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Nijis
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Re: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by Nijis » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:28 pm

Division B challenges issued...

Nijis (Seleucids) vs

nyczar - Roman 105-25 BC, password is nyczar
SpeedyCM - Spanish 300-100 BC, password is speedy
Trogilus - Carthaginian, Hannibal in Africa 202 BC - trogilus

Messages sent. Good luck to all!

Nijis
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Re: Early Middle Ages: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by Nijis » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:29 pm

Division B

Challenge issued from Nijis (Abbasids) to SpeedyCM - Rus 960-1053 AD (Polish 966-1057 AD allies)

Password is speedy

Good luck!

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Re: Late Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by harveylh » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:23 am

Division A

harveylh - Arab City 300-633 AD challenges Nosy_Rat - Hunnic Western 376-454 AD, password “late”, PM sent.

harveylh - Arab City 300-633 AD challenges pantherboy - Indian 320-545 AD, password “late”, PM sent.

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by phoyle3290 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:45 am

Div D

phoyle3290 - (Carthaginian 216-203 BC) defeats Bluefin - (Syracusan 280-211 BC) - 42-16

Thanks for the game!

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Re: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by phoyle3290 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:50 am

Div D

phoyle3290 - Carthaginian 216-203 BC challenges KiFi - Macedonian 320-261 BC

Password KiFi

PM sent

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Re: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by phoyle3290 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:50 am

Div D

phoyle3290 - Carthaginian 216-203 BC challenges SawyerK - Seleucid 205-167 BC

Password SawyerK

PM sent

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by ruskicanuk » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:14 am

Division A

ruskicanuk - Romano-British 407-599 AD defeats NikiforosFokas - Jewish Revolt 66-135 AD, 48 - 22

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by pantherboy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:06 am

Division A

pantherboy (Indians) beat nyczar (Scots-Irish) 60-46

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by MikeMarchant » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:09 am

Division D

MikeMarchant (Roman 105-25 BC) defeated SawyerK (Seleucid 205-167 BC): 70/38

This was a batle shaped by the terrain.

A largely open battlefield was dominated by large patches of rough ground and so the Romans deployed with as much MF as possible, while the Selceucids were unable to match their number. Legionaries lined up in the open gaps between the rocky patches and MF lined up in the rough. The Seleucids packed their pike to their right flank where there was more open ground, with their cataphracts in position to threaten the Roman left.

The early contacts were inconclusive, with the Seleucids having a slight edge, but this battle was largely a waiting game. Much pike had to be turned to face the MF trying to flank them through the rough, and the two sides simply faced each other off, neither able to charge the other. The remaining MF continued its attempt to encirlce, while the main line continued to melee inconclusively. The cataphracts were slow enough in their advance on the Roman left to allow the Romans throw a blocking force of a couple of raw legionary cohorts, supported by a regular cohort, and the Seleucid flanking move was stalled. The Romans did not expect to win that fight on their left flank, but they didn't need to - they just needed to buy enough time.

The breakthrough came in the main line, where a legionary cohort managed to temporarily shock a pike unit, just on the corner of the rough. The MF unit charged in and then chaos followed as the Roman's broke through this corner, feeding more and more units to the Seleucid rear. The fighting here was intense as both sides realised this development could be the turning point of the entire battloe. At the same time the MF finally made it's way around the Seleucid left flank and started to pour units to the rear and into the Seleucid flank.

There was still a hard fight to follow as the Seleucid pike refused to concede ground against the eager Romans. Pike started to form square, Romans surrounded the squares, but left them unchallenged, while the Roman army switched its focus to their left flank. By this time the cataphracts were beginning to break through the Roman holding force, but some fell to rear attackes by charging MF who'd made it far enough across the battlefield, and the remaining cataphracts found their breakthrough stalling against an organised Roman line of legionaries, reformed to face them. All Seleucid forces on that flank were surrounded and defeated in detail, leaving the last few Seleucid units in the centre in square and surrounded by an ever increasing number of jailors.

A courageous last ditch effort from the Seleucdi pike saw them leave square to re-take up the fight, but the odds were hopeless, and the sun set on their ambitions for their waning empire.

Another really great game, against another really great player. Thanks SawyerK.


That concludes my participation in this section of the Digital League for this season and I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all those I have played against. Every game, win or lose, has been very enjoyable and has been played in the best possible spirit. What could be better?

Also, sincere and profound thanks to Pete, for the immense amount of hard work he puts into running this competition for us, and running it so well. Thanks, Pete.


Best Wishes

Mike

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Geffalrus » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:43 pm

Division C

Geffalrus (Antigonids) defeats Najanaja (Romans) 47-20. Good game to my opponent.

