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Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #270 on: May 22, 2022, 07:43:26 PM »
Another elephant joins the ranks

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #271 on: May 22, 2022, 08:35:42 PM »
Stunning gorgeous spectacle Ian. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #272 on: June 03, 2022, 07:08:18 PM »
On a whim we had another game. Seleucid v Achaean League again but this time the Seleucids had more pikes.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #273 on: June 03, 2022, 07:22:12 PM »
The Seleucids went against tradition and deployed with their Galatian mercenaries on the right and their good cavalry on the left with the 3 pike blocks and 3 elephants in the centre covered by minimal psiloi.
The Greeks deployed in one long line of hoplites across the table interspersed with peltasts and covered by significant numbers of psiloi with the cavalry in reserve.
Once deployment was revealed both sides began a general advance and the Greeks started redeploying their cavalry to match the Seleucid cavalry wing with the veteran Tarentines out pacing the Greek formed horse.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #274 on: June 03, 2022, 07:32:24 PM »
On the Greek right the Tarentines did a sterling job of holding up the opposing cavalry and things stalemated here for a couple of turns.
The more exciting action was on the Greek left where the much vaunted Galatians had a bit of a bad day. Taunted by the psiloi the lead unit attempted a charge and failed  :-[ which rather stymied the one behind - by trying to avoid the one bit of significant terrain on the table the units had ended up one behind the other so couldn't bring their weight to bare.
To sum up much to and fro both Galatian units left the field having had minimal effect, one in retreat and one in rout  :-[ :'( 

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #275 on: June 03, 2022, 07:42:48 PM »
On the cavalry wing things eventually came good for the Seleucids with the Hetairoi doing the heavy lifting and the Greeks being sent packing either back to their camp or off the table, helped somewhat by the death of their commander in a desperate melee.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #276 on: June 03, 2022, 07:52:41 PM »
It was the centre however that sealed the fate of the Greeks.
The elephants weren't so effective this time round and two of them got held up by the peltasts but the Seleucid pikes ground on; the silver shields routed their opponent and one of the others chased another hoplite unit off a hill where it thought it was safe  lol
And then it was over, the remaining two hoplite units withdrew, leaving the field to the Seleucids.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #277 on: June 03, 2022, 07:56:13 PM »
I just realised I got a couple of the pictures in the wrong narrative, apologies  :o lol
As a game it played well. I thought it might have been a bit long but Dave disagreed. Again nothing major just some minor tweaks so that was good.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #278 on: June 10, 2022, 05:40:07 PM »
Another feast for the eyes. Thanks for posting. Have you worked out the tweaks you would like to test ?

 

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