Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The breakup of forces for the battle of Gaza demo:Antigonid Early Successor Army
Demetrius, Sub commander and Battle standard; 2x10 Companions, 10 horse archers, 1x32 Silver shields, 2x32 Pantodapoi, 2x32 Greek Mercenaries, 30 Thracian Mercenaries, 3x12 light infantry (bow, sling and javelin units) and 5 elephants. Ptolemaic Early Successor Army
Ptolemy, Seleucus and Standard bearer; 1x10 Companions, 1x6 Companions, 1x10 Light Thracian cavalry, 3x32 Macedonian Pike, 3x32 Greek Mercenaries, 3x12 light infantry (bow, sling and javelin units and anti-elephant devices). The anti-elephant devices stopped the advance of Demetrius' elephants and unlike the real battle there ensued a push of pike in the centre. Demetrius' line had been upset by his own fleeing elephants and the honours went to Ptolemy and Seleucus.