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015 Lazic War (549 AD) Phasis River

Victory Results:
 28 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  72 %
Total plays 25 - Last reported by kostas63 on 2021-11-16 16:18:43

Historical Background

After raising the siege of Petra. Mihr-Mihroe left a small Sassanid force in the city while he withdrew due to lack of supplies. He also left Phabrizus with a force of 5,000 to defend the mountain passes and to plunder the surrounding countryside. Goubazes, king of the Lazi, and Dagisthaeus, the Roman magister militum per Armeniam, caught up with Phabrizus on the banks of the Phasis River. While still some distance from the main enemy position, the Byzantine army surprised and captured a Sassanid patrol. After learning from captives of the size, strength and location of the main enemy force, the Byzantines advanced against the Sassanid encampment. A contingent of Sassanid cavalry tried to intervene but was brushed aside. The surprised Sassanids were crushed and the camp was overrun and plundered. This setback compelled the Sassanids to abandon the Lazica region.
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: Phabrizus
• 4 Command Cards
• 2 Inspired Action tokens

Byzantine Army (Use Purple blocks)

• Leader: Goubazes & Dagisthaeus
• 5 Command Cards
• 4 Inspired Action tokens
• Move First

Victory

6 Banners

Special Rules

  • If a Byzantine unit occupies a Sassanid camp hex at the start of the Byzantine turn, the player may remove the camp hex and gain 1 Victory banner before playing a Command Card.
  • The Sassanid Medium Cavalry unit is armed with bows.
  • The Byzantine Super Heavy Cavalry unit is armed with bows, place a bow marker on these units. The Medium Cavalry units are not armed with bows, place a non-bow marker on these units.
  • The Phasis River is fordable.

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kostas63 replied the topic: #639 7 months 1 week ago
Vittoria Bizantina 6-5. Battaglia fino all'ultimo dall'esito incerto. I bizantini non si precipitano come prevedibile alla conquista del campo ma avanzano e creano una linea nel centro tra le colline. I sassanidi usano la loro cavalleria leggera e gli arcieri disposti sulle colline per causare perdite alle truppe di Gaubazes. Conseguono un successo insperato costringendo Gaubazes a ritirarsi dopo aver perso la propria cavalleria e quasi tutti i Guerrieri. I sassanidi sono sul punto di vincere quando dopo una lenta avanzata le fanterie pesanti e medie bizantine raggiungono il campo nemico. Fabrizus si difende bene ma perde la vita concedendo cosi la vittoria all'avversario.
Magmik replied the topic: #615 1 year 2 months ago
Byzantines win 6-3
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Mark McG replied the topic: #229 2 years 5 months ago
MT1 results of 7 games, all Byzantine wins, ranging from 6-4 to 6-1
reverses the flow of 014 Lazic War (548 AD) Petra Mountain Passes

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