Gaugamela 331BC (FPSC game 3)

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Gaugamela 331BC (FPSC game 3)

Post by Archie » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:39 am

Battle of Gaugamela
The Battle of Gaugamela took place in331 BC between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. The battle, which is also called the Battle of Arbela, resulted in a massive victory for the Ancient Macedonians and led to the fall of the Achaemenid Empire.

Date October 1, 331 BC

Location Probably Tel Gomel (Gaugamela) near Mosul ,not far from Irbil (Arbela), which also is a name of the battle (Battle of Arbela).

Result Decisive Macedonian victory.

Territorial.changes Alexander wins half of Persia.

Belligerents
Alexander the Great, Macedon, & Southern Greek allies (47000 men)
Vs
Darius III, Achaemenid Empire, & Greek mercenaries (53000 to 100,000 men)

Darius, fearing a night attack, kept his army awake and on alert for the whole night, while Alexander's was more rested.

While Darius had a significant advantage in numbers, most of his troops were of a lower quality than Alexander's. Alexander's pezhetairoi were armed with a six-meter spear, the sarissa.

The main Persian infantry was poorly trained and equipped in comparison to Alexander's pezhetairoi and hoplites. The only respectable infantry Darius had were his 10,000 Greek hoplites[5] and his personal bodyguard, the 10,000 Persian Immortals.[11] The Greek mercenaries fought in a phalanx, armed with a heavy shield but with spears no longer than three meters, while the spears of the Immortals were 2 meters long.

Among the other Persian troops, the most heavily armed were the Armenians who were armed the Greek way, and probably fought as a phalanx. The rest of Darius's contingents were much more lightly armed; the main weapon of the Achaemenid army historically was the bow and arrow, and javelin.

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Wikipedia ...Battle of Gaugamela


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Post by Archie » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:55 am

Roll of Honour:

1)Marathon 490BC..1St....Morbio...71% ........Joint 2nd deeter & pantherboy 61%
2)Akragas 406BC...1St.....davouthojo..100%....2nd...pantherboy..77%....3rd...Morbio...65%

................................League
Marathon Akragas.......Position
61%..........93% ......pantherboy.......2.....77%
71%..........59% ......Morbio..............2.....65%
26%........100% ......davouthojo.......2.....63%
52%..........44% ......batesmotel.......2.....48%
n/a............41% ......Lysimachos.......1.....41%
35%..........30% ......Triarius.............2.....33%
n/a............33% ......kme37158........1......33%
26%..........30% .......jonno...............2......28%
58%..........-7% ......massina_nz......2.......26%
55%..........-4% ......Ferb..................2......26%
45%...........4% ......iandavidsmith...2.........25%
16%..........30% ......TheGrayMouser.2.........23%
35%............0% ......Arminius...........2.......18%
61%.........-26% ......deeter...............2........18%
29%............0% ......razorback77......2........15%
29%...........-7% ......tofman04...........2.......11%
-13%...........0% ......petergarnett.....2.......-7%
-6%..........-15% ......Archie..............2........-11%... :oops:

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Post by Archie » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:14 pm

Gaugamela 331BC

tofman04..........vs.....deeter
petergarnett.....vs.....Archie
razorback77.....vs.....TheGrayMouser
Arminius...........vs.....Ferb
jonno................vs.....iandavidsmith
massina_nz.......vs....kme37158
Triarius..............vs....Lysimachos
batesmotel.........vs....pantherboy
davouthojo.........vs....Morbio

Good Luck...

Start now... would like to close by 31st July, either side can set-up (paired games).

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Post by petergarnett » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:49 am

Archie - challenge issued pw darius

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Post by Morbio » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:37 pm

Is this a RoR game? I don't seem to have it in my battle list :(

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Post by Archie » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:07 pm

Not certain ..... :?

Can somebody confirm, maybe its IF?

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Post by pantherboy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:30 pm

Morbio wrote:Is this a RoR game? I don't seem to have it in my battle list :(
Yes, it is. That may mean you will need to accept the challenge or have it copied as a custom scenario. I assume you'd just have to edit the scenario but make no changes and just rename it then you'll be able to have access to it without owning IF.

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Post by tofman04 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:21 am

Hi Deeter,

Challenge posted. Password: deeter

Have fun.

