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JD61 Sangala (326 BC)

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SENGALA - 326 BC

Macedonian vs Indian

Historical Background
After his Victory at Hydaspes, Alexander marched further on into India. The Cathaean Indians offered resiatance at their capital city of Sangala, where they constructed a fortified position in front of a low hill near the city formed by lines of carts lashed together.
Alexander first ordered his mounted archers forward to keep the enemy occupied while he deployed his troops. He then led an attack on his right with the Companion cavalry, but when they came under arrow fire he retired and joined his infantry phalanx for a close assault that routed the Indians and forced them back into their city.
Alexander received reinforcements from his new ally King Porus and put the city under siege. The city fell after four days and the surviving population were sold into slavery. Alexander now wanted to push further east, but his men, exhausted by eight years of campaigning, and facing the unfamiliar tropical climate, refused to go on. Reluctantly Alexander returned west where he would die in 323 BC at Babylon.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

War Council

Macedonian Army
Leader: Alexander the Great
Take 6 Command Cards 
Move First

Indian Army
Leader: Cathaean General
Take 4 Command Cards     

Victory
5 Banners

Special Rules
The Macedonian heavy cavalry unit is Companion cavalry.

The Macedonian medium infantry unit (Hypaspists) may ignore 1 crossed sword and 1 retreat banner and may move 2 hexes if it doesn't battle.

When a Macedonian unit ends a move or advance on a rampart hex (carts), remove the rampart tile.

The camp tiles are part of the city of Sangala and are impassable.


 

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Mark-McG replied the topic: #1692 2 years 6 months ago
No.. Not in Special rules.
Mainly the purpose of the Hoplite rule is to re-purpose the Mounted cards due to the low numbers of cavalry in Hoplite battles. Macedon has enough cavalry!
Achtung Panzer replied the topic: #1688 2 years 6 months ago
Does the Hopite rule apply here?

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