Now it is the turn of the freed slaves to enter the battle. Determined to earn their freedom they slam into the weakened 3rd Cohort of the Macedonica. Weakened the unit may have been, but they were still in fine fighting shape and killed huge numbers of unarmoured slaves within minutes. Against all the odds, the slaves hold their ground and fight on.
Pleaderdocarex can now see the dust clouds to his left and leads his Warbands into them, bypassing the fortified farm all together. Terentius can do nothing but watch from behind his walls of stone as the Marcomanni tear off towards his exposed Legionary Cohorts.