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First 3 games with Ptolemaics

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First 3 games with Ptolemaics

Post by jorneto on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:15 pm

As I have just got myself a 15mm Ptolemaic army (most of it already painted), I was eager to try it on the table. All games below at 300pts.

First oponent to accept the challenge was na Athenian Greek.

Links (in portuguese) with a small english summary below.
Anyway the battle can be summed up as a “the phalanx rolled over everything on its path”.

http://settitv.com/setti2016/index.php?topic=676.0

Not satisfied, the Athenians came for a second round.
Their cavalry managed to get hit head on by two elephants with predictable results… The horsemen claiming the nellies were driving on the wrong lane! The phalanx made a desperate fight, slowly giving ground to the hoplites but gaining enough time to allow the encirclement of the greek battleline

http://settitv.com/setti2016/index.php?topic=741.0

And moving forward in time, a third game between Later Ptolemaic and Marian Romans – Cleopatra and Caesar.

The egyptians hoping to burst through the roman center and leaving a left flank with next to nothing.
The roman cavalry immediately moved to capitalize. But so carelessly that they got a surprise from some syrians with the entire cavalry command thrown in confusion and beaten! Other fights in the broken terrain also went in favour of the ptolemaics.
Finally the heavies clashed, with the egyptian legionaries losing to “the true ones”. At least the phalanx fought the enemy to a standstill with chances of winning by attrition.
But everywhere else rome loses. And casualties are enough for the army to break.
Cleopatra gains some time… but we all know how it ends. Rome never loses!

http://settitv.com/setti2016/index.php?topic=751.0

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Re: First 3 games with Ptolemaics

Post by Jim Webster on Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:07 am

look like three fun battles Cool
I like the armies as well
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Re: First 3 games with Ptolemaics

Post by jorneto on Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:14 pm

Thanks.
Just yesterday I had a a difficult win in the second game against the "roman".
His gallic cavalry looked like it was loaded with magic potion!

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Re: First 3 games with Ptolemaics

Post by Jim Webster on Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:29 pm

jorneto wrote:Thanks.
Just yesterday I had a a difficult win in the second game against the "roman".
His gallic cavalry looked like it was loaded with magic potion!

sometimes figures just do that Cool
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