AAR - The Elephant Victory 273 BC

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AAR - The Elephant Victory 273 BC

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:26 am

Here is one of my scenarios that I submitted to Keith. The Battle is knows as the Elephant Victory and took place in 273 BC. It was a battle between a Galatian Army and the Early Seleucids. The Galatians began the battle by opening their ranks of heavy infantry to let the chariots and cavarly through. However, Antioshios had taken the advise of a tactician, Theodotes of Rhodes, and managed to conceal elephants behind his battle line. The Galatian horses were bearing down on the Seleucid ranks when the elephants suddenly moved forward. The elephants engaged the charging Galatians stopping the assault. The terrorized Galatian Horses routed back through the Galatian battle lines breaking up the heavy infantry formations. The elephants led the charge into the disorganized Galatians and chased the army from the battlefield. This battle is high complexity with 102 battlegroups with 20 turns available. It is on a 30 deep and 40 wide playing area. The Galatians have 21,360 men (with 50 break points) and the Early Seleucids have 15,456 men (with 52 break points). The Galatians army totals up to 620pts and the Early Seleucids army totals up to 611pts with only a 9 point difference between the two.

I play with a 30 by 40 playing area because it is the closest surface area in the game that coorisponds to a gaming table (gives me more of that table top game feal), and about twice as many units as what is normally in the PC game, but puts it about right for the table top game (the starter armies range from 40 to 80 stand each). Again, this give me that table top feel. I do not have a place to post the files, but if you want it just send me a private message with your email address. Here is a battle report for this scenario so that you can get a better idea of it. Thanks

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC Starting Positions

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - The Galatian Armies Center

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:30 am

Center:

18 Battle Groups of Trocmi Infantry: Supeior, Undrilled, Protected, Heavy Foot, Impact Foot, Swordsmen

4 Battle Groups of Trocmi Scythed Chariots: Average, Undrilled, Scythed Chariots

6 Battle Groups of Trocmi Light Chariots: Superior, Undrilled, Light Chariots, Light Spear

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - The Galatians Left Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:32 am

Left Flank:

9 Battle Groups of Tolistobogii Infantry: Superior, Undrilled, Protected, Heavy Foot, Impact Foot, Swordsmen

4 Battle Groups of Tolistobogii Cavalry: Superior, Undrilled, Protected, Cavalry, Light Spear, Swordsmen

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Galatians Right Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:34 am

Right Flank:

9 Battle Groups of Tectosages Infantry: Superior, Undrilled, Protected, Heavy Foot, Impact Foot, Swordsmen

4 Battle Groups of Tectosages Cavalry: Superior, Undrilled, Protected, Cavalry, Light Spear, Swordsmen

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - The Early Seleucid Center

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:37 am

Center:

12 Battle Groups of Seleucid Phalangites: Average, Drilled, Protected, Heavy Foot, Pike

2 Battle Groups of Seleucid Elephants: Average, Undrilled, Elephants

6 Battle Groups of Seleucid Archers: Average, Undrilled, Unprotected, Light Foot Bow

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The Elephant Victory - Early Seleucid Left Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:39 am

Left Flank:

8 Battle Groups of Greek Mercenary Thorakitai: Average, Drilled, Armoured, Medium Foot, Offensive Spear

4 Battle Groups of Seleucid Xystophoroi: Superior, Drilled, Armoured, Cavalry, Lance, Swordsmen

4 Tarantine Light Horse: Average, Undrilled, Unprotected, Light Horse, Light Spear, Javelins

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Early Seleucid Right Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:41 am

Right Flank:

8 Battle Groups of Thraician Rhomphia: Average, Undrilled, Protected, Medium Foot, Heavy Weapons

4 Battle Groups of Thracian Heavy Cavalry: Superior, Undrilled, Armoured, Cavalry, Light Spear, Swordsmen

4 Battle Groups of Thracian Light Horse: Average, Undrilled, Unprotected, Light Horse, Light Spear, Javelins

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Galatians Turn 1

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:43 am

Galatians Turn 1 - The hoard moves forward with the cavalry and chariots splitting left and right.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Early Seleucid Turn 1

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:45 am

Seleucids Turn 1 - The Seleucids advance with their skirmishers way out front.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Galatians Turn 2

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:47 am

Galatians Turn 2 - The hoard continues to both move forward and to spread its battle line concentrating on strengthening its wings

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Early Seleucid Turn 2

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:50 am

Seleucids Turn 2 - The Seleucids continue to advance with their left wing advancing slight faster than the rest of the battle line. Their skirmishers launch their attacks against the approaching Galatians. One of the Scythed Chariot units are fragmented by the skirmishers attack. One of the units of Galatian Scythed Chariots charges the irritating skirmishers to no avail.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Galatians Turn 3 Left Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:53 am

Galatians Turn 3 - Left flank: The Galatians cavalry advances slowly scattering skirmishers with only one unit of cavalry charging across the open ground to pin the right flank of Seleucid Pikemen

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Galatians Turn 3 Right Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:55 am

Right Flank: The lead elements of the Galatian cavalry make contact with the Seleucids left flank. Two units of Galatian cavalry try flanking the Seleucid battle lines by going into the hills.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Galatians Turn 3 Center

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:57 am

Center: The Galatian Center continues to advance forward scattering any skirmishers in their path.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Seleucid Turn 3 Left Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:00 am

Seleucids Turn 3 - Left flank: The Seleucids fare little against the Galatians left flank with two of the Thracian Rhomphia becoming fragmented. The Thracian Heavy Cavalry charged out of the oasis and into the Galtian infantry but took heavy damage.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Seleucids Turn 3 Right Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:02 am

Right Flank: The Seleucids armor made a big difference and the Galatians took heavy damage. The cavalry trying to flank the battle line by going through the hills was intercepted by Throakitai Medium Infantry. A unit of Seleucid Light Horse was sent fleeing from the battle line though.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Seleucid Turn 3 Center

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:03 am

Center: The Seleucid phalangites and elephants continue to advance.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Galatians Turn 4 Left Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:05 am

Galatians Turn 4 - Left Flank: The Galatians charge the rest of their hoard into the Thracians on the Seleucids right flank. The Thracians take heavy damage with one unit or Thracian Rhomphia breaking.

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The Elephant Victory 273 BC - Galatians Turn 4 Right Flank

Post by CharlesRobinson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:08 am

Right Flank: The Galatian Cavalry charge into the Seleucids line doing heavy damage to the medium infantry but taking bad damage versus the Xystophoroi. One unit of Seleucid medium infantry is broken. The Galatian Cavalry in the hills are doing well against the medium infantry below them. The Galatian infantry form a second line behind the main battle. One unit of light chariots are routed.

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