Rome power at stake

Defending the Limes is a one day tournament inspired to 3rd century crisis, with romans fighting the many barbarian foes trying to make inroads in the empire. There are so many intresting armies to use that choice was difficult. In the end I decided to defend the empire, and picked middle imperial roman.

Middle Imperial Romans have many powerful enemies, mostly based on warbands and knights, so I decided to try to organize the army to exploit the better command and control, but also to have a solid front able to withstand the enemy charges.

The army list was that:

C1- CiC RCvO, 4 RCvO, 4 RLhO, 3 RKnX, 4 RBdX, 4 RPsO - 28ME

C2- SG RCvO, 6 RBdS - 18ME

C3- SG RCvO, 8 RBdO, 4 RPsO, 8 RAxO, 2 RArtF - 24ME

C4- 5 RBgF - 10

The pretorians would be the pip dump corps, with the CiC having the manouver and strike force. C3 had the role to deploy close to a difficult going and adopt a defensive stance, using artillery to force an enemy attack or eventually advancing if the tactical situation would allow this. C1 had several tool at disposal and would be in the end the battle winner.

These were the two battle fought

Game 1

Game 2

The army was successful. In both games I defended and had a very good terrain, that helped a lot to disrupt a plain frontal charge, letting the romans fight with a tactical advantage.

The BdX were decisive in both games, facing two knight armies, and now I'm convinced they are well worth their price. Using all of them was a good idea.

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