The Battle - cont.
The Roman army quickmarches to the top of the hill so that the Greek garrision is level with them.
Amulius: "Prepare to charge, men!"
Roman Soldier: "Just...give...us...a...moment...to...breathe..."
<five minutes later>
After stopping to rest, the Romans begin advancing on the Greek garrision. The two hastati units each line up to attack a Militia Hoplite unit, while the Equites ride off to take down the Archers and Aulus circles around the Garrision to the right. The Mercenary Hoplites move to block the Greek Garrision commander from hitting my Hastati.
Hoplite Mercenary: "To the last man!"
The Equites get too close to the Greek force and the peltasts charge out at them. Sadly, they seem to have forgotten the fact that being on foot does not in fact make you faster than a cavalryman, and they go off on a wild horse chase.
Peltast: "LOOKIT PONY PONY PONY WANT THE PONY!"
The Velites begin bombarding the Militia Hoplite units. The Equites charge the Greek archers which have hidden themselves away behind their own lines. Unfortunately, said archers have Wolverine-grade damage resistance and take 20+ cavalrymen charging in the face with minimal damage.
Equite (sp?): "How the hell are these guys still standing? UURRRRK!"
Aulus maximises his frontage and simultaneously charges the Peltasts and the right-hand Militia Hoplites. Because he can.
Aulus: "We have them n-"
The Greek General charges the Equites who are promptly butchered to a man.
The Velites unit runs out of sitcks to throw and throws itself into the melee between the 1st Hastati and the second Militia Hoplite unit.
''Velites Commander; "Ready......Aim.....Charge!"'
The weight of this impact breaks the militiamen, and the resulting morale drop causes all but the Greek general and the archers to run and flee. Aulus' bodyguards, keen to avenge their commander, run down the peltasts and militiamen in short order, then break off to crush the archers. Meanwhile, Amulius, overcome with rage, charges his bodyguards right into the numerically superior Greek general and kills all but the general himself
, who wisely decides to GTFO and only just escapes the pursuing Amulius. Finally, Aulus' guard charges home and cuts down the majority of the archers, the remainders of which only just make it back over the battlefield line.
The field belongs again to the Romans, but at what cost?
edited 31st Jul '10 4:27:26 PM by IniquitusV2