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Friday, Sept 15th

Start time 6:00 PM, 4 hour gaming period. 2 games.

Game 1 Cannae Romans Vs Carthaginians
Scale 28mm. All gaming tools and figures supplied
Rule set Armati 2

Battle of Cannae 2 August 216
Hannibal, the great Carthaginian General, had defeated the Romans at Trebbia, in 218 BC, and Lake Trasimene in 217 BC. He appeared unstoppable.
The Romans sent out another army under the command of two Consuls, Gaius Varro and Lucius Pallus. It was the military custom of the Romans to rotate the command of the army on a daily basis. This was done to prevent any one Consul from gaining too much power and thus become a threat to the Republic. (See Caesar in the next century)
Varro was aggressive and wanted to attack the Carthaginians but Pallus wanted to delay the attack. It was Varro’s turn to command and so the Romans attacked.
The Carthaginians achieved a historic victory – a double envelopment of a larger force by a smaller one.
Can the Carthaginians repeat this feat for can the Romans cut their way out?

Game 2 Battle of Plancenoit Prussians Vs French (Napoleon)
Start time 6:00 PM, 4 hour gaming period.
Scale 28mm. All gaming tools and figures supplied
Rule set Shako 2

Battle of Plancenoit
During the battle of Waterloo the Prussians were steadily marching to the sound of the guns. Prussian Field Marshal Von Blucher had promised Lord Wellington that they would arrive. It is now 4:00 PM during the momentous battle. The Prussians are attacking the village of Plancenoit in the French right rear. Can they break thorough and cause havoc behind Napoleon Bonaparte’s army? Or will Napoleon’s men hold them off?

Saturday, Sept 16

2 games, Morning, 4 hour gaming period

Game 1 Battle of Le Bas de Ranville and Hérouvillette 1944 British Airborne vs German Army 21st Panzer Division.
Start time 9:30
Scale 20mm, All gaming tools and figures supplied.
Rule Set, Rapid Fire

Battle of Le Bas de Ranville and Hérouvillette – June 9th A Rapid Fire Normandy Battlegames scenario, where elements from the German 21st Panzer Division attack villages held by the British 6th Airlanding Brigade, in an attempt to capture the Orne River and Caen Canal bridges seized by British paratroopers on D-Day the 6th of June.

Morning, 4 hour gaming period
Game 2 Battle of Trebbia, Romans vs Hannibal
Scale 28mm. All gaming tools and figures supplied
Rule set Armati 2

Battle of Trebbia: December 218 BC on or about the winter Solstice
This was the first major battle of the second Punic War. Hannibal was invading into Italy and the Romans responded by sending an army to defeat him.
Tiberius Longus, the Roman Consul, was tasked with defeating the invaders. He drew up his army on one side of the Trebbia River and was provoked into attacking across the river by skirmishing Numidian light cavalry
Hannibal set up his army to meet the attacking Romans. But, beware of Carthaginian treachery. The Romans would come to fear the tactics of Hannibal in the coming years but this would be their first lesson.
Can the Romans overcome the sneaky Carthaginians or are they doomed to repeat the mistakes of the original commanders?

Afternoon Period start time 3:30. 4 hour gaming period
Sept 16, Game 3 Battle of Antietam, Hookers Attack Union vs Confederates American Civil War

Battle of Antietam, Hookers Attack 5:30 am Sept 17th, 1862
Antietam was the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. The Union started an early morning attack though what was a large wheat field. The battle raged for a number of hours with both side loosing horrendous casualties. Can you take the Dunker Church which was the objective of the Union forces or will play Confederate and hold them off?