For the fifth time this season in Classical, the Antigonids faced an opponent on the other side of a stream. After lamenting the relative ineffectiveness of pikes and lancers in such terrain, the Antidonids set about doing the dance of the skirmisher. Both sides sensibly refused to cross the stream while the Antigonid skirmishers dealt substantial, but non-fatal damage to the Roman Velites. Eventually, the Antigonid Royal Guard saw an opportunity to ford the river, and surged forward with cavalry support, pushing back the Roman Equites. To avoid the Veteran Pikes, the Roman Hastati and Elephants attempted to fall back, but were disrupted by some bad cohesion rolls. With most of the Antigonid forces on the right flank, the Romans crossed the stream to chase down the weaker left flank, ultimately catching and routing some Thureophoroi. After a flurry of activity on both flanks, the final phase of the battle saw the Romans attempting to drag down two pike squares in the center of the field, while the plentiful Antigonid cavalry, freed from the elephant threat, rampaged all over the exposed Roman flanks.

While the stream prevented the Antigonids from rushing for a direct clash, the otherwise open terrain of the battlefield allowed them to leverage the mobility advantage of their cavalry wing to pin, delay, and distract the Roman infantry.

The two armies maneuver to contact.
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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by sunnyboy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:41 pm

Division C

Sunnyboy (Ostrogoths 493-561 AD) beat Barrold713 (Numidian or Moorish 55 BC-6 AD)
40-5

A mass of light javelin foot and horse made for quite a challenging contest. The Ostrogoths were able to slowly wear down the swarm of skirmishers. With casualties mounting the Numidian main body moved into action however a fragmenting and subsequently breaking pachyderm disrupted some neighbouring foot who were also put to flight bringing a rapid conclusion to the fight.

Thanks for the game!

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Nijis » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:30 pm

Div B

Seleucids (Nijis) beat Indo-Greeks (Morbio) 51-23.

Clever maneuvering of the Indian archer line caught the phalanx off balance, and stripped away the elephants and cavalry protecting their flank. The phalangites were forced to launch a disjointed charge through the arrow storm that could have been disastrous - but they were able to close to melee with enough ordered troops to win a costly victory before the Indians could turn their flank.

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Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Post by paulmcneil » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:04 pm

Div B

paulmcneil Thracians defeated uneducated Hebrew 51:22

a Teddy-Bears picnic of a game
Paul McNeil

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Re: Biblical: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by paulmcneil » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:11 pm

Div B

challenge for ulysisgrunt, pw = ulysisgrunt
Paul McNeil

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Breogan » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:34 pm

Division C

Breogan (Greeks) defeated Karvon (Persian) 54 - 24

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here

Post by Nosy_Rat » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:51 pm

Div A

Nosy_Rat (Khorasanian/Abbasid) beats Cunningcairn (Vikings/Irirsh) 23-6 (opponent surrendered).

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Geffalrus » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:04 pm

Division C

Geffalrus (Antigonids) defeats Breogan (Greek Mercs) 47-10. Good game to my opponent and congratulations to MorkinTheFree as I believe this puts his 31 point total as insurmountable.

In 323 BC, a large army of Greek mercenaries and colonists settled in Bactria decided they'd rather return home, and upon news of Alexander's death, took up arms and marched back across Persia. In our reality, Peithon the Satrap of Media was sent to stop them. But in this alternate universe, Antigonus the One-Eyed was dispatched instead. Antigonus confronted the Greek host on the border of Hyrcania where the road leading west was pinched by a massive rocky plateau, a large forest, and a substantial swamp. Bringing only a small contingent of pikes, lancers, and elephants, the Antigonids instead relied on their medium foot and light skirmishers. The light and medium troops quickly occupied the plateau dominating the center and saw off multiple assaults by the Greek peltasts. The Greek heavy hoplites valiantly tried to storm the heights in many places, but could not overcome the steep slopes and rocky terrain. Meanwhile, the Macedonian forces marched down the road and engaged the remaining hoplites on open ground. Unable to seize the plateau, the Greek army was slowly ground down by the pikes and outflanked by the elephants and lancers. The survivors were rounded up and sent back to Bactria.

Thureophoroi were definitely the MVPs of the game for my army. On open terrain it's tempting to prefer hoplites, but they really earn their keep on rough terrain against Lspear/sword foot.
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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Bluefin » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:30 pm

Division D

Bluefin (Syracuse) defeats Kifi (Macedonian) 46-11.

Playing for the first time in their traveling red uniforms, the Syracusans were able to stand up to the Macedonians in a very narrow battlefield -- mountains on one side, body of water on the other. Fun battle on an interesting battlefield. We are sampling the olives and vino tonight. Thanks for the game, Kifi!

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Bluefin » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:36 pm

Division C

Bluefin (Franks) defeats Barrold713 (Numidian) 46-11.

Frightened by the sheer number of javelin horse, it took a bit for the Franks to figure out what to even do. Slowly the Franks were able to gain control and the rapid defeat of an elephant shifted the tide of the battle. A very interesting battle. Thanks for the game, Barrold!

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Cunningcairn » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:43 pm

Div B

Cunningcairn - Indian 320-545 AD beat Geffalrus - Palmyran 258-273 AD by 69% to 41%

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