The Battle of Catalaunian Fields


The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (or Fields), also called the Battle of Châlons sur Marne, took place in AD 451 between a coalition led by the Visigothic king Theodoric I and the Roman general Flavius Aëtius, against the Huns and their allies commanded by their leader Attila. It was one of the last major military operations of the Western Roman Empire, although the Visigothic soldiers formed the core of the allied army. The battle resulted in a tactical defeat for the Huns and considerably hindered their attempt to conquer western Europe, although the Visigothic king Theodoric I was killed. The Huns, after Attila death, were later destroyed by a coalition of Germanic peoples at the Battle of Nedao in 454

The two coalitions that fought this battle will be represented by three players for each side: each one will command a single 300AP corps made from the following list:

Romans alliance

Patrician Roman - II/82 Western in Gaul, lead by Aetius

Alan - II/58 - Alan army must field 24 IBdI, lead by Sangiban

Visigothic - II/83, lead by Theodoric


Hunnic Horde


Hunnic - II/80 - Western Huns fielding 24 IWbO, lead by Attila

Ostrogothic - II/67, lead by Valamir

Gepid - II/71, lead by Ardaric


The general of each contingent will have the -1 pip bonus and will be always reliable.


The battlefield will be 270 by 120 cm large. Romans will deploy and move first.

Battlefield and deployment


Battle report






This time the battle was won by Hunnic horde, that swept away first the Visigothic corps and then the Alans in the center. The Roman were stopped from destroying the disheartened Gepid by the rout of their army: 22-3 for Attila.