|View of table|
|Greek hoplites advance screened by psiloi|
|Greek line advances|
Last Wednesday night my mate Rick came over to my place and we played a two division, 340 points Hail Caesar game with Greeks versus Early Achaemenid Persians. Rick commanded the Greeks and I was in charge of the Early Persians. It was a freezing night, it has been minus five to minus seven most of the week here, and it wasn't exactly tropical in our garage. The Greeks were to give the Persians a pretty frosty reception in our game, here are a few photos of the action.
Initially both sides advanced cautiously, I was hoping - rather optimistically, to disrupt the Greek line with ranged fire and get in a flank charge with my cavalry. The Greek hoplites charged the Persian right flank and quickly broke the Immortals and forced a second unit to give ground repeatedly until it was driven from the table. The Persians did mange to break one Greek hoplite unit but by the time we called it quits, before hypothermia set in, both Persian divisions were on the verge of breaking. Thanks to Rick for a fun game. The Persians don't win very often but are definitely a challenge to play!
|Both sides advance cautiously|
|Greeks charge Persian right flank|
|Greeks make short work of the Persian right flank|
|Most of the Persians break or give ground|
|Persian left flank is on the verge of breaking|