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005 Melebasa (528 AD)

Victory Results:
 78 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  22 %
Total plays 9 - Last reported by Valvorik on 2019-12-11 04:06:16

Historical Background

After the battle at Thannuris, Belisarius brought his defeated army back to Dara. Awaiting him were orders from Justinian, the Byzantine emperor, to immediately set out on a mission to construct a fort at Melabasa. Kavadh, king of the Sassanid Empire, had already learned of the plan and ordered Gadar the Qadishite to Melebasa with a strong force to prevent the Byzantines from completing their task. A battle took place on the hills of Melebasa. Belisarius’ weakened and fatigued force was again defeated.
Despite the twin setbacks, Justinian’s confidence in Belisarius remained unshaken. In 529 AD Belisarius was made magister militum per Orientem with instructions to make preparations to invade Persia.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

War Council

Sassanid Army (Use Tan blocks)

• Leader: Gadar
• 5 Command Cards
• 3 Inspired Action tokens
• Move First

Byzantine Army (Use Purple blocks)

• Leader: Belisarius
• 5 Command Cards
• 3 Inspired Action tokens


6 Banners

Special Rules

  • The Byzantine player, after playing a “Scout” Command card, instead of drawing 2 Command cards at the end of his turn, may draw 1 Command card and take a Victory banner and 1 inspired action token. Taking a Victory banner is not possible, if doing so would give the player the final Victory banner to win the battle.
  • The Sassanid medium, heavy and super heavy cavalry units are armed with bows.
  • The Byzantine medium, heavy and super heavy cavalry units are armed with bows.

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g1ul10 replied the topic: #128 2 months 8 hours ago
6-2 for the Sassanid

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