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406 Anthony's Siege Train (36 BC)

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Victory Results:
 83 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  17 %
Total plays 18 - Last reported by GF1954 on 2018-05-07 21:32:03

Historical Background
Fresh from his dalliance with Cleopatra, Antony set out to conquer the Parthian empire, following a battle plan he discussed years before with Caesar. Avoiding Crassus’ mistake of striking directly through Mesopotamia, Antony took his massive army north through Armenia. Always impetuous, Anthony refused to wait for his baggage wagons and siege equipment and marched with his main army to Phraaspa, the Royal City of Media, leaving Oppius Statianus in charge of the siege train with a fairly large security force. When king Phraates heard about Antony’s folly, he led a strong force of cavalry to attack the wagon train. Phraates’ cavalry quickly surrounded the wagons, killed the guards, and destroyed all the equipment. Antony could not capture Phraaspa without his siege equipment. Despite winning a few minor skirmishes, Anthony was forced to withdraw from Media in the winter, suffering extremely heavy losses to both Parthian attacks and the harsh weather.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Light CavalryLight Bow CavalryHeavy CavalryLeader
2833
Light SlingAuxiliaMedium InfantryMedium CavalryWar MachineLeader
232211

War Council

Parthian Army
Leader: Phraates IV
5 Command Cards      
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Roman Army
Leader: Oppiius Statianus
5 Command Cards      

Victory
6 Banners

Special Rules
Baggage Wagon rule is in effect.

The Roman player will collect one Victory Banner for each wagon that moves off any hex on the right side (Roman right flank) of the battlefield.

The Julian Legions rule is in effect for the Romans.

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GF1954 replied the topic: #2538 10 months 2 weeks ago
Will hard pressed to win with Antony in this one.

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