This was another of the 'unofficial' CCA scenarios written by Jim Duncan, and followed on from the game reported a couple of weeks ago. Once again a Greek force - mostly composed of mercenaries and malcontents - under one Hermocrates faced a Carthaginian army defending the approaches to the city of Motya.
The initial setup, with the Carthaginians to the top. The three sections of ramparts mark the causeway leading to Motya - the rest of the top row is coastline.
The starting positions, seen from the Greek side.
Another view of the setup - taken from my vantage point on the Greek left.
The Greeks repel an attack by Carthaginian light troops.
The Greek right advances - casualties on both sides are numerous. The Carthaginians had the worst of this engagement but they took quite a few hoplites with them.
All agreed that this unit of Carthaginian Auxiliaries deserved a (posthumous) photo given the casualties they had inflicted on the Greeks.
The Carthaginian left flank has collapsed and battered but angry hoplites bear down on the increasingly nervous Carthaginians.
Closeup of the victorious hoplite unit - old (and definitely veteran!) Garrison figures.
The Greeks realise that the Carthaginian general is still in their midst - he narrowly escaped death when the warriors he had accompanied perished.
The Greek light cavalry make threatening moves.
Light infantry join in the Greek attack.
The Greek cavalry infantry rolled some lucky dice!
The Greek centre finally joins in, while light troops sweep round the flanks, securing victory!
The Greek light infantry unit captures the entrance to the causeway. More veterans from JR's attic - Hinchliffe this time.