Troops of the Third legion were not happy to drill during a hot summer’s day, but they were determine to make this battle as short as possible and find some decent shade. Rome deployed as per drill book with the allied right wing sweeping the hill of skirmishers while the legion would make mince meat of the Sedetano army facing them.
Roman formations noticed the enemy was extending their line as they came to within 100 paces.
Roman allied cavalry moved forward as battle joined up and down the entire line.
In less than an hour the drill was over, 4 – 0 for Rome.