This picture shows the Western Roman (WR) setup with Legions in the middle and light troops and cavalry on the flanks. The Gaulic Warbands can be seen on the far end lined up one behind the other.
Here are the Eastern Romans (ER) with a similar setup, Legions in the middle, lights and cavalry on flanks. The Sarmation Cataphracts and Bastarnae are on the far end with some Paeonian Lt Cav and Skythian Horse Archers outboard of them.
Here are the ER players. the guys picked up the rules pretty quickly and all had a good time. As it ended up it was a very close match.
Here are the opening moves. Both sides have moved forward and skirmishers are doing their thing out front. The ER on left flank(far side) are doing some maneuvering as opposed to all the other legionnaires who moved straight ahead. Not sure what they were trying to do, but it didn't do them much good as you will see. Rule No.1 KEEP IT SIMPLE.
The opposing Legions engaged in the middle. It was pretty much a slug fest.
The ER right flank. The WR light infantry and cavalry was no match for the Sarmatians who rode their opponents down pretty quickly.
The far left ER flank. Everyone is pretty much engaged. The ER light infantry will move up to help the cohorts fight the Gauls.
The left side of the ER line is in trouble A few cohorts have broken and one is disorganized. The left ER Legion will soon break and route off the field.
Both side near Break Point now and they are maneuvering to attack their remaining enemies. Not shown is one of the Gaulic WBs has broken, but the entire left flank of each side is totally gone.
One of the remaining WR cohorts has taken its last casualty and can be seen routing off the table. When we added up the points its was ER 210 points lost with BreakPoint of 206. Percentage = 102%.
WR lost 270 with BreakPoint of 219. Percentage = 123%.
Since ER had lower percentage, they were deemed the Winner. A very close game indeed.