Tuesday, 22 January 2008

DBA Indians vs Achaemenid Persian

Ancient Double Sized DBA Battle between Indians &
Achaemenid Persians. The Indian Army is heavy with Elephants,
Chariots, Bows & Blades. The Persians have Spears, Cavalry &
deadly Scythed Chariots. General Jack would take the Persians &
yours truly the Indians. My army combined a Mountain Indian &
a Classical Indian selection. The tabletop was a TerrainMat.
Scenery from commercial companies.

II/2 Mountain Indian
El(Gen), 2X2Lh, 1x4Bd, 4x3Ax, 4x2Ps

II/3 Classical Indian
El(Gen), 2xEl, 2xHCh, 2x3Cv, 1x4Bd, 4x4Bw
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II/7 Late Achaemenid Persian
2xLCh(Gen), 4X3Cv, 4x2Lh, 8x4Sp, 4x2Ps, 2xSCh

The Indian Line up, Jumbos/Heavy Chariots in Middle.
Mountain Indians would take the left & the rough terrain.


Persian set up, Spears in the Middle, Light Horse & Cavalry
on each flank.


Overview of the set up.


General Jack with final adjustments to his Army.


Jacks view of the table


Nice views of the Indians. Note the shields on the Mountain
Indians to the right. 'Tiger' shields for Auxillary, 'Leopards'
for the Psiloi & 'Mountain Lion' for the Blades.



The Indian Heavies prepare to stomp the opposition.


They're off, nice Pips lead to a mass charge.


Jacks responds with just advancing his centre.


Persian General leading the Cavalry.


Funky Indian Camp guarded by a Bow element.


Jacks Scythed Chariots go straight for the Jumbos.


The Cavalry manoeuvre, advantage to the Persians with
greater numbers.


Persian Spears advance, there's some Mercenary Greek
Hoplites in there.


Nice view of the Persian Cavalry


The Jumbos make short work of the Scythed Chariots.


Now Jack throws in his Spears


The left flank is a battle of the Light troops


Crash! Bang! Wallop! The centre clashes, it was a big scrap.


High ground to the Persian Cavalry


Will Jacks General survive?


No.. he's mincemeat!!!! But a Jumbo goes down as well, this one
is close. With the loss of a General he needs to roll Pips
just to keep that command fighting. If he doesn't then they'll
be legging back to Persia!


The right flank fizzles out into a stalemate.


With Losses mounting, Jack's morale goes & he begs for mercy!
The Indians take the day.....


Nice battle, we loved the mixture of troops. I must admit there is
something about Chariots flashing across the table. Jacks mistake was
to put his General in the front line - I'm teaching him bad habits!

2 comments:

Cameronian said...

Like the new site, must've taken ages! Dead jealous of all those armies.

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers mate! Yes it did, you know how much time is needed just for one post.... ;o) We've got that age old problem at the moment... Not enough hours in the day!

All the Best
MrF