Played this with a new player to the system. He took the Greeks and I commanded the Persians. Only 5 banners needed to win and it was one of the quickest games of C&CA I've ever played.
Sean moved up his troops quickly to bring the game to me and I spent most of this brief game back pedalling and reacting to his moves (and dice!). He was up 4-2 in quick time and my last counter got one banner back and reduced 2 of his units to 1 block each before his reply took one more of my units and give him victory. While new to the game Sean used his heavy and medium troops very effectively.