|Syracusans deployed on the left, Carthaginians on the right|
|Opposite end of the table|
|Carthaginian left flank|
|Syracusan right flank is rather congested|
Last Friday afternoon Garry came over to my place and we played an Early Carthaginian versus Syracusan Mortem et Gloriam (MeG) game out in the shed. It was a Magna sized game of 7000 points a side and we both actually had a hard time fitting all the troops on the 6 x 4 foot gaming mat. In future we will probably use the full length and breadth of my rickety old table tennis with a 9 x 5 foot mat.
The Carthaginians were the attackers and wasted no time in advancing and the Syracusans did like wise. An early charge by the Syracusan light cavalry saw the Numidians evade. The entire Carthaginian line then charged into the Syracusans. The Syracusan Campanian cavalry were routed and casualties started to mount on both sides with gaps appearing in the lines. In the end we ran out of time again and the game was a draw but a result didn't feel that far off.
|Carthaginian chariots declare a charge|
|Carthaginians charge the Syracusans|
|Campanian cavalry are routed and casualties mount on both sides|
|Game ends in a draw|
|Carthaginian citizen spearmen|