Campaign battle in Palmyra, 129 BC. The Parthian host has descended upon Palmyra in the hopes of forcing the decaying Ptolemaic Egyptians even further back. Simon chose and deployed the defending Egyptians, while I constructed and set up the Parthians. Terrain was mostly open, with a couple of low ridges and two nice orchards. Photos are taken from the Parthian perspective, mostly from the Parthian left (my command). The Egyptians:
The game finished almost immediately after this - one phalanx unit was destroyed by Gordon's flank attack and the spearmen on the hill took out another for the loss of one of their own, but the Parthians were forced to retire from the field. The Ptolemaics, however, are in bad shape too, and this is one army that will not be in a position to mount any offensives for some time. The Parthians, honour satisfied, will head eastwards to pick up reinforcements and finish off Bactria, I think.
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