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AC37 Lycus River (66 BC)

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Total plays 1 - Last reported by Mark-McG on 2018-04-29 06:01:03

Historical Background
The Battle of the Lycus was fought in 66 BC between the Roman Republic army of Pompey and the forces of Mithridates VI of Pontus. The Romans easily won the battle with few losses. Mithridates later committed suicide, finally ending the Third Mithridatic War.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Lycus"
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

War Council

Pontic Army
Leader: Mithridates VI
Take 4 Command Cards     
Move First

Roman Army
Leader: Pompey
Take 6 Command Cards 

Victory
6 Banners

Special Rules
The Lycus River is fordable.

 

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alecrespi replied the topic: #2514 11 months 2 weeks ago
Hi Mark,
I can see your gaming point, but I've tried to keep it more "realistic".
I've found these sources and I think it could be easily played two times in a row with swapped sides (counting banners)!
The Romans easily won the battle with few losses. Mithridates fled to the Crimea and committed suicide in 63 BC, finally ending the Third Mithridatic War.
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #2506 11 months 3 weeks ago
Feels like these should be Marian Legions, but the Romans have plenty of advantages already.
I'd suggest a 2 banner head start for the Pontics to balance this one.

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