OT 2020 Round 3

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6 months 2 weeks ago #3386 by Benlore
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OT 2020 JDCrannon 322 BC - Round 3 Game 1

Benlore (Greeks) 7
DigitalDick (Macedonians) 6

The Macedonian and Greek rivalry is still alive even today….

Greeks started first with a move that left his lights vulnerable to the Macedonian cavalry and lost two banners early. With a cavalry trust on the left flank from the Greeks, two more banners fell on both sides. Don’t forget the Greek cavs can ignore a sword hit.. But the Macedonians were well ahead. A Sparticus move in the middle by the Macedonians left the Greeks reeling.

However, the Greeks managed to regroup and send in their strong Hoplites lead by Antiphilus up the middle. A mounted Charge followed by a few line commands created a deadly mid section assault that shocked the Macedonians. With the Greeks taking two full powered Macedonian Hoplite units in a single hit. With this advantage the Greeks pursued the Macedonians and their leader Antipater off the edge of the map. The Greeks were now ahead but ran out of power with this thrust and the Macedonians came back to level the game with a flurry of light ranged fire and a mid section heavy infantry assault. 6 banners each.

A final desperate do or die depleted left flank Greek cavalry charge landed the 7th banner to Benlore.
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6 months 1 week ago #3407 by DigitalDick
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OT 2020 JDCrannon 322 BC - Round 3 Game 2
Benlore (Macedonians) 2 - DigitalDick (Greek) 7

Thessalian cavallery countered an attack of macedonian MC on LS that could not evade. Leader died. Then Thessalian cavalery traded for 3 light unites that could noy evade while Macedonian was enabeling their H. Greek had 1 banner left to eardn so they attack on of the Hs' on the edge of the line. Both left with one hit.Greek tried to retreat with it and regroup with the help og their ranged units. Hoplites (full one) tried to chase. The last banner was earned by killing the auxilia that chased that LS from the beggining. Fun game.

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6 months 1 week ago #3408 by DigitalDick
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6 months 5 days ago #3418 by azzy
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OT 2020 Round 3
spleen1980 (Macedonians) 5 - azzy (Greek) 7
This is my hardest and most exciting victory. I started classically, attacking cavalry on the left flank! But the attack was not entirely successful, I managed to kill only one LC. With the wounded general, I decided to retreat. Moreover, the cards were mainly on the center. The enemy closed ranks and launched a retaliatory attack with his phalanx. The cavalry held the blow, but retreated. The left flank was crushed and the enemy phalanx went to the center. The center was also crushed. I didnt know what to do. My cards was still not very good. I decided that my only chance was an attack on the right flank, as the enemy generals were on the left flank and in the center. The enemy hoplites did not retreat and battle started. The fight was violent, there were losses on both sides. Menon was broken and run. Score was 5-4. But enemy begane regrouping. It gave me chance. Menon took horse and MC with Goplit broke through the enemy line!!! Victory 5-7. As i said it was very exciting game and my hands shook at the end of the game)) But it is these games that allow you to love wargames.

azzy (Macedonians) 7 - spleen1980 (Greek) 3
this was fast game. I had very good cards and dice love me too. I made line and my phalanx began attack. I had 2 Line Commands, and 2 Double Time. So my phlanx was unstoppable !!

PS. Thx too my opponent for itresting games and conversation.

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6 months 3 days ago #3427 by Viridovilas
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OT 2020 JDCrannon 322 BC - Round 3

Game 1
Viridovilas (Macedonians) 2 - Marco (Greek) 7

Game 2
Marco (Macedonians) 1 – Viridovilas (Greek) 7

Both battles proceeded in quite the same way. The Greek attack was quick and brutal: a successful cavalry charge on the Antiphilus left wing was followed by a fast advance of the Hoplite infantry on the right. Macedonian heavy phalanxes simply proved too slow to counter the Greek movement before the Antipater army collapse. If it was for me and Marc Greece would have been again free from the Macedonian rule!

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6 months 2 days ago #3429 by RiverWanderer
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Arranging round 3 game - could kfan please respond to my personal message or perhaps someone can help me get in touch with him another way?

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6 months 1 day ago #3430 by spleen1980
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I have to say that it was a pleasure to play against Azzy.
Sometimes playing in Vassal feels a little bit impersonal and dry: writing a comment in the vassal chat or just a simple emoticon makes the experience more playful and fun.
We had plenty of occasions to share our reactions about what was happening on the table: bloody dice rolls, bold attacks, tenacious retreats and so on..

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5 months 4 weeks ago #3437 by Gonzo
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Game 1
PCScipio (Greek) 4 banners
Gonzo (Macedonian) 7 banners
Much range fire starting with Macedonians getting the better of it. Greek MC charged up[, killed a LB, but evading a HI went badly with 3 blues rolled. Afew turns later, the other MC attacked to kill a L, but a Double time surrounded it with HI and killed it and Menon, although he went down hard doing 2 hits to 2 different HI using a First Strike. Now Greeks down to one leader so Macedonians attacked where he wasn't and able to slowly pick off units.
Game 2
Gonzo (Greek) 7 banners
PCScipio (Macedonian) 2 banners
Much range striking early with Greeks getting the better dice. Greek MC moved to right flank and Greek line shifted in that direction, abandoning left flank. Macedonian DT crippled a Aux and MH, but strike backs crippled 2 HI, all now at 1 block, though killing one MH. Greek leadership and Cav charges eliminated 3 HI and sent one running, killing Antipater with a 1 dice leader roll. More cav charge and leadership picked off a Aux and L for final banners. Lucky card draws, mostly on left and center. Thanks to Forrest for good match.

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5 months 4 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #3438 by RiverWanderer
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Game 1
RiverWanderer (Macedonian): # 7
kfan (Greek): # 5

Thessalian Cavalry was unleashed early with a Mounted Charge, putting the Greeks ahead. Gradually Macedonians worked forward from the flanks, cavalry and light infantry leading the way. Greeks countered against the weakened spearhead, but the Macedonians held long enough for their heavy infantry to deal the final blow.

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Game 2
kfan (Macedonian): # 5
RiverWanderer (Greek): # 7

A Macedonian steam-roller powered by successive Line Commands threatened to annihilate the Greek centre and take the game. Greeks had a counter-attack and mounted charge in response, powering up their Hoplites and managing to turn back the main assault but leaving the Greek side severely mauled. After a disaster on their left, the Greeks won out with a desperate final attack in the centre against the retreating Macedonians..

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Noted a mistake in not discounting one XSW from the Thessalian Cavalry, once in each game.

Thanks to David for an enjoyable 3 hours of gaming.
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5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #3441 by Andygor
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Crannon 322BC
Game1
EZPickins (Greek) 3 - Andygor (Macedonian) 7

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EZPickins (Macedonian) 2 - Andygor (Greek) 7

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I thank my opponent for the game!
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