I staged this battle some months ago as a hex game with Jon but the plan had been for some time to transfer this to a larger format. Whilst the actual battle developed over several days the key the key 24 hours developed into three distinct engagements. Partly through the design and partly by luck my Greek and Persian armies match the make up of the various contingents when placed across a 12x6 battlefield. As a reminder of the situation (as it is understood) the two armies were each broken into roughly three broad ‘wings’ they had faced off for several days with the Greeks not wanting to fight on flat open ground where the Persians cavalry would have an advantage and the Persians of course wanting to find as much flat ground as possible for their cavalry. This stand off took place across the River Asopus. When the Spartans forming the right wing of the Greek army decided to move a dangerous gap was formed in the Greek line and the Persians decided to cross the river and attack.
This was a lot of fun a great to get pretty much all my Greeks and Persians on the battlefield. Hoping to play Marathon at some point in the future 😀
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