We are doing state testing at school, so I thought it might be nice to have a battle after we were done on Friday to let off some steam. Five students and a fellow teacher showed up and we had a good time.
I had painted up some additional Roman cavalry, including two units of Numidian light horse, and I wanted to give them a taste of action. I must say,they did me proud.
It was a very simple scenario; six Gaul units faced off against five Roman. The only objective was to beat the divisions in front of you.
On the Roman left, the cavalry off both sides, both worth two medium and two light units, advanced into contact. The Gaul's got the initial advantage, breaking a Roman medium unit. The Gaul light units also took out two sections of scorpions, but that would be the high water mark as the other Roman horsemen came on strong and drove the barbarians from the field over the course of the next three turns.
Over on the other side of the table, the Gauls failed three consecutive initiative rolls. When they finally got going they had some initial successes, but in the end, the better disciplined legionaires were grinding their way to a victory when we had to wrap things up.
We all felt more comfortable with the rules and had a good time.