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414 Hormuz (226 AD)

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Victory Results:
 42 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  58 %
Total plays 19 - Last reported by GF1954 on 2018-06-07 20:57:57

Hormuz - 226AD

Parthian vs Persian

Historical Background
Around 220 AD Ardashir I, a Persian vassal, considered the state of the Parthian Empire. Ardashir knew about dissensions in the Parthian royal house and reasoned that the losses which Artabanus had sustained in his battles with the Romans and against his brother Vologases had weakened Parthian military power. He decided the time was right to declare the independence of Persia. Artabanus did not take any immediate steps to respond, which allowed Ardashir’s rebellion to spread. Then Artabanus sent a provincial governor of Khuzestan to deal with the Persians, but Ardahsir defeated this expedition. Finally, Artabanus himself led the remnants of the royal Parthian army into Persia. This invasion resulted in three battles. The final and decisive battle took place in the plain of Hormuz, between the Rivers Bebahan and Shuster. The Parthian cavalry army faced a balanced Persian army of cavalry and infantry. Artabanus was slain in the battle and his army completely defeated. With Artabanus’ death, the Parthian Arsacid dynasty ended after ruling for 473 years. Ardashir’s victory established a new Persian dynasty, the Sassanids, who would rule for another four centuries.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

War Council

Parthian Army
Leader: Artabanus IV
5 Command Cards      
Move First

Persian Army
Leader: Ardashir I
6 Command Cards 

6 Banners

Special Rules
The rivers are impassable.


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