This battle was the main Demo table at the Wars of the Republic launch party at Gestalt Studios in Powell, Wyoming. As such, there were a few different generals and my main role was as referee, host, and rules interpreter. The launch party had a surprising amount of people show up looking to game, talk ancient history, talk wargaming, and talk about being an author. Sadly, I did not get to spend as much time with everyone as I wanted to and I look forward to doing more wargaming events in the area!
The Greeks of Pyrrhus of Epirus came to Italy to aid their fellow Greeks of Tarentum. However, they faced a rising power in Rome. The successor mercenary and opportunist, Pyrrhus; was looking for a way to make cash to keep bank rolling his efforts in Greece. The situation in Italy seemed like a good way to do it! However, the Romans proved to be stiffer opponents than Pyrrhus suspected. After three costly victories, Pyrrhus left Italy and went to Sicily instead. This gave control of Italy to the Romans.
At the launch party, the main Demo table had a combined arms army of Greeks vs. Republican Romans. Each side had about 3 generals controlling wings of the armies. These players rotated in and out through out the battle, to give more people a chance at the game. We also had a secondary table of Etruscans and Romans, but I did not get to observe that battle much.
Since I was hosting the event and referee, I do not have full pictures of the battle. The following is a high-level recap.