We didn't have enough cars to cart everything we would need for the portable sand table as well as the figures, so Willy provided some distressed polystyrene tiles and used some sand to fill in the gaps. The scenario is the one we used at Carronade, with all 21 elephants on the table this time. It looked rather splendid - 25mm, of course, almost all painted by Simon.
And so, purely by chance, we achieved a historically accurate replay. The elephants did vast amounts of damage before being destroyed; the Macedonians crushed the Indian left wing; and Porus was carried from the field before the Indian foot engaged. Some unnamed Companion got lucky with his sarissa; if that hadn't happened, the Macedonians would probably still have won, but at least one phalanx would have gone down.