For those gamers who cannot get enough of dead and fleeing Romans (or rather Romans who are soon about to so) here are some more "closer to the action" photos of the current Roman study of battlefield hubris.
The horror now behind the Roman left flank, the rampant and seemingly unstoppable angry Nellie.
(Below) The elephant attack is not looking too good for Rome from this angle either. Even the fabled Roman ballista on the right of the picture missed its chance to save the day.
Meanwhile desperate times. The Roman C-in-C has his hands full commanding a vastly outnumbered battleline consisting of a less-than-keen-to-be-here Gallic warband and some a light. Remember there us nothing friendly to a Roman on the left, i.e.outside the pan of the photo.
Meanwhile in "the angle" there is no longer any such thing as a contiguous line and the Roman cavalry seem to have bitten off more than they can chew.
The Romans cannot but help leaving flanks uncovered and opportunities abound for Carthaginian "closing the door" moves.
One last legion (or rather knot of legionnaires) looks solid amidst the swirling chaos, maybe they can retire in a semblance of good order and bear the bad news back to Rome (to send them into a state of panic).
In my (Greek players) defence I can only but say the boot has been often (all too often) on the other foot. The recuperative powers of Rome in this board game are well known, however these are certainly testing times. Can those strong walls of Rome save them yet again?
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