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016 Lazic War (550 AD) River Hippis

Victory Results:
 39 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  61 %
Total plays 23 - Last reported by kostas63 on 2022-04-29 17:14:31

Historical Background

After Dagisthaeus destroyed Phabrizus’ Sassanid forces at the Phasis River, (see Phasis River scenario), it was not long before another Sassanid army, under the command of Chorianes, was sent back into Lazica. The Sassanid army’s advance was slowed down mainly due to the rough terrain of the region. The pace of their advance allowed the combined forces of Dagisthaeus and Goubazes to intercept Chorianes’ army near the River Hippis. Although hampered by the rough terrain, both sides fought bravely. After Chorianes was killed, however, the Sassanid forces could no longer maintain order and they fled the field.
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: Chorianes
• 5 Command Cards
• 3 Inspired Action tokens
• Move First

Byzantine Army (Use Purple blocks)

• Leader: Goubazes & Dagisthaeus
• 6 Command Cards
• 5 Inspired Action tokens


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Special Rules

  • The Sassanid Medium and Super Heavy Cavalry units are armed with bows.
  • The Heavy and Byzantine Super Heavy Cavalry units are 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 Hippis River is fordable.

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kostas63 replied the topic: #665 2 weeks 3 days ago
Vittoria Bizantina 7-6. Battaglia dagli esiti incerti fino all'ultimo. I sassanidi avanzano sulla loro ala destra in modo che la cavalleria leggera colpisca con gli archi i guerrieri al di là del fiume. Interviene Goubazes che riesce ad attraversare il fiume e scontrarsi con la cavalleria sassanide ma dopo pesanti perdite deve ritirarsi al di là del fiume nelle posizioni di partenza. Nel centro la fanteria pesante bizantina viene sbaragliata dai fanti medi in concerto con le unità leggere di cavalleria e fanteria. Un Leader bizantino perde la vita nella mischia. La battaglia prosegue con scambi di frecce da entrambe le parti, visto che ogni unità media o pesante di entrambe le parti è stata eliminata o ha dovuto ritirarsi con gravi perdite.
Magmik replied the topic: #616 1 year 1 month ago
Byzantines win 7-1
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g1ul10 replied the topic: #133 2 years 6 months ago
Played on VASSAL. A 7-4 victory for Sassanid.

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