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Valentia (75 BC)
Scenario Description
In the campaigns fought in Spain following the battle of Lauron, Quintus Sertorius proved to be a superior general to Gnaeus Pompey. However, Pompey recognized that even if he couldn’t defeat Sertorius, he could defeat his lieutenants. Pompey had begun another campaign against the rebel towns. Sertorius detailed two of his subordinate Roman exiles, Gaius Herennius and Marcus Perpenna, to march to Valentia, and keep Pompey occupied while he dealt with some tribes that had defected. Pompey advanced against the combined forces and forced a battle. Unfortunately for Sertorius, Herennius and Perpenna could not agree on the overall command and fought as separate forces. Pompey attacked Herennius’ legions first while Perpenna (nursing both pride and ambition) did nothing to assist. Herennius died fighting and his command was overwhelmed. However, before Pompey could turn on the other wing, Perpenna withdrew with his forces. Over 10,000 rebels were slain. Pompey had his first major victory in Spain.
Scenario Date
Valentia, Spain
Battle Name
Battle of Valentia 75 BC
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Valentia was fought in 75 BC between a rebel army under the command of Marcus Perpenna Vento and general called Herennius both legates of the Roman rebel Quintus Sertorius and a Roman Republican army under the command of the Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. The battle was fought at Valentia in Spain and ended in a stunning victory for the Pompeian army.
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Additional Information
Sertorian War


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