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Plataea (DBM Order of Battle)

Plataea (DBM Order of Battle)

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Plataea (DBM Order of battle)
 The third Greek command (the Megarans and others) had retreated as far as Plataea bythe time the battle started. It starts off table and enters on a die roll. Main sources are Herodotus for the Greeks (he gives the numbers as 50,000 Hoplites and25,000 Light Troops, including cavalry) - he gives the Persian numbers as 300,000!Dupuy reckons about 100,000 Persians and 80,000 Greeks, which is more plausible. The battle started after the Greeks tried a night retreat from the ridge of hills overlookingthe Asopus river during which the three parts of the army became hopelessly separated.Mardonius, seeing his chance, attacked. During the previous 8 days, the armies had staredat each other until Persian cavalry raiding eventually made it hard for the Greeks to getwater, forcing them to try and withdraw. Troop name Troop Type Elem Cost(EE)----------------------------------------------- 
Persians 
Main Command (Mardonius - Persians)CinC Reg Cv(0) 1 28apPersian Cavalry Irr Cv(O) 6 42apSkythian Cavalry Irr LH (F) 7 28apImmortals Reg Bw(X/S) 6 42apSparabara foot Irr Bw(X/O) 6 27apKaspian Archers Irr Ps(O) 8(4) 16ap30 183apDemoralised after losing 10 elements Sub-command (Theban allies)Sub-general Reg Cv(O) 1 28apTheban Hoplites Irr Sp(I) 6 24apPaphlagonians Irr Ax(O) 7 21apMysians Irr Ps(S) 8(4) 24ap18 97apDemoralised after losing 6 elements Sub-commandSub-general Reg Cv(O) 1 28apPersian Cavalry Irr Cv(O) 5 35apLight Horse Irr LH(O) 6 30apSkirmishers Irr Ps(O) 6(3) 12apParthian Archers Irr Bw(O) 2 8ap18 113ap
 
Demoralised after losing 6 elements Total army size 393ap 
Greeks
 Main command (Pausanias - Spartans & Thesallians)CinC Reg Sp(S) 1 27apSpartans Reg Sp(S) 7 49apThessalian Nobles Irr Cv(O) 3 21apThessalian Cavalry Irr LH(O) 5 25apThracians Irr Ax(S) 4 16apHelots & Messenians Irr Ps(I) 10(5) 10ap25 148apDemoralised after losing 8.5 elements Sub-command (Athenians and other Greeks)Sub general Irr Sp(O) 1 14apAthenians/other Hopl Irr Sp(O) 15 60apAthenian archers Reg Ps(O) 6(3) 12ap19 86apDemoralised after losing 6.5 elements Sub-command (Megarans and others)Sub-general Irr Sp(O) 1 14apHoplites Irr Sp(O) 11 44apSkirmishers Irr Ps(O) 6(3) 12ap15 70apDemoralised after losing 5 elementsThis command starts off the table (in Plataea) and can enter in the Greek bound if theGreek CinC rolls LESS than the current turn number on 2d6. (i.e. there is a 1 in 36chance of it coming on in the third move)It enters in column along the road from Plataea Total army size 304ap PLATAEA Wargame layout

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