Mediterranean Hegemon of Ancient Greece - Chapter 1052
“No, Plintors, you are not only a good staff officer, you are also a good commander! I say so much in the hope that I can get your approval and help me win this battle!” Alexis sincerely Said.
Plintors froze and looked towards the front, and then said a moment later: “Lord Commander, you see … Carthage people seem to be stretching the formation, so that their wings may exceed the bottom of the valley and close to the mountains, which limits the Numidia cavalry’s formidable power. Since the Carthage people are desperate to fight us, can we directly ask them to form forward, away from the mountains? “
Alexis eyes shined with a smile: “This is a good idea, and we also try to command Carthage’s army.”
Just do it. He immediately selected a Carthage-speaking soldier from the guards, asked him to serve as envoy, and went to meet the Carthage army coach to make this request.
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In fact, after hearing the request from Dionian envoy, Samos was not at all angry, but rather rejoiced, because he led the army out of the city to form the Dionian army and engage in battle. If the Dionian army would simply ignore it Everything he did was in vain. Now Dionian has made a request, but it shows that they are willing to fight. In order to achieve this, even if they can only temporarily give up a little tactical advantage, it is acceptable.
When Samuels ordered the entire formation to move eastward, Alexis had returned to the camp. He called Amintas, Matonis, and Lizyrus and gave them orders to fight the Carthage army. The three Legion Commanders were excited. .
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Amintas said immediately and confidently: Do n’t worry, the soldiers of the first legion are experienced, they do n’t need us to mobilize, they know when and what to do.
Matonis and Lizyrus expressed similar opinions.
Before landing in Africa Proconsularis, all three legions had experienced combat and suffered casualties, especially the first legion defended Celinus. The casualties were close to 3% of the total number of legion. It would be difficult to play without supplementation. Out of battle strength, but it ’s no doubt that it ’s too time consuming to preparatory soldier from Thurii, so Davos specifically allows these 40 legions to draw soldiers from other legions to complement the establishment.
The 3 Legion Commanders took this command from Davos and were excited to select the best soldiers in each legion. Except for the 4th legion, the other Legion Commanders actively cooperated. After all, most officers and soldiers of the subordinate are eager to think Go to Africa Proconsularis for new achievements and honors. Therefore, at this time, the three legions, which are almost full, are much stronger in terms of experience and battle strength than at the beginning of the war, which gave Amintas enough confidence.
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The Carthage Army has 6000 Carthage heavy infantry, 4000 Carthage holy legion infantry, 2500 Carthage light-armored soldiers, 1500 Carthage light infantry, 600 god Holy Weapon regiment cavalry, and 3000 new additions by Carthage oldman and The juvenile reinforcements, plus 6200 Phoenicia reinforcements (including 3000 heavy infantry, 1000 light-armored soldiers, 2000 light infantry, and 200 cavalry), totaled 23 soldiers.
The Dionian army against it consisted of 3 legion and Western Numidia cavalry, including 18000 Dionian legion heavy infantry, 3000 light infantry, 3000 light-armored soldiers, and 2500 Western Numidia cavalry, for a total of 26500 soldiers.
The Carthage army listed the formation early. Later, after observing the formation of the Dionian army, Samuels made some adjustments. The final formation layout was: 4000 God Holy Weapon Regiment soldiers were in the forefront in the middle. The new reinforcements formed by the juveniles are arranged at the rear; left-wing is 3000 Carthage heavy infantry, and the periphery of left-wing is 6000 god Holy Weapon regiment cavalry; the front of the right wing is 600 Phoenicia heavy infantry, and the rear is 3000 light-armored Soldier, there are 2500 Phoenicia cavalry around the right wing. In addition, Samos placed an average of 200 light infantry behind the formation.
If the formation of Carthage is that the left, middle, and right paths are relatively balanced and the left-wing is relatively strong, the strength of the left, middle, and right paths of Dionia formation is exactly the same: the first legion is on the middle path, and the second legion is In the left-wing, the 3rd legion is in the right, and 3 West Numidia cavalry are evenly distributed on the periphery of the two wings. Alexis only left 2 light-armored soldiers as reserve troops.
What ’s so strange about the formation of the two sides is not at all. In the early years, Greek city-state heavy infantry was the most common form of battle. Even in Greece, where wars are frequent nowadays, it is increasingly rare, but such a mediocre form. The battle will determine the rise and fall of a city state that once had a glorious History.
The soldiers on both sides after the formation seemed to realize the importance of this battle. They stopped all the noise and stood quietly. The dust and mist that had been stirred up gradually dispersed, and the soldiers could clearly see their several hundred meters outside opponents. Faces.
In this broad and flat brown yellow land, the formation formed by Carthage and the Dionian army is a few miles long, and the parallels between black and white are so clear that the contrast between black and white is as doomed as day and night. Cannot coexist.
“Woo !!!!” The bugle sounded long, and the Dionian army first launched the attack, and the slinger, javelin, and archer quickly passed through the checkerboard formation like water, rushing towards the Carthage battle formation.
The Carthage army then blew to the attack bugle, but they not at all sent the light infantry forward to fight against the Dionia light infantry, but the entire formation was accelerating.
When Dionia light infantry had just rushed out of the formation, the two-winged East Numidia cavalry had approached the formation of the Carthage’s two wings.
However, the cavalry in the Carthage formation did not attack, but retreated to the rear. After all, the Carthage people had dealt too much with the Western Numidia cavalry, and they knew its characteristics.
As the West Numidia cavalry continued to approach forward and began to prepare for bow archery, the light infantry archer at the back of the Carthage formation, relying on the long range of its bow, began to shoot arrow rain at the two wings West Numidia cavalry.
At the same time, the lead shot thrown by Dionia first legion slinger has flown over the Carthage battle formation …
Arrows, javelin, and lead pills continued to fly into the Carthage array, and the screams continued, but the Carthage soldiers were unmoved, and they steadily charged forward, soon fighting with the Dionian soldier.
spear broken, shield broken, flesh flying, killing the heaven …
On the one side is the rise of the new forces in the Western Mediterranean. Soldiers are well-trained, with passion and pride, and vowed to win more glory. The other is an old strong state with hundreds of years of history, pride and glory. Although it is a thing of the past, but now the powerful enemy invades, Soldiers only holds a single thought in his heart, “Protect the Wei Family Garden and drive away the enemy.” For this reason, they are not afraid of sacrificing.
Therefore, although the Dionian army has an advantage in the strength of the soldiers, it is better than the opponent in terms of quality of the soldiers, more efficient in the organization of the army, and tacitly better than the opponent in the coordination of the soldiers … but after more than two hours of fighting Carthage’s entire front has taken a step back, but the two sides have basically maintained a balance of power.
Even Carthage people have the upper hand on Cavalry. Samuels used light infantry to fight against the rushing West Numidia cavalry. After a long battle, the West Numidia cavalry was exhausted and the arrows ran out. In addition, they never used direct confrontation with the enemy. , So it can basically be said that the battle strength is lost.
At this time, Samuels sent the Holy Weapon group Cavalry and Phoenicia cavalry, who have been keeping strength and store up energy behind, sending them together to attack Dionia’s left-wing flanks.
Alexis had to send 3000 light-armored soldiers as reserve troops to the left-wing to eliminate the threat.
I learned that the attack of the cavalry troops was contained by the enemy, and that the soldiers who had been fighting for a long time were sweating and exhausted, and the entire front was slowly retreating … The fear in Samos’s heart was gradually increasing.
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Because in Samuels’ view, it is true that the battle strength of the Army is a battle, and there are not many battles in this war.