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torokchar Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Rob Smith and the Austin Ancients gaming group from Lone Star Historical Miniatures (LSHM) put on the battle of Pydna using 15mm figures at MillenniumCon this year. They used Mortem Et Gloriam rules for this game.

Played at Millennium Con 2018. Macedon's Last Gasp! The battle that sealed the fate of the Macedonia as a Roman province.

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Macedonians on the left and Romans on the right.

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The Macedonian Players: Chip as King Perseus, Diego commands the center and Lloyd commands the left.

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The Roman Players: Alexander commands the right, Darren the center, Kevin is advisor and Paulus, and Jim commands the left

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The Romans move forward and then halt, waiting on the pikes to come forward or things to develop on the flanks.

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Diego pushes the Agema and Peltasts of the Phalanx forward.

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The lines are closing. King Perseus has not been able to convince the Macedonian cavalry to activate, so the cavalry hold their position.

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The Macedonian center finally surges forward and crashes into the Roman line.

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But alas, the Macedonians learn too late that they have charged into uneven terrain and so lose their pike advantages!

But the following turn, the commanders are able to rally their men and break off from the Romans, back to clear terrain. Casualties were heavy on both sides.

In the end we called it a draw, as no advantages were obvious on either flank and the center remained stalemated.

A better result in the end for the Macedonians, who historically lost 30k men and their kingdom!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Hail Makedon!

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