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PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 4:58 p.m. PST

This is the first round of L'Art de la Guerre Tournament at the Game Table Cafe, late February, 2017. Pitting Mithridates the Great against the Graeco-Indians

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Enjoy!

Mithridates Inactive Member27 Feb 2017 5:17 p.m. PST

Yet to try my Pontics under ADLG. Thanks for the report, interesting use of scythed chariots. They are good value when used at the right time. Will need to paint up some Sarmatian medium cavalry bows, handy to have them available.

Garry

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 7:55 p.m. PST

I saw Darryl as a general, but to be a historical list where is the other Darryl and Larry?

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

Shhhh…. He was moon lighting… Partly I wanted to see who noticed. Usually when I have historically named Generals, I'll do all three. This time I didn't. The feedback I get is rather limited. I'll know that between 600-1000 people will go to the Battle Report. I'll know approximately where they came from. But I don't know if they read it, or just look at the pictures. Or, just skip to the bottom. So commentary is important for me to know what to emphasize, and what to drop.

goragrad02 Mar 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

Interesting.

One question is what the impact of the smelly chasing Tigranes was – would the cataphracts have done more damage to the Greco-Indian flank than the extra elephant would have done to the Pontic infantry? Without having the rules, it looks like too many resources tied up chasing the Armenians.

The lack of reaction by the pike unit to the flanking situation on the Graeco-Indian right is also a puzzling, a wheel of 45 degrees would seem to have been an option. Although a lack of command points could well be the answer.

As to deployment, splitting the pike and placing them on the flanks might provide for a Cannae result. Worth trying.

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

Someone else pointed out to me that the problems with pike on the flanks is they are classed as "unmaneuverable", and as such, take double the command points to turn 90 degrees, and lose 2 UD (movement distances) out of 2 when doing so. So leaving them in the center, and not requiring a turn is a better option. While the spear units can turn and move on one command point they are more flexible on the flank.

Mithridates Inactive Member03 Mar 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

Clearly Pyrrhos was a ADLG fan and thus used native Italian lighter infantry to add flexibility to the phalanx – hence the lists make medium impact swordsmen compulsory with the Italian option.

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