"240 BC Grand Campaign"

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:06 pm

Any news about the Seleucid attack from Cilicia to Cappadocia?
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Aryaman » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:03 pm

Still no blood

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by vakarr » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:28 am

Sorry, have been working on two more Field of Glory solo campaigns: Scipio Africanus and Gaius Marius. They are both now finished and The Marius campaign can be downloaded now.

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:51 pm

vakarr wrote:Sorry, have been working on two more Field of Glory solo campaigns: Scipio Africanus and Gaius Marius. They are both now finished and The Marius campaign can be downloaded now.
New interesting stuff! :mrgreen:
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:37 am

Hi all generals!
Just to remind you that we have entered the last five days of the campaign.
Hurry up to make your last moves.
After the 28th of February no more actions will be allowed and it will only be possible to finish the ongoing battles.
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:10 am

Ashoka the great, beloved Father of his people and enlightened ruler of the East, has decided the construction of new fortifications in Drangiana, the westernmost province of the Empire, in order to display to the world the strength of the Mauryans.

Moreover, the same day, wanting to thanks the Gods for their unremitting help in every step of his life and for the sake they always showed to the Empire, he has also decreed the constructions of sanctuaries all over the realm.

May the God always remain by his side!
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by vakarr » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:09 pm

Lysimachos wrote:Any news about the Seleucid attack from Cilicia to Cappadocia?
The Seleucids may have succumbed to a Pontic ambush - they are at 42%. However if there is another complete Seleucid turn they have lots of opportunities to try to reverse their fortunes. I deployed my troops just behind my deployment limit, with woods on either side of my line. I put my rubbish ie irregular foot in the centre and the pikes on the flanks, trying to take advantage of what little terrain was on offer in the centre. The woods were of course filled with troops and the Seleucids advanced cautiously and in depth but it didn't help them, though their pikes, elephants, lancers etc are mostly intact they have been charged in the flanks and beaten up. The flank attack was held up by some heroic Seleucid thureophoroi who won every encounter for a few turns and even fragmented and pushed back a Pontic thureophori unit that charged into them while chasing some evaders. They were eventually beaten back by sheer weight of numbers. Meanwhile a Pontic light javelinmen unit decided to copy their performance and hold a Seleucid lancer general long enough for two Pontic heavy cavalry units to charge him in the flank. An attempt on the other flank by a Seleucid lancer general to beat up some Pontic troops floundered when he followed up into a Pontic light spear heavy cavalry general and a Thracian unit charged out of the woods and hit the Seleucids in the flank. Another Thracian unit charged out of the woods and hit a Seleucid elephant in the flank, so the elephant is currently holding off a pike phalanx, a thrureophoroi unit, and a Thracian unit. Elsewhere the Pontic units are fragmented or disrupted but still holding on; the Pontic pike phalanxes have now turned and are facing the flanks of the Seleucid phalanxes but the surviving Seleucids phalanxes are virtually undamaged so it's still possibly an interesting tussle.
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The Seleucid imperialist dogs get thrown out
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by vakarr » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:43 am

Woo-hoo! The proud Seleucid circus has been humbled in Cappadocia! The imperialists have been tossed out! The luck went against them on their final turn, I mean what can you do when two Seleucid pike phalanxes crash into the rear and flank of a Pontic irregular foot unit and it just becomes disrupted???!! If you are Pontic, you celebrate! The final score was 48% to 12%. The Pontic strategy was to make the most of the minimal terrain (a practically empty central arena but woods on the flanks) and use minimal Pontic cavalry and maximum medium and heavy foot. It was very hard to do nothing with my main line of resistance for the first turns as the Seleucid juggernaught bore down on me (allowing him to make his own match-ups), but it worked out Ok in the end. Sorry but after so many defeats at the hands of the same army this is a fabulous ending to the campaign to me and it shows the importance of getting the right terrain (and knowing how to use it) if you have an inferior army - the defender should be allowed to ask the game to restart once if he doesn't like the terrain. Mostly I like this as it seems to validate the game systems, I never was able to do this on the table (refuse the centre and ambush from the flanks) top despite many attempts with my Thracians.

