These are photographs from the first game in our new first Punic war campaign, the "Scramble for Sicily". The campaign is being run by my friend Mike (black shirt middle of the photo to the left). This was a battle in which Rome (right side players Phil, Ralph and Randy) attacked Syracuse (left side Michael, Charlie, Greg and Bob). The romans had 5 wings present at the battle and the Syracuse army had three reinforced wings - about the same amount of troops as 4 wings. The battle started off with the Greg having some really hot dice for Syracuse, but in the end the rolls evened out and Rome's advantage in numbers bore fruit for them. Syracuse abandoned the field suffering greater losses than Rome.
The games for this campaign will be run using Ralph's home brew rules, "Hannibal at the Gates". So far they're looking like a lot of fun. For this game I helped Mike host the game setting up terrain and providing the space. In future games I'll also be a player as I'm one of the Carthaginian wing commanders.