Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Another Campaign Update

Yesterday evening we played another Indian vs Successors game.  No pictures this time, because I had to re-pack everything in a rush to get to the club, so I didn't take the camera.  Suffice it to say that the Indians are on a roll, crushing another Bactrian Greek army and taking Parthia.  This counts as the Persian homeland, because it will be where the Parthians rise to power in the future, so in effect the remnants of the claimants to Persia are reduced to a single bastion in Persia itself.  A major victory for Simon, with Graham and I on the losing side.

Graham then rolled a series of campaign events.  The Romans have restocked in preparation for their next assault on Iberia, and have also walked in and taken Sicily unopposed.  We rolled for that one instead of playing it on the tabletop, since its rebellion left it as a minor state with no friends.  The Parthians have kept their first point towards rebelling, rather than trying immediately with only a 1 in 6 chance of success.  Next week's game will be an aggressive Ptolemaic incursion into Macedonian-controlled Asia Minor.  After that, we have a two-week break for holiday time.  If I'm lucky, I might have some Spanish completed in time for the big battle that is looming between Rome and Carthage.

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