Another 25mm historical match up with my Carthaginians taking on Gordon's Republican Romans. As with the last couple of games (and inspired by winning last time!) I put a bit of thought into the list again and went for a fairly large army, one command of mainly Spanish troops plus an elephant, one of Libyan Spearmen and Balearic Slingers and one of cavalry and Numidian skirmish infantry. Most of the mounted and skirmishers were elite as well.
The idea was to surprise Gordon by wanting to put down a lot of difficult terrain and hopefully use the armies speed and manoeuvrability to outwit the more plodding Romans. As usual the plan didn't last long as Gordon won the initiative and decided to attack in the plains so no difficult terrain for me!
The Romans deployed a considerable number of Legionaries supported by medium swordsmen and a few javelin skirmishers plus an elephant of their own. Somewhat bafflingly for me I'd not realised the previously set-in-stone Republican list no longer had a compulsory fortified camp, cavalry and Triarii none of which Gordon had:
Libyan Spearmen watch on as the Romans display their impressive drill: