The Army Lists
2 x HC 4  0 +1 Prot
5 x PH 7  1 +2 Prot
9 x SI 3  2 +2 Sling
2 x LI 4  2 +1 Prot, Javelins
4 x LHI 4  2 +1 Prot, Javelins
6 x FT 5  0 +1 Prot
10 xWB 5  3 +1 Prot
6 x SI 3  2 +2 Prot
2 x HC 4  0 +1 Prot
2 x LC 2  0 +1 Prot
1 x SI 3  2 +2 Prot
So lots of slingers on both sides. The Romans had some decent infantry but on an open table the LHI were vulnerable. The Bronze-agers had the better cavalry and a numbers advantage.
The Romans were concerned about their relative weakness in their LHI and SI. They were also hampered by only having 2 Light divisions, so having to deploy large blocks. So they adopted a largely defensive position - a large block of phalanx covered by the slingers, supported by LHI on the left flank with the cavalry seeking to turn the flank.
|Roman right - massed slingers with spears behind|
|Roman left - the LHI|
|Roman left - the cavalry on the outside|
The Bronze-agers deployed a large mass of warbands in the centre / right, with spearmen holding the right. The cavalry were split between the flanks, with the HC on the left as the attacking option.
|Bronze-agers left - HC and slingers|
|The right - SI and LC|
With the Romans on defensive duties the Bronze-agers advanced with their warbands and on the flanks, holding back the weaker spearmen. The Romans responded with an advance from their HC against the Bronze-agers right flank in an attempt to chase-off the light troops.
|The Roman right|
|The Roman left|
|Roman cavalry charge-in|
In the centre the spears clashed and the Romans held-back their LHI fearing they would be overrun by the warbands, who advanced smartly into them. In the process the Roman flank guards were forced to deploy.
|Spears line-up for a shove|
A fun scratch game with some unusual armies. In hindsight the Romans setup was not ideal - only having 2 light divisions hampered the usefulness of the LI and LHI, so more heavy infantry would have been a stronger army. A stronger guard on the refused right flank and less aggression with the cavalry might have given Rome the win.