Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Roman patrol attacked .....

A patrol from Legio X with some auxilaries has been on routine patrol to the north of the legionary fortress in the old tribal territory of the Nasturces; they are on the return leg of their journey....

The patrol move slowly through a valley .....
 A couple of gallic warriors can see them approaching
 The patrol moves along, with some auxiliary archers scouting ahead ...
 As they near a small river the romans form up, after seeing a small band of gallic warriors blocking their way
 The number of gauls facing them is growing .....
 As they get close to the river, they can see more gauls arriving to their front, then a group of warriors appears from a small copse and attacks their left flank 
 An eagle-eyed soldier in the nearby watchtower, spots the trouble and lights the fire signal (it will be some time before help can arrive ...)
 The attack on the roman left flank is repulsed, and the gauls melt away into the woods ...
 Another war-band joins the gauls on the other side of the river...
 As the romans move forward the gauls charge at them .....
 The attack on the roman left flank is seen of by the auxiliaries, while the legionaries hold the line at the ford....
 The gauls charge back into the roman left flank,  the legionaries are starting to cut the gauls down at the ford ....
 The legionaries push forward across the river ....
 After taking more casualties the gauls finally lose their nerve and rout ..........
 After making sure the remaining wounded gauls are dead,  the romans reform the patrol column and head towards the watchtower....
The patrol reaches the watchtower and takes refuge behind the pallisade; they will wait for support before they start back to the legionary fortress......

2 comments:

  1. Gripping stuff. Effective way of doing the watchtower, saves space.

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