The Carthaginians draw 9 Army Characterisation Deck cards. They draw 75 morale chips, a 'deft cavalry, command' card and a 'stratagem' card for which an '8' was drawn for definition - 'Rally again'.
Carthaginian right. Numidian cavalry, Gallic cavalry and elephants.
We decided to define the hill as a 'type I + cover' hill. This means that it is fairly easy to traverse but not that easy to fight on.
The wood is a 'type II + cover' terrain feature.
The stream is 'type I + firm bed'.
The Carthaginian centre. Two commands comprising Gallic warriors and Spanish / African troops.
The Carthaginian left. Elephants, Numidians and Spanish cavalry.
The ridge is 'type I'. The boggy ground is 'type III'.
The Romans draw 6 Army Characterisation Deck cards. They draw 46 morale chips, a 'look sir, army morale' card and a 'like hail, missilery' card.
The Roman left: Allied cavalry.
The Roman centre: The legions.
Roman right: Roman cavalry.
Some Campaign Rules
OK. There are the forces deployed. Now here are some rule of thumb rules that we have come up with for CU and officer quality conversion for an Ager Proelii table-top battle.
CUs are fairly easy. The unit integrity value of a Roman consular army (68) plus any for special allied units is divided by the CU total. This is the multiplier for Carthaginian unit integrity - CU x multiplier - plus any elephants.
Officer quality is dealt with in the following way. We think this might work well, but it does need some testing.
Battlefield quality 1: D8 C-in-C plus D8 sequence deck. No Roman troops count as armoured. Spanish troops are not swift, Gallic troops are not fierce, Numdians are not specialist.
Battlefield quality 2: D10 C-in-C plus D10 sequence deck. Triarii count as armoured. Roman (not allied) infantry are stubborn.
Battlefield quality 3: D12 C-in-C plus D12 sequence deck. Triarii and principes count as armoured, Roman (not allied) infantry are stubborn. Spanish troops (for Carthage) are veteran.
Battlefield quality 4: D12 C-in-C plus D12* sequence deck. Triarii and principes count as armoured, Roman (not allied) infantry are stubborn. All Italian troops (for Rome) and all Spanish / African formed troops (for Carthage) are veteran.
ACD cards are dealt as standard except that the command quality of the commanders is compared. The commander with the lower quality reduces his card draw by 1 per the difference to a maximum of -2. Any further diference is added to the higher - E.g. Qualty 1 fights Quality 4: Quality 1 reduces draw by 2, Quality 4 increases by 1.
Hannibal always adds 1 ACD card, as do commanders with an ability relating to battle under Hannibal R Vs C.