007 Satala (530 AD)

Victory Results:
 35 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  65 %
Total plays 31 - Last reported by ErikUitdebroeck on 2021-07-27 20:38:12

Historical Background

After the Sassanid loss at Dara, under the guidance of Mihr-Mihroe another Sassanid army was assembled and marched to the city of Satala in Byzantine Armenia. Mihr-Mihroe, planned to lay siege to Satala and set up camp a short distance from the city walls. News reached Sittas and Dorotheus that a Sassanid army twice their number was approaching. While Dorotheus remained in the city, Sittas took a small detachment to hide in the surrounding hills. On the following day as the Sassanid army moved forward to surround the city Sittas attacked. Mihr-Mihroe decided that it was the main Byzantine army and turned to face the threat. Dorotheus then led the force out of the city and attacked the Persians in their rear. Attacked from two sides, the more numerous Persian levies still fought bravely. During the fighting, however, Mihr-Mihroe’s battle standard was captured.
The loss of his standard finally caused the Persian ranks to panic and retreat to their camp. On the following day the Sassanid army returned unmolested to Armenia.
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: Mihr-Mihroe
• 5 Command Cards
• 4 Inspired Action tokens

Byzantine Army (Use Purple blocks)

• Leader: Sittas
• 6 Command Cards
• 4 Inspired Action tokens
• Move First


6 Banners

Special Rules

  • The Sassanid player gains 1 Victory banner for each gate that is stormed and opened.
  • 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.

Tags: Byzantine, Base Game, Sassanid

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kostas63 replied the topic: #528 2 years 6 days ago
Vittoria Bizantina 6-2. Sitta e la sua cavalleria affrontano da subito la cavalleria sassanide con buoni risultati ma senza ottenere risultati decisivi. Mermeroe allora visto che l'imboscata preparata dai bizantini non ha ottenuto l effetto sperato si avvicina con le sue fanterie alle mura di Satala. Sulle ali gli arcieri a cavallo tempestano di frecce i catafratti bizantini. Stanco di subire Doroteo con i suoi catafratti scaccia gli arcieri a cavallo e poi vira verso il centro. Con una carica di cavalleria elimina gli auxilia sassanidi e affronta lo stesso Mermeroe. Anche Florentius si muove contro gli auxilia sassanidi creando scompiglio guadagnando la vittoria.

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