BackgroundA Hun raiding force intent on pillaging the soft interior of the nearest Roman province cross the border river and encounter a minimal Roman defence. Local Roman forces are on the scene and must hold out until the mobile reserve arrives.
Roman briefingYou are Solar Plexus, Governor of Tibia Province and further from
You are Horrid the Hun, leader of the Horrid Horde and cousin (twice removed) of Attilla himself. To get in a little practice now that the new campaign season is underway you have decided to lay waste to the local Roman province, Tibia. Things have gone well and you have managed to cross the border river unopposed and only now have you come across some resistance from local Roman forces. You have odds of 2:1 however and plan on moving in to the soft interior shortly.
Roman forces and set-upLocal forces - Enter on road in column on turn 1.
4 x 4Bd (Border legions), 1 x 3Cv (Old style
Mobile forces - Enter on road in column on a roll of 6 on turn 2; 5-6 on turn 3, etc.
3 x 4Aux (Auxilia Palatina), 1 x 2Ps (Lanciarii?), 2 x 3Cv (Vexillationes).
Hunnic forces and set-upDeploy anywhere in indicated area of map.
1 x 3Cv (Nobles), 5 x 2LH (Huns), 1 x 4Wb + 2 x 3Kn + 2 x 2Ps (Germans).
- Troops deploy as indicated in set-up above.
- The Roman General must be within the local forces.
- Break point for Huns is any 4 elements.
- Break point for the Roman local forces is 2 elements, rising to 4 elements when the mobile forces arrive.
- If the local forces break before the reinforcements arrive then break point for the mobile force is also 2 elements.
- Once they have arrived on table the mobile force requires no movement points to move so long as it is still moving in column towards the General. Once within 1,200p of the General it pays points as usual.
The river is difficult (elements must roll 2 or more to cross) and the hill is bad going.
OptionsTo give the Romans a better chance how about giving the Germans -1 in all combat rolls for lack of enthusiasm?
To swing things back again, give the local forces -1 to reflect their lower status.