Stan and Ed took command of the British and Mike and John controlled the civilized forces. Both sides have 3 divisions, the British have one division of horse and chariots and 2 of Warband and sling (as well as some Druid Fanatics waiting behind the dyke) and the Romans have 3 divisions with Legion, Auxilia, Light Horse, Engineers and Archers. The British also have some garrison troops on the dyke and 3 victory point units (a cart, some camels -- these will be replaced with cattle for the actual game, and a mule train) that start near the Roman edge and have to escape to the British edge
The cavalry charge in but the Praetorians prove too much for one of the cavalry units.
The game went very well and I think everyone enjoyed it.
The biggest change I will make as a result of the playtest is that I will start the British further back towards the dyke, this will make the Roma n pursuit of the VP units a bit more exciting and will (hopefully) encourage the British to fall back to the dyke. I think the armies are reasonably balanced, on the day we should have another Warband and another Legion and I think I will split the Roman archers into 2 small units.