Here is a simple campaign outline for Pyrrhus in Italy. The bulk of this comes from Andy Badger ( Thanks Andy) and I just dragged a few bits together and did the maps. We intend to play through the campiagn using Basic Impetus. We will play the first two games this tuesday, I will post a report and update the map accordingly, if Pyrrhus is still in Italy . We will swap sides as we always do, to make sure it is balanced. If the campaign runs well, we may try it again with Hannibal Vs Rome.
Pyrrhus In Italy, 280BC
10 turns, attacker must move 6 spaces in 10 games,
Tarentum Metapontum Heraclea Capua Neapolis Fregellae Praeneste Rome
Pyrrhus begins the campaign in control of Tarentum. His objective is to reach Rome within ten turns at which point the Romans will come to terms and Pyrrhus will have won the campaign.
If Pyrrhus is killed (see below) or fails to reach Rome within ten turns he will have lost the campaign.
A campaign turn consists of fighting a battle:
• If Pyrrhus wins a Major Victory he can advance two stages towards Rome.
• If Pyrrhus wins a Minor Victory he advances one stage towards Rome.
• If Rome wins a Minor Victory or if there is a draw there is no change to the map.
• If Rome wins a Major Victory , the attacker retreats 1 stage.
To claim a Major Victory a player must have break the enemy while at half or less ( rounded up) of their army break point at the end of the game.
Death of Pyrrhus
If Pyrrhus is lost in battle roll a d6 at the end of the game:
1: Pyrrhus dies of his wounds and the campaign ends in a victory for Rome.
2-6: Pyrrhus recovers from his wounds and continues his march on Rome.
Armies are chosen afresh before each battle. The campaign is not concerned with losses and recovery. However, if a player loses all his elite cavalry/elephants etc. in a battle then he should not be able to field these troops in the next 2 games. Likewise if a player loses over half his phalangites/legions these troops should be restricted for the next battle.
The campaign lasts until any of the following occurs:
• Pyrrhus is killed in battle.
• Pyrrhus successfully enters Rome.
• At the end of ten turns.
If Pyrrhus is forced back from Tarentum, his is pushed to Epiros. If he is forced back from there, he is defeated.