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:57 pm

After the Pontic victory over the Seleucids in Cappadocia, there are only three battles still in motion:
- a Carthaginian attack from Bastetania to Baetica,
- a Pontic attack from Colchis to Bosphorus Cimmerius,
- a Graeco Bactrian attack from Bactria to Aria,
after which the campaign will be finished.

Once said that the Pontics, having found confidence in their army and an astonishing string of victories, are clearly gaining the upper hand in Bosphorus Cimmerius, it would be interesting to know what's going on in the other last two battles ...
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Aryaman » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:34 pm

IThere is also the Epirotean invasion of Thessalia going on

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:20 am

Aryaman wrote:IThere is also the Epirotean invasion of Thessalia going on
That's rigtht!
Any news about it?
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by vakarr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:54 pm

Looks like the Pontic invasion of the Crimea has succeeded, but it was a very close game, the Bosporans played well, and might still be continuing if another Bosporan unit had rallied - in the last Pontic turn, the Bosporan losses went down from 44 to 42% while the Pontics' losses went up to 37%. The Bosporans had better cavalry and the Pontics had better infantry - and both were massed on their respective side's right flank. As a result both sides' left flanks collapsed but the Pontic army scored first, kept the Bosporan cavalry away from its infantry long enough, and kept up the score to the end.

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:27 pm

vakarr wrote:Looks like the Pontic invasion of the Crimea has succeeded, but it was a very close game, the Bosporans played well, and might still be continuing if another Bosporan unit had rallied - in the last Pontic turn, the Bosporan losses went down from 44 to 42% while the Pontics' losses went up to 37%. The Bosporans had better cavalry and the Pontics had better infantry - and both were massed on their respective side's right flank. As a result both sides' left flanks collapsed but the Pontic army scored first, kept the Bosporan cavalry away from its infantry long enough, and kept up the score to the end.
Well done Chris!
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by vakarr » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:07 pm

The final score was 41 to 42%, so I guess I was just lucky, you played better, you don't get any closer than that!

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by vakarr » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:12 pm

By the way I asked RBS if you can have multiplayer battles with different points for each player, as you would get in a campaign, and he says YES!

"Yes, you can set the points in the advanced custom battle options. Previously you could only do so in increments of 100, but the forthcoming update allows an value to be set."

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:24 pm

vakarr wrote:By the way I asked RBS if you can have multiplayer battles with different points for each player, as you would get in a campaign, and he says YES!

"Yes, you can set the points in the advanced custom battle options. Previously you could only do so in increments of 100, but the forthcoming update allows an value to be set."
This will be surely taken in account for the next campaigns! :mrgreen:
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by vakarr » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:11 am

Notes from the new patch that goes with Legions Triumphant:

Custom force points can now be adjusted in advanced custom battle settings in increments of 1, 10, 50 or 100. This means that hand-moderated campaigns can use any relative force adjustment required by the campaign rules.

Random Maps:
- Mountain territory maps now have more hills and rough terrain between the mountains.

Army Lists:
- Divided Jewish 167-64 BC army into separate 167-111 and 110-64 lists. The latter resembles the previous list. The former represents the earlier guerrilla army.
- Divided Dacian list into separate 50 BC - 88 AD and 89-106 AD lists. Only the latter gets Roman-style artillery.
- Replaced Skythian, Sarmatian and Bosporan Irregular Foot with trousered model better representing their subject tribe foot.

Other changes:
- Pursuits: Troops who charge Fragmented troops who break on testing for being charged, flanked troops that break on contact, or already routed troops, will now follow normal pursuit rules – so mounted troops, warbands and sometimes raw troops will pursue, all other infantry won’t.
- Evaders: Evaders may now suffer some casualties when they evade, even if they are not caught. This represent stragglers being caught or hit by enemy missiles. The closer the evaders are to being caught, the more likely they are to suffer casualties and the more casualties they are likely to suffer.
- Cataphracts unit cost reduced from 72 to 68 points.
- Arab camelry upgraded to Average. Cost increased accordingly to 48 points.
- Rhoxolani Cavalry unit cost increased from 48 to 52 points.
- Reclassified "Irregular Foot" as Medium Foot, Lightly Protected, Average, Light Spear, 50% swordsmen. Cost remains 30 points. Effectively they lose 12-13 POA for the reduction in Protection (from Protected to Lightly Protected), but gain 50 POA vs most opponents (and 25 vs steady spears) from the 50% swordsmen. They will also be somewhat more vulnerable to shooting. Overall they are (somewhat) better.
- Added Wagon Laager light fortification objects to Editor.
Manual Clarifications:
- If a unit evades and is caught by the chargers, this automatically counts as a rear attack, and causes a cohesion drop even though the unit is not already in close combat. (Unless the evaders are non-light troops being charged by light troops). If a unit that successfully evaded is then charged by another unit, it cannot evade again. However, this second charge does not automatically count as a rear attack, so won't cause the cohesion to drop unless it was a legal flank/rear attack using the normal rules for that. If it does count as a legal flank/rear attack it will cause a cohesion drop even though the unit is not already in close combat. (Unless the previous evaders are non-light troops being charged by light troops).

