Date: March 19, 2013
We played a fictional battle of the War of the Diadochi, or the wars between the successors of Alexander the Great.
One side was a Macedonian army with much Persian soldiers (Perdiccas)facing the Egyptian army of Ptolemy. Egyptian side : Siegfried, Jeroen, Patrcik Pots, Persian side : Ronny Patrick VDB (Van Den Brande)and I. Geert was referee.
On the Persian left, with many light infantry units opened the fight. The Egyptians under Siegfried tried to use their numerical superiority and fight their way trough with several charges.
In the center, bad command dicing of Patrick VDB slowed the Persians down in deploying their elephants and scythed chariots, Jeroen using his light infantry and scorpion to inflict casualties upon them. Patrick Pots started with sending his light cavalry unsupported to face my flanking maneuver with my light cavalry trough the hills. Also he moved his heavy infantry closer to the center, increasing his numerical inferiority on the flank.
Siegfried en Ronny were now locked in Several combats, with the frontline not moving much.
Patrick VDB finally could start his attacks with his chariots and elephants, with devastating results on the phalanxes of the Egyptians. Both the Egyptian center and left flank were in trouble.
Patrick VDB and I went into the offensive. By now Patrick Pots' light cavalry had left the field with heavy losses. His only option left was his strong group of heavy cavalry.
Patrick VDB phalanxes closed in these of Jeroen. Already decimated, the latter were no match for the victorious Patrick. Siegfried tried to stabilize the front with his heavy cavalry but with no effect.
On the Egyptian left, the heavy cavalry had destroyed two of my light infantry units, but not without loses. However, with the treat of these heavy units gone, I was able to use my light cavalry, to harass Patrick Pots remaining infantry, by now fighting against Patrick phalanxes , and thus also threatened in the flank.
With both left flank and center collapsing, the Egyptians had lost.
Many thanks to Mr. Dirk Donvil, Belgium.
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