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Sundays' Game – Parthians Vs Seleucids

Last Sunday’s game was a cracker, Myself and Dave Hancox played a great game of Impetvs. Dave fielded a Seleucid Army and I the Parthians (which I just recently purchased from my good friend Scott Robertson). The game played very well and proved hard on both armies, one mainly all foot and the Parthians 10 x CL and 6 x CP units…nasty.
However as it seems with mainly Impetvs games we have played it came basically to the last turn to decide the winner. Initially  my light cavalry were dropping everywhere and eating up victory points, however once my heavy lads got in on the flanks of the pike blocks then the points started coming my way.

But in the end, even after losing their general, Dave’s lads proved to much of a tough nut to crack and my Parthians fled from the field. Have to admit though after so many years of play WAB and then no ancient gaming for another six years Impetvs has gotten me back into gaming this fantastic period….and hopefully for a few more years to come.

The Seleucid right wing

Parthian light cavalry and Parthian cataphracts on the left flank
More cataphracts on the Seleucid right flank

The Seleucid phalanx moves forward

Parthian light cavalry rain a shower of archers at the Seleucid line
Seleucid Thorakites proved to be the toughest Seleucid infantry on the battlefield that day. They we played with a VBU of 6..very nasty and can take a good pounding.

The Parthian General (Scythian actually)

The Seleucid right flank battle was hard fought as their heavy cavalry fought very well..but thank the ‘Gods’ his elephant never got near my cavalry.

My light cavalry never stood a chance against these lads

These guys battled it out for at least four turns but the Seleucids finally won the fight 

I love this elephant 

But after three hours of play the Parthians finally called it a day. Well done Dave to your hard fought victory.


13 thoughts on “Sundays' Game – Parthians Vs Seleucids”

  1. Thanks for the great comments everyone it was indeed a great game with plenty of tough nail biting moments. Hmm I like yoru thinking Scott I might just have to find a Roman opponent to thrash…….or be thrashed.



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