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:31 pm

As reported via PM by:
- shadowblack, the invasion of Aria was repulsed,
- Varity, the invasion of Baetica never started and was then abandoned.

So that now we are only waiting the outcome of the independent attack from Epirus to Thessalia before closing the campaign.
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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Aryaman » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:59 am

I have agreed with 76mm on a draw, sorry for the delay

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Re: "240 BC Grand Campaign"

Post by Lysimachos » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:49 pm

Well guys,
so the campaign is ended!

Down here you'll find the final details and the map at the end of the game.
Thank's everybody for playing with solicitude and with great fair play.
Hope you enjoyed the game.

Mauryan Empire
(Lysimachos/Torino)
Political Assets
Stability +13
Prestige +5
Talents 145
Buildings
Sanctuaries
Academies
Trade Routes
Military Assets
Fortifications in Taxila
Fortifications in Drangiana
Victory Points
Bt 30 / PA 18 / Bg 3 / MA 2 / Total 53

Seleucid Kingdom
(Aryaman/Napoli)
Political Assets
Stability +10
Prestige +5
Talents 100
Buildings
Temples
Paved Roads
Military Assets
=
Victory Points
Bt 18 / PA 15 / Bg 1 / MA = / Total 34

Pontic Kingdom
(vakarr/Genova)
Political Assets
Stability +5
Prestige +1
Talents 120
Buildings
Academies
Temples
Military Assets
Fortifications in Oromantis
Victory Points
Bt 19 / PA 6 / Bg 2 / MA 1 / Total 28

Carthaginian Republic
(Varity/Bari)
Political Assets
Stability +12
Prestige +5
Talents 340
Buildings
Academies
Sanctuaries
Paved Roads
Military Assets
Fleet in Baleares
Fleet in Sardinia
Victory Points
Bt 5 / PA 17 / Bg 3 / MA 2 / Total 27

Roman Republic
(Ironclad/Cagliari)
Political Assets
Stability +6
Prestige +4
Talents 60
Buildings
Academies
Sanctuaries
Paved Roads
Military Assets
=
Victory Points
Bt 8 / PA 10 / Bg 3 / MA = / Total 21

Macedonian Kingdom
(76mm/Firenze)
Political Assets
Stability +7
Prestige +1
Talents 30
Buildings
Temples
Paved Roads
Military Assets
=
Victory Points
Bt 12 / PA 8 / Bg 1 / MA = / Total 21

Ptolemaic Kingdom
(ulysisgrunt/Milano)
Political Assets
Stability +5
Prestige +2
Talents 70
Buildings
Temples
Paved Roads
Military Assets
Fortifications in Marmarica
Fleet in Marmarica
Fortifications in Cyrenaica
Victory Points
Bt 8 / PA 7 / Bg 1 / MA 3 / Total 19

Graeco Bactrian Kingdom
(shadowblack/Roma)
Political Assets
Stability +7
Prestige +1
Talents 220
Buildings
Paved Roads
Trade Routes
Military Assets
=
Victory Points
Bt 4 / PA 8 / Bg = / MA = / Total 12

Parthian Kingdom
(Trogilus/Palermo)
Political Assets
Stability +6
Prestige +1
Talents 310
Buildings
Paved Roads
Trade Routes
Military Assets
=
Victory Points
Bt 4 / PA 7 / Bg = / MA = / Total 11

The final map:
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