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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2018 9:52 p.m. PST

I'm thinking of scenario books with orders of battle, primarily for his Italian campaigns. Maybe troop pictures as a bonus. Has anyone come across something like that?

davbenbak23 May 2018 10:03 p.m. PST

Phil Saben's "Lost Battles" is worth a look

Dexter Ward24 May 2018 3:07 a.m. PST

Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars (Duncan Head) covers all Pyrrhus' wars and is crammed full of info useful to the wargamer.
'Warfare in the Ancient World' by John Warry has lots of nice pictures.
Likewise 'Greece and Rome at War' by Peter Connolly
There's probably some Osprey titles covering the war as well.

bruntonboy26 May 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

The Peter Sides' scenario books written for DBA probably include Phyruss' battles.

williamb26 May 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

Second "lost Battles" Although it only covers Asculum it lists all the ancient sources that have any information about Pyrrhus.

steve186528 May 2018 2:57 p.m. PST


williamb29 May 2018 9:47 p.m. PST

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World does provide information on the three major battles that Pyrrhus fought in Rome and does list sources. Combining it with Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars (where Duncan Head provides a listing of the various infantry contingents and their probable equipment) which has drawings of the various troop types and Lost Battles account of Asculum should provide the most information for Pyrrhus army.

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