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Caliban Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2014 8:08 a.m. PST


Poros meets Alexander in our first attempt at this battle:


The full scenario is here, about two-thirds down the page:


I hope it's of some use to someone…

williamb27 Nov 2014 9:53 a.m. PST

Which rules were you using?

cry baby joe27 Nov 2014 11:43 a.m. PST

Nice Corvus companions. A lot of old mini's their.

Thanks for sharing.

JJartist27 Nov 2014 12:19 p.m. PST


Mithridates27 Nov 2014 12:35 p.m. PST

Thanks for the Report – both armies looked great. When we played the battle recently I lost my Companions and Hypasists as well as Alexander! Indians were destroyed but strategically who knows who won?


Caliban Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2014 3:00 a.m. PST

Sorry, should have said – rules were a playtest version of Tactica.

@Garry, I'd love to know how you managed that!

LEGION 195028 Nov 2014 9:20 a.m. PST

Paul, Tactica 2 again? The figures and report are great!!!!!! Thanks Mike Adams

Mithridates28 Nov 2014 2:00 p.m. PST


It wasn't easy!!! He went down fighting. Hypasists took the brunt of Indian missile attacks and elephant charges. The Macedonian Generals apart from Alexander, took ages to get their troops forward.

Not quite Hydaspes, one of our regular Sunday games using Hail Caesar. Played against a friend's Indian army, see report on Satrap's blog:


I found the Indian four horse chariots quite tough and the phalanx had issues with fighting elephants!


Caliban Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2014 6:00 a.m. PST

Thanks Garry, lovely looking game there.

oldbob30 Nov 2014 8:26 a.m. PST

I've retired from fighting Indians, always felt like a pin cushion afterwards. Nellie's and chariot's crashing into my very nice pointy stick guys. Longbow men with two handed swords showering everything they see with arrows. It was just plain awful, no I don't do that anymore!

Some very nice looking miniatures on that table, especially liked the large unit of Companions!

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2014 3:12 a.m. PST

Hi Oldbob, I think I know what you mean. Having said that, anything that gives Alexander a hard time must be a good thing…

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