Better news for the Romans on the front line as the Numidian javelinmen and Cretan archers dispersed a unit of Teutones javelins.
On the left, the Italian cavalry saw a chance to catch the barbarian cavalry at the halt, but the ‘usual’ result ensued—comments of ‘the chasseurs of the ancient world’ ring in the ears…!!
Their Spanish mates tried to recover the situation, succeeding only in pushing back the Teutones, with loss, but failing to pursue.
Above and below, the battle at this early stage. Note the un-turned cards for the partially-trained Roman legions.
Spanish and Teutones resume their mêlée which has descended into an indecisive maul.
Back on the Roman right, the legio Hispania faced an onslaught by two large warbands, got the better of it, but not decisively.
Over on the left, Maximus’ lead legion was charged in turn. The card revealed a seven of clubs, meaning that they were rated low on the ‘untrained column’ (VBU of 4, impetus of 2 and ‘C’ class—compared with the veterans 6-2-B).
On the right, the victorious Teutones cavalry threatened, so Maximus sent part of his rear-most legion to protect the Roman army’s rear.
The battle at its height.
but the charge of their counterparts against the cavalry-destroying warband did not end well.
They were not to be tested however, as the Teutones and Spanish cavalry fought one another to oblivion, ending it for Teutobod’s army.