Pyrrhus, the King of Epiros, was the only Hellenistic general to defeat the Romans in battle. As far as I’m aware he is the only Hellenistic general to fight the Carthaginians. That means Pyrrhus is the point where the wars of Alexander successors met the Punic Wars. Pyrrhus campaigned in Epiros, Greece and Macedonia during 306-281 BC, in southern Italy against the Romans in 280-275 BC, against the Carthaginians in Sicily in 278-275 BC, against the Romans again in 275 BC, and back in Greece 275-272 BC. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.
A painting guide for Numidians that fought for and against Rome.
A painting guide for Ligurians for the Punic Wars.
This is the third Field of Glory game that Chris Harrod and I have tried. I took Later Carthaginian and Chris took Mid Republican Roman. In fact all three games have been with the Later Carthaginian and Mid Republican Roman 600 point Starter Armies. All have been good games and seemlngly good simulations of Punic War battles. On the down side they have been quite slow. 5.5 hours for the first one and 4.5 hours for the second – both of which were played to completion. We only had 3.5 hours for the third game and didn’t come near a conclusion – I think we only played 4 turns each.
I’m interested in the Punic Wars and Roman conquest of Hispania (240 – 20 BC) and Carthaginian was my first ancients army. But that was 20mm and plastic. Now I’m a 15mm guy so I’ve been building up Carthaginian army for the period for 20 years. The army has done service under DBM but more recently using Field of Glory.