Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Armenians versus Parthians ADLG Game


Armies deployed from the Armenian side

Parthian view of the table


Armenian left flank

Armenian cataphracts charge

Infantry in the centre

Left flank closes

On Wednesday afternoon Garry came over to my place and we played an Armenians versus Parthians ADLG game out in the shed. We diced for sides, Garry commanded the Parthians and I was Tigranes the Great, the Armenian king, a strategist no less! The armies were similar with cataphracts and horse archers on the flanks and infantry in the centre. The Armenians had better infantry with Seleucid pike and imitation legionaries while most of the Parthian infantry were mediocre Greek militia. In the end it proved to be a bloody and hard fought draw that could have gone either way. The Parthian infantry were mostly destroyed but both Armenian cavalry flanks looked decidedly vulnerable.

Parthian infantry charge in the centre

Parthian cataphracts charge the Armenian
cataphracts on the left

Armenian right flank is very vulnerable 

Parthian infantry destroyed in the centre

Armenian left flank in trouble 


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