Simon, in his first game of Basic Impetus 2, with a borrowed army, put the late into my Later Seleucids in what was a very fun game.
The Seleucids were the defenders and the terrain was certainly in their favour.
The Sassanids held back, but scored some lucky early hits on the advancing Seleucids.
Both sides fielded elephants. Would they come tusk to tusk?
Casualties start to mount on the Seleucids who are also slowed by the need to pause to recover order.
Still they are getting closer...
The Seleucid horse archers have retired from the fight,
but at least the Sassanids slingers have been routed.
End of the sixth turn and things have really developed.
On the Seleucid right their Thracians fled after tackling some Sassanid cavalry.
That in turn was destroyed by a very successful charge by the Seleucid cavalry.
The Seleucid centre is closing on the enemy, but on the left things are maybe not going so well.
Another eventful turn.
Seleucid cavalry has been pushed back.
Elephants have come out to play.
And at the top of the picture,
the Sassanid archers have seen off an attack by the Seleucid City Militia.
The Sassanid cavalry destroys the Seleucid right flank.
The elephants keep fighting as do the Sassanid archers.
The Sassanids win.
Their horse archers move forward and finish off the Seleucid horse archers.
The Seleucids did wipe out the Sassanid heavy cavalry
and significantly reduce their elephant population.
The Sassanid archers did well with their defensive fire, pity about their basing...