Cards indicating the quality of the Romans (I'd mis-read the rules and turned them over at the beginning of the game). Diamonds are the second highest classification, but spades are the lowest. A Jack and eight mean that the two units involved receive their unit ratings from the 'untrained' column.
Romans on the left, facing some but not all of the Germans on the right (i.e. more are yet to be deployed). The terrain card drawn lead to a position between two small hills.
The Roman cavalry were swept aside as easily as their Italian colleagues-in-arms.
So that after only five turns both Roman commands had broken, the survivors retreating from the field,