|Macedonians on the left, Persians on the right|
|Alexander and Companions, Macedonian right flank|
|Arsites commander on the Persian left flank|
|Nicanor with Hypaspists, Macedonian centre|
|Parmenion & Thessalian cavalry, Macedonian right flank|
|Rheomithres commander Persian right flank|
|Mithridates commander Persian centre|
On Wednesday afternoon Garry came over to my place and we played an Epic Command and Colors Ancients game out in the shed. The scenario was the Battle of Granicus. Garry commanded the Macedonians, who had an eight card hand and moved first. I commanded the Persians, who had a six card hand and moved second. The Macedonians got off to a flying start, attacking on their left flank and on the right with the Prodromoi, Paeonians and Agrianians.
Casualties quickly mounted for the Persian cavalry and they played a double time card to get the Greek mercenary hoplites up to contest the river crossing. The Macedonians responded with a line command card to bring the pike into action. The Greek mercenaries fought back but it was too little, too late and the Macedonians won easily 8-3 victory points.
|Macedonians attack on their left flank|
|Prodromoi, Paeonians & Agrianians attack on the right|
|Alexander & Companions force their way across the river|
|Side view of the action|
|Persians play a double time card with |
Greek mercenaries in the centre
|Macedonians play a line command card and |
the pike advance into action
|Greek mercenaries contest the river crossing |
but it is too little, too late!
|Macedonians win easily 8-3 victory points|