The Early Carthaginian

550-275 BC

 

 

 

EARLY CARTHAGINIAN LIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1 Heavy Chariots
*2 Skirmish
*3 Unreliable
*4 Warband (rules 2 & 3)
*5 Warband

Heavy Chariots. The Carthaginians deployed some heavy chariots during this period. Drawn by four horses, they are heavy and powerful enough to qualify as standard heavy chariots but with fewer crew the Attacks value has been reduced as shown.

Poeini Cavalry. Poorly protected and lightly equipped cavalry

Numidians. The Numidians are lightly equipped and ride small, fleet-footed horses. They are armed with javelins and may have small leather shields.

Sacred Band. These are the elite of the Carthaginian infantry.

African Spearmen. These are the mainstay of the army but of generally poor quality— not up to the standards to be attained during Hannibal’s day.

Gallic Warriors. These are allied Gauls that make up a small part of the army.

Skirmishers. These are lightly equipped skirmishers who could come from any of the nations within the Carthaginian sphere including native Africans, Numidians, Greeks, Gauls and Spanish. A few might have slings or bows but most would be armed with javelins and small shields.

Punic Infantry. Up to half the units of African Spearmen can be ungraded to similarly equipped but superior Punic Infantry.

Libyan Warriors. Although not heavily armed these fight in close order and are fierce warriors—so we count them as warband.

Libyan Javelinmen. Skirmishers carrying javelins.

Hoplites. Heavily armed and armoured Greek infantry armed with spears—the usual early Hoplite panoply.

Greek Skirmishers. Skirmishers armed with javelins or slings with or without a small shield.

Portents. The player can take the portents before the battle. This allows the General to re-roll one failed Command roll once during the battle. Take the Command test again—if successful the order is issued and the General can continue giving orders if you wish.

 

Troop

Type

Attack

Range

Hits

Armour

Cmnd

Unit

Size

Min/

Max

Points

Notes

Heavy Chariots

Chariot

3

15

4

5+

-

3

1/4

115

*1

Poeni Cavalry

Cavalry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

1/2

70

 

Numidians

Cavalry

2

15

3

-

-

3

-/4

50

*2

Sacred Band

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/2

60

 

African Spearmen

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

4/-

35

*3

Gallic Warriors

Infantry

3

-

3

-

-

3

-/2

35

*4

Skirmishers

Infantry

1

15

3

-

-

3

4/-

30

*2

General

General

+2

-

-

-

9

1

1

125

 

Leader

Leader

 +1

-

-

-

8

1

-/2

80

 

OPTIONS

The following options are available to the Early Carthaginian army

Portents

Re-roll General’s Command

1

+10

 

Punic Infantry

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

Up to half

+10

 

Chariot

Mount

+1

-

-

-

-

-

-/2

+10

 

OPTIONS—LIBYAN ALLIES

The army can include allies. These can be either Libyan or Greek but not both.

Tribal Chief

Subordinate

+1

-

-

-

7

1

-/1

30

 

Warriors

Infantry

3

-

3

-

-

3

1/2

35

*5

Javelinmen

Infantry

1

15

3

-

-

3

2/8

30

*2, 5

OPTIONS—GREEK ALLIES

The army can include allies. These can be either Libyan or Greek but not both.

Greek Commander

Subordinate

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/1

40

 

Hoplites

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

2/4

60

 

Skirmishers

Infantry

1

15

3

-

-

3

-/2

30

*2