Paphlagonia: Aristodemus Zepyros (rated 'brilliant'); Nicomedes; Theopompus.
A. Minerva Cavalry
B. Victrix Archers
C. Antium Infantry
D. Yellow Shields
E. The Black Legion
F. Blue Shields
G. Auricomus Cataphracts
H. Companion Cavalry
Latium: Maximus Decimus Meridius (rated 'dreadful'); Tarquinius Superbus; Spurious Larcious.
1. 100 Suns Mounted Archers
2. Medjay Cavalry
3. Galchobar Warband
4-6. 1st, 2nd & 3rd Regiments, Kingdom Infantry
7. Broteas Infantry
8. Zagora Archers
9. Na'Arun Slingers
10. Serpant's Tongue Infantry
11. King's Elephants
12. Guard Chariots
13. Sinope Chariots
Paphlagonia were outnumbered 2 to 1, but 5 of the 8 Paphlagonian units were elite, whereas 5 units of the Latium army were poor, and none elite. Points totals were therefore equal.
A traditionally terrain-lite ancients table! Not much to get in the way of the action, and a basic face-to-face encounter scenario. The town of Gordium is assumed to lie off the table to the west. The first army to break would be defeated.
|Set up from the Paphlagonian side. I didn't put too much effort into the terrain. |
Don't tell me - you noticed that already
|And from the Latium side. The Latium right wing, led by Tarquinius, I mentally labelled the 'novelty wing', |
formed as it was from just elephants and chariots.
|The Latium left flank is now open for exploitation.|
|The Na'Arun slingers put up a spirited defence to keep the Paphlagonian horse at bay. In the background, I try to do something with my heavy chariots. Looks a bit like a wild goose chase!|