The Battle opened with the Greeks moving forward on the left flank while the Persians countered with ineffective Archery. This was followed by a line command that allowed the Greeks to close and begin the destruction of the Persian's right flank. The Persian Counterattacked bringing their Auxiliaries to bear on the center with the advantage of a near by leader and continuing the tradition of ineffective fire now on the left.
The Greeks continued the destruction of the Persian Left climbing to three banners and wheeling towards the center while the Persian used an Inspired leadership to move the Commanded Medium Infantry up to win their second banner and fire on the Greek right causing a slight retreat.
After a turn of mild maneuver by both sides, The Greeks finished their wheel to the center by attacking the commanded Persian Medium Infantry and killing both it and its leader.
More maneuvering saw another Persian Banner, but left the Persians in desperate straits with a weakened center and no right flank. The Persians used "I am Spartacus" but only managed two blue so they marched the Cavalry onto to the river hoping to hold out one more turn to use a "Mounted Charge". The Greek closed and finished off a damaged medium infantry for the victory.
Lucky Roll of the game: A Greek Auxiliary Infantry took out a three block medium and its leader.
Bad move of the game: The Persian did not play "First Strike" against the above attack, especially bad because the Auxiliary was not supported.
What is being simulated here is that the Greeks thinned their lines in the centre and had heavier flanks. Perhaps a rule denying missile fire for the Auxillia units? But then their is still the problem that the Greek centre can move more quickly despite being hoplites. So the solution to that might be just to make all the auxillia units medium units with perhaps only 3 blocks each.
Having said all that, I enjoyed this scenario as written. Don Clarkes scenario is good too.
6-5 for the Greeks. Persian cavalry managed to get behind the Greek line and take out a couple of weakened units, and had the last one needed to win in their sights, but couldn't get to it before the Greek heavy foot drove back the Persian left and right. Very close game - wondering if a valid tactic for the Persians might be to pull back into the river, thus taking away the advantage of the Greek heavies.