Here are some pictures of the set up.
|This is the Celtic village which was the objective for the Roman players.|
|An overview of the field. The Roman camp is in the foreground. The Celts would win if they could capture this.|
|This is the Roman second line. They would make a dash for the village towards the end of the game which would have a calamitous result.|
|This is the Roman 1st line of three battle groups.|
|This is the king's retinue and last line of defense for the village.|
|The Celtic left flank made up of two large battle groups.|
In the center, the Roman cavalry moved out to engage the Celtic infantry. Greatly outnumbered, the horsemen were driven back.
The Roman right moved slowly and was hindered by two woodlots. They would not be much of a factor in the game.
On the last turn, the Roman second line rolled well and was able to advance within striking distance of the village. But the Celts rolled equally well, were able to turn a battle group of infantry onto the flank of the hearty cohorts and crush them. Technically, the game was a draw, but the Celts had done a lot of damage to the Romans and claimed a victory without too much argument from the Roman players.
One of the students brought cookies for everyone. He had taken a picture of the troops with his phone earlier in the week and had that used by the bakery to decorate the cookies. The things we can do with technology these days!