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DG10 Cabira - Skirmish (72 BC)

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CABIRA - 72 BC
Cavalry Skirmish

Pontic vs Roman

Historical Background
After the disastrous and costly retreat from Cyzicus Mithridates wintered near Cabira where he assembled a force of 40,000 foot soldiers and 4000 cavalry. In the spring Lucullus marched over the mountains to Cabira. Mithridates relying on the strength of his cavalry crossed the river Lycus and offered battle.
In the following cavalry battle the Romans where defeated and Lucullus’s master of horse Pomponius was captured.
When asked what favour he would grant the king for sparing his life he reply “A great one if you make peace with Lucullus, but if you continue his enemy I will not even consider your question." Lucullus avoided the plain as the enemy was superior in horse but chanced that certain Greeks, who had taken refuge in a cave, were captured, and the elder of them, Artemidorus, promised to serve Lucullus as a guide, and set him in a place which was safe for his camp, and which had a fortress overlooking Cabira. This resulted in the battle of Cabira where once again Lucullus destroyed Mithridates army.
(from Appian and Plutarch)
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
5 command cards
Move First

Roman Army
Leader: Pomponius
5 command cards

Victory
4 Banners

Special Rules
The River is fordable.

 

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Tags: David Gorman

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