112 Hellespont (323 BC)

Written by GMT Games. Posted in Wars of the Successors (323-281 BC)

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Victory Results:
 45 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  55 %
Total plays 62 - Last reported by Anakin on 2020-08-08 18:34:32

Historical Background
Alexander's death in 323 BC threw his empire into a state of political and military turmoil, with his generals and governors claming independent kingdoms as his “Successors” (the Diadochia). Perdiccas inherited the main Macedonian army and the title ‘regent of the Asiatic Empire.’ A coalition of other successors formed against him. An army under Craterus was sent to Asia to confront Perdiccas and his allies. Perdiccas sent Eumenes and Neoptolemus with an army to the Hellespont to prevent Craterus from crossing into Asia. Neoptolemus, jealous of Eumenes, deserted with a few hundred horse and joined forces with Craterus. After crossing, when Craterus and Eumenes met, each had around 20,000 infantry but Craterus’ phalanx of veteran Macedonians was superior. Eumenes relied on his more numerous cavalry. Both sides stationed their phalanx in the center and cavalry on the wings. Craterus, commanding the right wing, charged at the onset. He was slain, and his cavalry scattered. On the other wing, Neoptolemus confronted Eumenes, and in single combat, Neoptolemus was killed. Craterus’ infantry, by now surrounded and leaderless, surrendered. Eumenes invited the defeated Macedonians to join him. They agreed, but took off by night to rejoin Antipater, the regent of Greece and Macedonia. The Battle of the Hellespont removed two contenders, but the War of the Successors would go on for another 40 years.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Light Infantry   Light Bow Auxilia Medium Infantry       Heavy Infantry       Medium Cavalry           Leader  
1   1 4 3       3       2           2  
    Light Bow Auxilia Medium Infantry       Heavy Infantry Light Cavalry     Medium Cavalry           Leader  
    2 4 2       2 1     4           2  

War Council

Craterus’ Successor Army (Use Carthaginian blocks)
• Leader: Craterus
• 5 Command Cards      
• Move First

Eumenes’ Successor Army (Use Greek blocks)
• Leader: Eumenes
• 6 Command Cards 

6 Banners

Special Rules
If one of your leaders is eliminated your command is reduced by one Command card. If the leader is lost during your turn, do not draw a new Command card at the end of your turn. If the leader is lost during your opponent's turn, opponent selects one Command card at random from you and it is discarded. If you eliminate both opponent leaders you win at once.

Tags: Expansion 1, 6 banners, Craterus, Eumenes, Successors


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TomKnight3 replied the topic: #2962 1 year 6 months ago
Close battle with Judd as we start a series to see if Eumenes can win all three battles. It was a very close game with the center being a slugfest. At the very end an order meduim allowed Eumenes and his medium mounted to win a close victory 6-5. Now it is on to Paraitacene!

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