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617 Piraeus (403 BC)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.50 (3 Votes)
Victory Results:
 43 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  57 %
Total plays 14 - Last reported by Lastall on 2020-10-16 14:44:08

Historical Background
After the Thirty were deposed, the new government, although more moderate, was not ready to compromise with the Athenian exiles, who now held the Athenian port of Piraeus. The new government sent emissaries to Sparta, and Sparta sent Pausanias at the head of an army to resolve the situation. When Pausanias ordered the exiles to disperse, they refused. The following day, an Athenian exile force of light troops attacked the Spartans. Pausanias responded and ordered his cavalry and light troops forward with his Spartan Hoplites in support. The Athenian lights held for a time, giving Thrasybulus the opportunity to bring forward his Hoplites. The Spartan Hoplites engaged them and the exiles were defeated. After winning the battle, Pausanias suggested the government in Athens and the exiles talk. In time, the new government arranged a settlement between the oligarchs and the exiles that reunified Athens.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Light Infantry Light Sling   Auxilia   Medium Hoplite Infantry       Light Cavalry                 Leader  
2 2   3   4       2                 3  
  Light Sling   Auxilia     Medium Hoplite Infantry Warriors         Medium Cavalry           Leader  
  2   2     1         2           3  

War Council

Athenian Exiles Army (Use Greek light blue blocks)
• Leader: Thrasybulus
• 6 Command Cards 

Spartan Army (Use Spartan orange and bronze Hoplite blocks)
• Leader: Pausanias
• 6 Command Cards 
• Move First

Victory
6 Banners

Special Rules
• The Hoplite Infantry rule is in effect.

• Seven Spartan units are special bronze five block MH units.

Tags: Expansion 6

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Lastall replied the topic: #3627 6 days 6 hours ago
This was actually an interesting battle. The Athenians have enough in the center to hold the hills until mid/late game. After that, I scattered them so the Spartans would have to spread their army to catch me. My Athenian army has speed to out maneuver the med foot troops. Even after a weak opening hand (two move heavy cards included), I was able to pull a 6/5 victory. I never used a command card on the Athenian med troops. Tomorrow I play as Spartans.
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mk20336 replied the topic: #2603 2 years 3 months ago


Played recently with stormwalker as part of Spartan Hegemony campaign (10 scenarios, so far 5 played).
Again, bold maneuver of attacking downhill payed off, although in the end I had to fend-off some Spartans who managed to climb the hills.

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