Victory Results:
 41 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  59 %
Total plays 54 - Last reported by SimSportPlyr on 2023-11-15 19:40:56

Historical Background
The Palmyrene Empire (260–273) consisted of the (former) eastern Roman provinces of Syria, Palestine, and large parts of Asia Minor. This breakaway kingdom was ruled by the famous Queen Zenobia and had won many victories over the Sassanids, while repelling the Romans at the same time. Queen Zenobia believed that she and her general Zabadas could take Egypt while the Romans were busy with the Germanic tribes of the north. In 272, Emperor Aurelian, fresh from his dramatic victory over the Alemanni, marched east to end the threat from Zenobia and restore the eastern provinces. After overrunning Syria, Aurelian met the main Palmyrene army at Immae, a short distance east of the city of Antioch.
The Battle of Immae began with a Palmyrene cataphract cavalry charge led by Zabadas. After a short struggle, the lighter Roman cavalry formation fell back into a marshy area. Here, as planned, the Roman infantry was waiting to attack the now tired, disorganized cataphract cavalry, who routed and fled. Zenobia and her infantry made a stand on a series of hills until the Romans advanced and cut them apart. The queen and her general retreated to Antioch. After some additional campaigning, Aurelian captured and sacked Palmyra, bringing an end to Zenobia’s empire and restoring the rule of Rome in the East.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

    Light Bow Auxilia           Light Cavalry         Heavy Cavalry       Leader  
    4 2           4         3       2  
  Light Sling   Auxilia         Heavy Infantry Light Cavalry     Medium Cavalry           Leader  
  3   3         3 2     4           3  

War Council

Palmyrene
Leader: Zenobia and Zabadas
5 Command Cards      
Move First

Roman Army
Leader: Emperor Aurelian
6 Command Cards 

Victory
6 Banners

Special Rules
Imperial Legions rule is in effect for the Roman army.

Caltrops rule is in effect for Roman light foot units.

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RiverWanderer replied the topic:
6 months 1 week ago
Zenobia leader should be added to Auxilia on Palmyrene left hill.
Riclev replied the topic:
7 months 2 weeks ago
In the return match, a completely duff Palmyrene hand allowed the Romans to disrupt the enemy line, and the fifth card played was a Roman cavalry charge which eliminated 6 Palmyrene units for a 6-1 victory. There wasn't much they could have done to prevent this.
Riclev replied the topic:
7 months 4 weeks ago
The Romans concentrated on eliminating the Palmyrene cataphracts and auxilia infantry, at which point the rest of the battle became a mopping-up operation. However, in the process the Roman medium cavalry was largely destroyed, which together with the loss of a Roman general, made the victory closer than it should have been at 6-5.
GF1954 replied the topic:
2 years 3 weeks ago
2 more solitaire games with each side winning one. In the first, Palmrene won 6 - 2, with two of the cataphracts just destroying the Romans in the center. In the rematch, the Romans had better luck against them, winning 6 - 3.
GF1954 replied the topic:
2 years 11 months ago
2 solitaire games, with the Romans winning both, 6 - 4, and 6 - 5.
driddle01 replied the topic:
5 years 8 months ago
Similar to history, the Romans eliminated the Palmyrene left flank while maintaing center. The cataphract cavalry came into play, but too late to salvage victory for the Palmyrene force.