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TMPWargamerabbit21 May 2012 1:14 p.m. PST

Recently the 28mm Clash of Empires Long Beach (California) group staged their monthly game. The subject was the Battle of Granicus 334 BC with Alexander "soon to be Great" vs. Arsites and his local Persian satraps along with some mercenary Greek hoplites.

Pictures and the complete written battle report posted at link

Cheers from the warren.


Paul Y21 May 2012 4:10 p.m. PST

Comprehensive report with some great-looking armies – thanks for posting!

wargame insomniac22 May 2012 4:41 a.m. PST

Looks good.

One question- I thought there was only one Pharsalian squadron of Thessalians in the same way that there was an Agema squadron of Companions?



TMPWargamerabbit22 May 2012 8:46 a.m. PST

WI aka James,
Not being present when the game rosters were initially drawn up I would guess that the total number of Thessalian cavalry compared to Companions is the basis. 1800 or so Thessalian with 1800 Companion cavalry. So the aim was 2 units of each for a total of four cavalry units. I think the game was designed from the Granicus Osprey and J Jonas's scenario list noted on site.

Thank you all for the positive comments.

Cheers WR

wargame insomniac22 May 2012 10:13 a.m. PST

Hi- I agree with split of 1800/1800. It was more that I was expecting One Agema Companion squadron, one Companion squadron, one Pharsalian Thessalian squadron, one Thessalian squadron.

Of course if the ruleset does nt distinguish between Agema/Pharaslian and normal squadrons then my query was moot.



TMPWargamerabbit22 May 2012 11:03 a.m. PST

WI aka James,
Looking over the roster It appears David used the "better" HTH value of 4 vs. a "normal dude "3" for all the Thessalians. Must have been a good day for the Macedonians/Thessalians. They were pumped up for the action. I will "kid him" at the next meeting at the end of May (27th) for his "pumped up Thessalians. We have a Ancient Indian vs. Ancient Indian matchup scheduled. Elephant and chariots… sounds like a real road (chariot) wreck.

Still, us lowly Persian types gave them a good run on the tabletop. It was the Greek mercenary hoplites which failed at their glorious moment.

WR aka michael

wargame insomniac22 May 2012 2:40 p.m. PST

LOL @ WR aka michael re "pumped up Thessalians"!

I have nt been to my old gaming club in London for about 5 years. Yet we can still wind each other up about stuff that happened in game 15-20 years ago!



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