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Post by iandavidsmith » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:04 am

ATT: jonno

challenge posted
password= jonno

good luck
Ian

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Post by massina_nz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:25 am

Hi kme37158

Game posted; password = 'Arbela'

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Post by Lysimachos » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:36 pm

Hi Triarius,
I'm waiting with anxiety your challenge!
Just eager to cross the swords with you! :P
"Audentis fortuna iuvat"
- Virgilius

(Good luck favours the brave)

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Post by razorback77 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:31 pm

Hi TGM

waiting for you on the field, pw Alexander

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Post by Triarii » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:40 pm

Lysimachos wrote:Hi Triarius,
I'm waiting with anxiety your challenge!
Just eager to cross the swords with you! :P
Hi Lysimachos
Anxiety?
No need for that - Have you seen my record in the IF LoEG :oops:
Challenge posted pw = Lysimachos.
See you soon
T

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Post by massina_nz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:29 pm

Hey Archie, can you please remind me how the scoring is calculated. I expected to be at the bottom of the table, given the thrashing panterboy gave me in the last game.

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Post by Archie » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:55 am

Copied over the last rounds scoreboard, at the end of round a scoreboard will give trhe postions in that round.



Akragas 490BC
Battlegroups..27......Total A.....Total B...Tournment
.................................15..............12.......Score .points

davouthojo................0...............0.............27 .........100%
pantherboy................0..............2..............25 ...........93%
Morbio.......................4..............7.............16 ............59%
batesmotel.................3............12.............12 ...........44%
Lysimachos................4............12.............11............41%
kme37158................10..............8.............9..............33%
Triarius....................12..............7..............8.............30%
jonno.........................7.............12............8..............30%
TheGrayMouser..........5............14...............8 ............30%
iandavidsmith..........14.............12.............1 ..............4%
petergarnett............13.............14..............0..............0%
Arminius..................15.............12..............0..............0%
razorback77.............15............12..............0...............0%
Ferb.........................15.............13.............-1 ............-4%
massina_nz..............15.............14........... -2 .............-7%
tofman04 ................16.............13............-2 .............-7%
Archie......................17.............14............ -4 ..........-15%
deeter......................14.............20........... -7 ...........-26%

Average score 10/15 & 11/12 (22%)

Well done everybody.....


as there were 27 battlegroups, you lost 15+14 battlegroups. 27-29= -2 (points). That being -7% percentage of 27. Over the two games some lost more battlegroups.

Your league position is the over the two games is 58+-7= 51/2=26% (Looks like it rounded up!)

Hope that helps.

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Post by massina_nz » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:57 am

Thanks Archie - I get it now - based on battlegroups lost.

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Post by Ferb » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:38 pm

Ferb (Persians) 33/41 - Arminius (Macedonians) 42/40
Ferb (Macedonians) 47/40 - Arminius (Persians) 17/41

Two wins for the Persians, seems like another scenario that doesn't reflect history.
As the Persians I formed up the Scythed chariots and advanced them into the pike phalanxes which had formed into a line. The Macedonian right flank consisting of hoplites and MF formed an angle from the phalanxes to the base line to protect them from my massed left flank cavalry. The macedonian left was a looser collection of cavalry and MF. The Persian right flank cavalry engaged these units in a long fight coming out marginally on top. In the centre the scythed chariots did some damage to the pike before they evaporated. The greeks/elephant and chariots following up had some success but nothing conclusive. On the Persian left the cavalry kept hammering the hoplites with repeated charges and breakoffs eventually wearing them down. A win for the Persians but not that conclusive.
My tactics as the macedonians were a bad choice as i advanced the pike blocks forward pushing back the opposing cavalry and mostly avoiding the scythed chariots. However this exposed my hoplites and MF to the chariots and persian cavalry and scythed chariots. Basically I was too spread out and had too many bases getting isolated so were getting caught with rear charges too often. The pikes caught very little and eventually turned back but too late to intervene.
All in all a couple of fun games, thanks Arminius.

Ferb

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Post by davouthojo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:48 am

morbio and I will have to be a pass: despite trying listing as a custom game and him downloading, he still can't see Gaugamela.
Must be some flag that it is IF only.....

There is a simple answer..............buy IF! :roll:

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Post by Morbio » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:34 am

davouthojo wrote:morbio and I will have to be a pass: despite trying listing as a custom game and him downloading, he still can't see Gaugamela.
Must be some flag that it is IF only.....

There is a simple answer..............buy IF! :roll:
It may be that it is now sorted... apparently the battle is not like I expected and it may be all OK. I'll test with Archie and if OK start with you ASAP.

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Post by deeter » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:13 pm

Results for Deeter vs. tofman:

Macedonians (Deeter) 25/40 vs. Persia (tofman) 42/41
Macedonians (tofman) 40/40 vs. Persia (Deeter) 2/41

Thanks for the games, tofman!

Deeter

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