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625 Chaeronea (338 BC)

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Victory Results:
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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  24 %
Total plays 17 - Last reported by Stanislav27 on 2018-09-29 16:07:49

Historical Background
Philip II gained the throne of Macedon in 359 BC and re-organized his army into a combined arms force. He then set on a long diplomatic and military campaign to dominate the Greek citystates. In 338, Athens and Thebes allied and took up a position at Chaeronea. Philip soon arrived to accept the challenge. Both armies numbered about 30,000 men. The Athenians were on the left under Chares, allies held the center, the Thebans stood on the right under Theagenes and the Sacred Band held the extreme right. Philip commanded the Macedonian right wing, placed his heavy phalanx in the center, and allies and mercenaries on the left with his son Alexander and the Companion Cavalry. Philip began the battle by withdrawing his right wing, provoking an advance by the Athenians. The Thebans advanced next and began to make headway, but Alexander led a furious cavalry charge and surrounded the Sacred Band. Meanwhile Philip ended his feigned retreat and assaulted the Athenians, who quickly broke. Once the Sacred Band had been eliminated, Alexander rolled up the Theban flank completing the Macedonian victory. Following this battle, nearly all the Greek cities (save Sparta) were forced to join the League of Corinth and accept Macedonian hegemony.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Light Infantry     Auxilia         Heavy Infantry Light Cavalry     Medium Cavalry           Leader  
4     2         5 1     2           3  
Light Infantry     Auxilia     Medium Hoplite Infantry   Heavy Infantry                   Leader  
3     3     6   1                   2  

War Council

Macedonian Army
(Use Greek light blue blocks)
• Leader: Philip II
• 5 Command Cards      
• Move First

Greek Army
(Use Spartan orange blocks)
• Leader: Chares &
Theagenes
• 5 Command Cards      

Victory
6 Banners

Special Rules
• The two medium Companion Cavalry are special units. Place a special unit block in the same hex as the Companion Cavalry units to distinguish them from the other units. The Companion Cavalry will ignore 1 sword symbol in Close Combat and may ignore 1 flag.

• The Theban Sacred Band is a special unit. Place a special unit block in the same hex as the Sacred Band unit to distinguish it from the other units. The Sacred Band will score a hit for each leader symbol rolled in close combat (even when a leader is not attached or adjacent), and may ignore one flag.

• The Hoplite Infantry Rule is in effect.

• Chaeronea is a Fortified Walled City.

Tags: Expansion 6, 6 banners, Special Unit, Macedonian, Alexander, Greek, Hoplite

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Tomek replied the topic: #1351 7 years 2 months ago
Thanks Franchi, I just saw it on BGG.:)
franchi replied the topic: #1350 7 years 2 months ago
It must have been a missprint, I posted at BGG a picture correcting the two leader names:

boardgamegeek.com/image/1217302/commands...nsion-pack-6-the-spa
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Tomek replied the topic: #1349 7 years 2 months ago
It seems that there is some mistake in the map of the battlefield - in the description as in the historical sources Philip II is said to command the right wing, but on the map he is in command of the center, while some leader named Epaminondas commands the prestige right wing normally reserved for the king.

btw. strange choice of name similar to that of real Epaminonds leading succesfuly Thebans against Sparta 24 years ago.
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Tomek replied the topic: #1348 7 years 2 months ago
It seems that there is some mistake in the map of the battlefield - in the description as in the historical sources Philip II is said to command the right wing, but on the map he is in command of the center, while some leader named Epaminondas commands the prestige right wing normally reserved for the king.

btw. strange choice of name similar to that of real Epaminonds leading succesfuly Thebans against Sparta 24 years ago.

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