Saturday, September 24, 2016

Early Macedonian Successor versus Classical Indians (Again)

But can I win?

Mark Woods has deployed his army in three divisions: archers, chariots and elephants

My Thracians face the archers across some fields.

My centre pike await the chariots.

While my right flank pike await the elephants.

Trying an outflank on the left with the Thracian light cavalry 
and even the Macedonian cavalry if it can get a move on

The centres move slowly closer

On the right I'm trying an out flank with the Greek light cavalry

My Thracians bearing down on the Indian archers

A bit of skirmishing in the centre

The elephants

After a promising start two units of Thracians are destroyed.

The remaining Thracian and Peltasts comprising my left flank are in trouble.

But the central pike grinds on.
Best to get into action before its left flank is exposed.

Things are developing slowly on the right.

Did I say the Macedonian heavy cavalry needed to get a move on?
They have failed four Discipline Tests in a row.

The Indian Palace Guard have wiped out all before them.
My left flank is on the verge of collapse (one point form breaking)

My skirmishers are run down by the Indian Chariots

I'm slowly getting closer to the elephants

Looking down the field from the left flank

Missile fire form the elephants is as ferocious as the beasts

Bruised, the pike and Hoplites attack.

And in the centre the chariots are engaged.
The Indian Palace Guard is bearing down on the exposed left flank.

The Cretan archers try and bravely hold the field

Many elephants are slaughtered

But then the centre commander decides he is having a bad day.

The flank attack by the Palace Guard failed when I threw a miraculous 1 for the Cohesion Test.
(My two Rolls of Destiny had been used earlier trying to save the Thracians).

My cavalry arrives and pushes back the Indian right flank

The fighting is fierce in the centre.

And equally so on the right.

The remains of my left flank command

The remains of the Indian army

Both the Indian centre and left flank have been routed.

Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat.