A week ago the Punic Campaign began with a naval battle game. The loser of the game would have to make the first campaign moves. The winner having the advantage of moving second after see their opponents moves. The campaign rules can be found here.
|The opening game was a naval battle would determine Rome as the losing side would make the first campaign turn moves.|
The campaign starts with Carthaginians having armies in Spain and Africa and the Romans with armies in Northern and Southern Italy. The armies are shown as circles, green for Carthage and red for Rome. The green square is for Hannibal and there will be a red square for Scipio the Younger. These are exceptional leaders who can influence battles.
|Opening campaign positions|
|The opening moves|
The Romans decided to recruit in Northern Italy, shown with an "R", and have two armies march into Spain. While another army was shipped to Africa. Carthage's response was to recruit in Africa and have Hannibal and one army march to Northern Italy.
There will be three battles fought in this first campaign turn. They will be fought clock-wise, the first land battle game will be fought in Spain, followed by Norther Italy, and finally Africa.