Tag Archives: Seleucids

Impetus Scenarios I – Magnesia

I thought to start with Magnesia, but instead or relying the assumption that Romans were overwhelmed 2:1, I think it more realistic that both sides had roughly 50 000 troops. Assuming that the information is more or less correct, we could … Continue reading

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Reading for the Weekend – The Seleukid Empire of Antiochus III

The Seleukid Empire of Antiochus III  (223-187BC) (ISBN: 978-1-78303-050-7, E-ISBN: 978-1-47385-450-5) is the second part of the Seleucid history trilogy. I read the first part, Rise of Seleukid Empire some time ago and was since then disturbed by entirely different things. … Continue reading

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So many things to do, so little time

After several months of hiatus (and other projects that have been on the priority list a tad bit higher than gaming – such as family, new home & associated renovation)  my new workspace starts to be in a shape that I … Continue reading

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Reading for the Weekend: The Rise of the Seleukid Empire

I have long tried to find some definite accounts about Alexanders Successors, especially those that would shed some light to somewhat difficult subject of Seleukid Empire. By sort of accident, while browsing for completely different topics through e-book library, a title came … Continue reading

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Men of the Eurasian Steppe

Now it is time to haul in the first reinforcements from the Eurasian steppe. Seleucids, and later Alexander will need some long range support for their war effort. I have five units worth of the horse archers, in galloping posture … Continue reading

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Mercenaries to end all mercenaries – Thureophoroi

Unfortunately the Baccus Thureophoroi are old cast and it is visible. Quality is a bit so so, and for example shields are honestly terrible. I decided to paint the figures as they are without working the details out, and hope … Continue reading

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Revival of olden things – Chariot shock

Another unique aspect of Seleucids is the use of Scythed Chariots. Not that chariot warfare ever was very successful as history has proven, but they do have certain twisted appeal in [Basic] Impetus. Not because they are terribly powerful – they … Continue reading

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AAR – Somewhere in Syria, Romans vs. Seluicids

Debut of newly build Seluicid army. They are formidable force in paper, having very strong cavalry contingent and much stronger ranged units than Romans – Republicans incidentally have only velites. I did have a plan – I would have the sarissa … Continue reading

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Army of Seluicid Empire takes the field

Slow progress has now reached intermediary conclusion and one version of Basic Impetus Seleucid army is ready. First against Romans, and perhaps later against some other Successors. 1x CP*, M:10, VBU: 6, I: 4, VD: 3 3x FP, M:5, VBU: … Continue reading

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Seleucid Shock Weapons – Elephants

One may ask why to choose Seleucids out of all successors. There are certainly many interesting ones – especially if one looks at the wars between Diadochi. What differs Seleucids from others is their purchase / exchange of large quantity of … Continue reading

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