Moesia Invasion

The Roxolani, after some successful raids, decided to take advantage of the Roman army committment and invade the danubuan province.

The nomad army was all mounted, with the armoured cavalry under the direct command of Fredgetheusa, the king. The Roman army is deployed on the right in the picture.

The battlefield was quite open, along a minor river flowing into the  Danube

The Roman Commander had a defensive stance because he sent on a flank march his cavalry corps


The nomad army advanced with the nobles corps leading the way


On turn 2 the flank march was spotted, and the Roxolani immediately reacted halting their medium cavalry and preparing to face the oncoming romans


The roman cavalry was greatly outnumbered, and manouvered to avoid the fight


The Roxolani, eager to fight, advanced to engage the outflankers. The roman infantry in the meantime advanced out of their defensive position .


The Roxolani king soon found his command unsupported, engaged frontally by a legion and with a flank open to enemy


The roman cavalry situation was desperate, but the roxolani manouver created plenty of opportunity for the regular roman army to be exploited.


The Roxolani nobles, engaged, did what they do best: charge!!


The Roman cavalry was doomed, but tried to hold as long as possible to let the army win in other sectors


The Roman infantry held its ground and started to flank and rear attack the lancers


The Roxolani medium cavalry in the meantime fought the roman cavalry that opposed a strong defence.


Another crisis for the Roxolani, when the Roman auxilia along the river catched and engaged a nomad detachment. Losses mounted.


Finally the Roman cavalry corps breaks


The Roxolani CiC survives to a rear attack, but the army has taken too much losses and breaks


The Roman plan was sound, with such an open battlefield. Roxolani used too many troops to deal with the flank march. They destroyed the threat, but left unsupported the IKnF that were slowly picked off one by one.

A Great victory for the Roman commander DJ Max, that received the title of "Sarmaticus" for his exploit.


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