|Side view of both armies deployed|
|View from the opposite end|
|Eumenes' right flank|
|Eumenes' left flank|
|Frontal view of Eumenes' deployment|
|Antigonus's army has a strong right flank|
|Eumenes has an advantage in elephants and pikemen|
Last Wednesday night Rick and I met down at the Vikings Club in Lanyon for a game of Command and Colors Ancients. The scenario was the Battle of Paraitacene, which preceded the Battle of Gabiene and seemed like the idea practice game for our Little Wars Gabiene game as the both Antigonus' and Eumenes's armies were quite similar in both battles. Eumenes had the advantage in elephants and pike, while Antigonus had stronger cavalry particularly on his right flank.
Eumenes attacked in the centre and on his left flank and his elephants caused early casualties among the Antigonid pike. Antigonus counter attacked with his cavalry and thanks to two double time cards and a first strike card was able to seize the advantage and clear his right flank. In the end it was 7 to 3 victory points win for Antigonus. Eumenes was hampered by poor cards and his finest troops the Argyraspides (Silver Shields) were stranded and didn't even make it into combat. Thanks to Rick for a fun game.
|Eumenes attacks in the centre and on his left flank|
|Eumenes' elephants force a phalanx to retreat|
|Antigonus' cavalry counter attack|
|Antigonus clears his right flank|
|Eumenes' last elephant is dispatched|