Monday, December 13, 2010
Gaza 312BC BPEM
This was our second go at a PBEM ancient battle using Camp Cromwell Rules. One of the battles between the Sucessors. Ptolemy had more phalangites, but Demetrius had more cavalry and some elephants to make a pretty even fight of it. In the real thing Ptolemy won.
P's LH (pic way) phalanx just managed to rally & about face to meet the peltasts. The other 2 phalanxes (1 each) struggled to rally. P's archers kept D's remaining phalanx pinned down while P's phalanx rallied, turned & hit it in flank.
By the now both sides were mess. Demetrius has only 1 key unit left - his companions, 3 more have pursued off the field, his 3 phalanxes have routed.
Ptolemy has 3 phalanxes left, but 3 companions routed and 1 in pursuit. Neither side has more than half their key units (phalanxes & companions) routed, but neither has much chance to get any more routs. According to the Army Morale Test its a tie. Though with 3 phalanxes left Ptomemy could claim he really won.