Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Epic Command & Colors Ancients - Battle of Granicus 334 BC

 


Macedonians on the left, Persians on the right


Opposite end


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


Persians counterattack


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


6 comments:

  1. A great game is even better when played in miniature. Fantastic stuff!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, it was pretty quick but fun to play, the
      Persians didn’t do too badly.

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  2. Lovely! And a historical result!
    Neil

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    1. Thanks Neil, always good to get a historical result, especially as I’d made up the epic scenario.

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    1. Thanks Michal, it was fun to get the troops out.

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