The Battle of Akragas was fought in 406 BC during the Second Sicilian War (or Second Greco-Punic War) for control of Sicily. We played our game of the battle on 12th November 2016, using Impetus rules.
That fabulous inspiration for wargames "Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds" provided just that (and some information) which Mark used for this game.
The Carthaginians, led by Himilco (whose military bearing, according to legend, derived from his birth in a cross-fire), had laid siege to Akragas in Sicily.
A relieving army, led by Daphnaeus of Syracuse, came to break the siege. Himilco led part of his army, seen here at right of the photo, to intercept the Greeks (leaving the remainder to continue the siege). Battle was joined in the valley of the River Himera.
It is reported that the Himilco sacrificed a child and some animals. The Greeks settled on a lamb.
Daphnaeus sent his light cavalry to disrupt the Carthaginian heavy chariots, but those buggers throw javelins too!
The musicians of Carthage wrote an ode to the great victory.
Well, it's all right now, in fact it's a gas.
It's all right,
Akragas-gas is a gas, gas, gas!