|Romans deployed, Belgae lurk in the woods|
|Belgae charge across the river, Romans are disordered|
|LC and skirmishers fight briefly before routing|
|XIII and XIV legions with baggage arrive on the table|
|Viromanui and Atrebates are pushed back|
|Nervii attack repeatedly|
On Wednesday afternoon Rick and Garry came over to my place and we played another 28mm Strength and Honour game out in the shed. The scenario was the battle of Sabis 57 BC with Rick and Garry commanding the Gauls (Belgae), and I commanded the Romans. We modified the scenario slightly adding in some light cavalry, a single unit for the Belgae and two for the Romans - Numidians and Treveri. The light cavalry and skirmishers performed pretty much as expected, fighting briefly before routing, as they did in the actual battle!
The Romans were extremely lucky at the start of the game rallying all four disordered legions in the first turn of the game. They also had the reinforcements, the XIII and XIV legions with the baggage train, arrive on the table exactly in turn three. Despite this it was quite a prolonged struggle that lasted many turns with quite a few twists in fortune and many push backs for both sides. In the end we ran out of time, the Romans had the upper hand, the Belgae were demoralised but a result was still a few turns away.
|Viromanui and Atrebates are pushed back over the river|
|They rally and fight back|
|Nervii are pushed back|
|Romans hold the line|
|Romans are pushed back|
|Belgae force is demoralised|