

Infantry advance

Cavalry melee

Last Sunday Craig, Garry and I met down at the Vikings Club in Lanyon, for a Dux Bellorum game with Late Romans and Goths, the Battle of Ad Salices in 377 AD. Craig and Garry were the Roman commanders, Richomeres and Frigeridus and I was the Goth commander Fritigern. Ad Salicum translates as towards the willows, hence the willow trees on the table. In our game after many rounds of close combat the Romans were able to wear down the Goth right flank and eventually it broke.

Goth right flank reforms

Goth infantry charge

Fritigern's Comitatus charge

Infantry slog it out

Skirmishers threaten a flank by the willows

Romans charge Goth warriors on the flank

Roman shieldwall wears the Goths down

Goth left flank survives another round of fighting

Goth right flank routs

Roman shieldwall wins the day

Goth left flanks remains


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Michal, the Roman shieldwall troops are pretty tough with these rules.

  2. Great looking battle,I love the mounted Goths!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, they're excellent the Footsore Goth figures.

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Craig, hopefully we'll play some more Late Roman vs Goths games.

  4. Impressive battlefield with marvelous troops, Mike! Inspiring stuff.

    1. Thanks Dean, it was good to give the Goths a run.


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