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First of all, Carthage did not fall in the First or Second Punic Wars. The Carthaginians were defeated twice, and compelled to surrender to particularly harsh terms the second time, but the City of Carthage itself was not conquered. Keep in mind that Carthage was not some run of the mill city-state, but rather the capital of a far flung maritime empire. ...


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Been a while since I played it, but I don't think it allows you to address individual centuries. If it did, you'd have over a hundred of them to control, which would be unrealistic and probably boring to boot. Seems to me you're applying the tactic at the wrong scale. @ Semaphore I suspect he doesn't mean a single line of men, but units. @ Doug B I think ...


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I don't have my references handy but my recollection is: The three-line, checkerboard formation (princeps, hastati, triarii) was used only in the Republican period, having been developed by Camillus and largely abandoned by the time of Marius. So depending on the time period you are gaming use of the three lines and checkerboard may or may not be ...


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The frontline was still quite long: a maniple typically consisted of 120 soldiers arrayed in 3 ranks of 40 men when engaged in battle. each line had about 10 maniples and neighbouring maniples had a space of a maniple between them. That makes the frontline 19×40 = 760 men wide. Lets say that each man had a "personal space" of 1,5 meter (which is not ...



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