Thursday, March 10, 2016

Macedonian Early Successor vs Lysimachid

Basically a battle of succession.  On the side of Lysimachus was Richard, Dave and Geoff.  On the challengers side we had Stephen, Mark B and myself.  Andrew umpired.

This was the first time I have run elephants using Impetus.  It became clear I didn't know what I was doing.

Can't group, can't support and don't get their impact bonus against pike.

I took command of the right flank in what I hoped would be a delaying action.  It got off to a bad start when I lost my skirmishers to one hit.  My peltasts held out for a while, but numbers were against them.

Still trying to delay, I flung in my commander.

It ended badly, but it had held off this wing of the enemy's army.

I had hopes for the centre, but what was it I was saying about elephants?

I'm missing photos from the left flank, but that might be a good thing.

Impetus worked well as a multiplayer game although I'm thinking of switching to playing cards or something similar to control selection of command activation.


  1. Fine looking game! I have yet to try elephants under Impetvs. Of course, I need to paint some first!

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    1. Thanks. I was very distracted during this game (hence only five pics rather than 20)

  3. Lovely to see mass units of figures on the table top and an entertaining battle report read too Mark - marvelous!


    1. Thanks Phil. I was certainly happy to get my army out on the table.