Thankfully my deployment forced Simon to squeeze his army into just under half the board. This caused him serious problems in organising his battle line and meant he could not take advantage of his superior numbers and quality on the right flank.
I had to readjust my line to attempt to counter his strong flank. In doing this I over advanced on the left and did not leave enough space for my cavalry to put pressure on the right.
I had in reserve some roman cavalry to chase down one of Simon light horse units and then swing around to the rear of his pikes.
The combat between the main bodies of troops was pretty conclusive within a couple of rounds this was mainly due to really great dice which resulting in Simon’s pike blocks fracturing before he had the opportunity to bring to bear this superior forces on the right flank. In the end I was pleased to claim a welcome victory, losing only a single base.