The idea for this game using the Large Battles option for Basic Impetus 2.0 came from this thread on the Impetus forum: https://impetus.darkbb.com/t1608-battle-of-zama
I created army lists and and overview as follows:
The Carthaginians have recalled Hannibal from southern Italy to deal with this.
The Roman pillaging of the surrounding countryside forces Hannibal to face them.
Hannibal has 80 elephants, 36,000 infantry and 4,000 cavalry.
The Carthaginian infantry comprise citizen levies, mercenaries
and veterans from the Italian campaigns.
Scipio has 29,000 infantry and 6,100 cavalry.
Roman infantry includes remnants of the 5th and 6th Legions.
These Legions had been disgraced at the Battle of Cannae and were looking for revenge.
The Roman cavalry had been bolstered by Numidian defectors
Hannibal deployed his forces in three lines.
Elephants, skirmishers and mercenaries comprised the first
The second line was the citizen levies with cavalry on either flank.
Finally the veterans formed the third line.
Roman deployment was similar: Velites, Hastati/Princips and then Triarii
Ace in the Hole
With the recent purchase of Republican Romans I was ready to go and Simon encouraged me to give it a go sooner rather than later, rounding in a number of other players. Only thing was, he had to drop out due to a Covid exposure.
This was my first attempt to refight an historical battle using Basic Impetus and I was very happy how it played out. Will certainly do it again.