Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Battle of Senones ( 15 )
As his world collapsed around him, Plinius called in vain for his men to rally. Only his loyal body guard and the Eagle party stayed at his side...it was their undoing. The Gladiators cut down all but one of Plinius's guards and as he tried to rally them, Plinius too was hacked down. The Eagle party fared better, forming a tight knot it cut its way out of the fleeing Gladiators only to be surrounded by the incensed XXI Rapax. The Eagle bearer fought like a lion but stood no chance, he was cut down and the Eagle seized in the name of Secundus. It was the first Eagle taken in battle since the Campaign had begun and it heralded the death of the 8Th Augusta.