"Following a successful campaign on which the barbarian hordes of the lower Rhine had melted away in front of the Emperor's finest, all had seemed restored to the Peace of Rome.
How wrong could they have been as at first routine patrols were harassed, then foraging parties had to increase their numbers to keep bands of marauding natives at bay?
The Roman Legion was eventually forced to depend upon its baggage supplies, stores that were not to be used unless in dire emergency. Well, besieged in it's own marching camp certainly fitted that scenario!
Did the party of cavalry that had been dispatched from camp manage to reach the Legions to the south? Their only hope was that a forced march would bring a break in the enemy lines. Combined they could crush the foe."
This game was played last night Sunday 2nd May with Paul and John commanding their own Legions.
Graham was in command of a large contingent of warrior bands who had been shadowing the relief force northwards and was joined by Chris (who had really travelled north for the bank holiday weekend) who commanded masses of Suebi and Lemovii warriors (nine warbands and cavalry), aiming to assault the camp and prevent Paul's Legion from a sally out and linking with the relief column led by John.