Latinia Major wasted no time in sending its forces into Onzijdigian territory. Legio II under the command of Aulus Appia proceeded south from the city of Flovios and crossed the border.
Several cohorts paved the way into enemy held lands. They marched for several hours before coming to a bridge known as Pons Meltior. It was the only crossing for miles capable of supporting the entire legion.
Advance scouts warned of enemy forces in the vicinity. With that information in hand the three cohorts bravely crossed the bridge. The legionaries watched the tree line prepared to repulse an attack at any moment. Surprisingly none came.
I, II, and III Cohors Appia continued their march when a glint of metal reflected from the trees. Onzijdigian cavalry were hidden in the trees.