TT35 Ambush at Laus (389 BC)

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Victory Results:
 67 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  33 %
Total plays 3 - Last reported by Andygor on 2020-12-02 20:23:58

Historical Background
Motivated by an alliance with the Syracusan tyrant Dionysus to take up arms against neighboring Greek colonists, the Lucanian hill tribes gathered a large force in preparation to fight against a comparable force of Italiote Greeks advancing against them. Buoyed by an initial Lucanian retreat away from the coastal plains, the Thurians hastily set out to pursue the Lucanians without waiting for allied reinforcements and were ambushed near the mouth of the Laus River. According to the historian Diodorus, the Thurians were quickly overwhelmed and lost as many as 10,000 soldiers, with only a small group of survivors able to escape the slaughter. Many of those who escaped surrendered to the nearby warships of Dionysus' brother Leptines, who ransomed these survivors and brokered peace between the Lucanians and Italiotes, against the wishes of Dionysus.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

War Council

Lucanian Army (use Barbarian blocks)
> Leader: unknown
> 5 Command Cards      

Thurian/Italiote Army (use Spartan/Greek blocks)
> Leader: unknown
> 4 Command Cards     

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Special Rules

Italiote Reinforcement: On the fifth Thurian turn, Italiote reinforcements may be ordered in on the bottom left hex of the map board. Any card that allows all three infantry units to be ordered (Order 3 units Left, Line Command, etc.) permits them to be brought in on the map and placed on the entry hex or on unoccupied hexes adjacent to the entry hex. They may battle upon entering the map, and advance after combat if applicable.

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alecrespi's Avatar
alecrespi replied the topic: #2997 3 years 6 months ago
Ok I've updated scenario picture and will include fixed vsav file inside v 4.2 vassal module.
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taliapharaoh replied the topic: #2993 3 years 7 months ago
Yes, apologies, should be two leaders in the Thurian army. Will fix that ASAP, thanks for letting me know.
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Tomek replied the topic: #2989 3 years 7 months ago
Are there any leaders for the bottom army apart from the one in the reinforcement? It seems a bit unbalanced with three strike groups within range (or near it), 3/(1) leader advantage, numerical superiority and card advantage for the Lucanians.

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