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Game Played (81 of 100) - B5

Aaron Thorne
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Play Report: It was suggested that my next play of Lost Battles be the battle of Issus. Without any better ideas, that is what I did. This scenario provides three new elements that I have not dealt with before: a brilliant leader (Alexander), terrain (hills and river), and a camp. This was the longest game I have played yet, with the battle going into the seventh turn. In the end, Alexander the Great scored a dominant victory, driving the Persians from the field. However, the Macedon average leader was killed, three units were shattered, and many other units were spent, so it wasn't a totally dominant, crushing victory. I have to admit, though, the ability to reverse turn order is super nasty. The Macedon player used that ability to wipe out the Persian right flank, but the rest of the army still stuck around for three turns.

I must admit that I realized late in the game that I had done some of the morale calculations incorrectly, and I think three Persian hoplites fled the field when they should have stuck around. That being said, I also didn't subtract the -1 for the Persian average leader being killed (the silly person rolled a "2" on that rally check) once that occurred, so I don't think that the end result was significantly impacted. So not a perfectly played game, but an interesting one.
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