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    Bolgios and his men were clandestinely picked up by a Ptolemaic fleet from Greece, only merchant ships and a few akatos were used to conceal the fact that that the convoy was being used to transport soldiers. The journey was relatively uneventful and after several weeks of hugging the coast of Anatolia, the convoy reached the shores of Phoenicia where Bolgios and his men were deposited at on the shore. Guides took them further inland where before long Bolgios and a few scouts sighted the mass of men. The men estimate anywhere from 1-2,000 men are in the group, only about 2-300 of them mounted.










    Cretan Piracy-

    With platforms finished being built on the transports provided to Pruitt and his allies from the steppe, the transports and Rhodian warships head towards Crete. Searching up and down the Cretan coast, Pruitt and his allies are only able to find one small village that seems to contain pirates. A few trihemiola are sighted on the shore as well as a rough wooden wall that has been built around the encampment. Pruitt’s men await his orders in how to approach the encampment if at all.










    Neapolitan Intrigue-

    The journey for Aegeus and his new forces, essentially an army now with the Grecian additions, is uneventful. The Macedonian ships are not molested by anyone for fear of reprisal, and Aegeus and his forces are dropped off on shore without anyone sighting them. Aegeus’ cautious approach pays off, cavalry patrols capture or kill anyone that sights the army and none escape to inform the Romans of the approach of a hostile force into Roman territory. Arriving with night covering his forces, Aegeus sees that a side gate has been opened for him as promised. His men await his word as the Neapolitans wait for the Roman yoke to be lifted from their neck.
    First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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    • Pruitt orders his army unloaded. The Horse Troops will circle around the village and cut off anyone getting out. The Light Infantry surrounds the wall and will target anyone that shows over the wall. The Light Missile troops (minus the Rhodian Slingers) will set up to fire fire-arrows and heated shot into the village. Two Rhodian ships and five transports (10 Rhodian Slingers and 10 Scutari) stand off the beach and fire incendiaries into the Pirate ships. The Hoplites and Dunaminca will guard the grounded transports. The Scutari and Sarmatian Spearmen build ladders and battering rams. One Rhodian Trieme stands off the beach and looks for incoming Pirates.

      Pruitt
      Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

      Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

      by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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      • Originally posted by Delenda estRoma View Post
        Alexander’s Sarcophagus

        Bolgios and his men were clandestinely picked up by a Ptolemaic fleet from Greece, only merchant ships and a few akatos were used to conceal the fact that that the convoy was being used to transport soldiers. The journey was relatively uneventful and after several weeks of hugging the coast of Anatolia, the convoy reached the shores of Phoenicia where Bolgios and his men were deposited at on the shore. Guides took them further inland where before long Bolgios and a few scouts sighted the mass of men. The men estimate anywhere from 1-2,000 men are in the group, only about 2-300 of them mounted.
        Tnx.

        I think I was due a recruitment "roll" before the start of this season no ?

        Unless I missed it somewhere....

        My unit strength at the end of last season can be seen in this post, after accounting for losses in the last battle.

        Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
        Just for easy reference, no changes :

        https://forums.armchairgeneral.com/f...19#post5199519
        Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

        Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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        • Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post

          Tnx.

          I think I was due a recruitment "roll" before the start of this season no ?

          Unless I missed it somewhere....

          My unit strength at the end of last season can be seen in this post, after accounting for losses in the last battle.
          My bad Snowy, you roll pretty well and attract 200 lancers and 100 more light cavalry before heading off to Asia. Putting your numbers at



          670 Veteran Celtic Lancers

          270 Veteran Celtic Light Cavalry
          First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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          • Thank you very much - give a few days to come up with a plan, or shout if you urgently need my orders
            Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

            Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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            • When do I get a recruitment roll?

              Pruitt
              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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              • Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                When do I get a recruitment roll?

                Pruitt
                When you become a tribal leader that keeps zero payment or loot, gifting it all to your men, and instead rely solely on the luck of dice rolls for your soldiers.
                First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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                • I need some information about this village I have surrounded. Does this wall reach into the water? Are the Pirate ships behind these walls? Can I build some platforms that would allow me to fire into the village? Is there enough combustibles to set fire to the wall? I don't mind if we don't burn through it, I want the people inside to use their water to fight it. I can use my Missile Troops to keep the locals from taking water from the beach.

                  Pruitt
                  Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                  Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                  by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                  • Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                    I need some information about this village I have surrounded. Does this wall reach into the water? Are the Pirate ships behind these walls? Can I build some platforms that would allow me to fire into the village? Is there enough combustibles to set fire to the wall? I don't mind if we don't burn through it, I want the people inside to use their water to fight it. I can use my Missile Troops to keep the locals from taking water from the beach.

                    Pruitt
                    Yes it reaches a bit into the water. Yes, the ships are pulled up on the beach inside the walls. I mean, that’s possible. Possibly, but getting close enough to the wall long enough to set it ablaze would put you in range of their own missile troops. This is a fairly small encampment btw.
                    First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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                    • I am hoping my Slingers and Archers will show a bit of range advantage over the defenders. Rhodian Slingers outrange Cretan Archers (see Anabasis). Fire Arrows and Heated Shot should cause some fires. Are there any gates in the wall? I am considering ordering a night assault to get close to the wall without being discovered. How many transports do we have?

                      Pruitt
                      Last edited by Pruitt; 30 Jul 20, 14:56.
                      Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                      Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                      by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                      • Originally posted by Delenda estRoma View Post
                        .... you roll pretty well and attract 200 lancers and 100 more light cavalry before heading off to Asia. Putting your numbers at



                        670 Veteran Celtic Lancers

                        270 Veteran Celtic Light Cavalry
                        A substantial force but likely not enough for a direct attack, additionally 940 mounted Celts are not ideal for a stealthy operation in this foreign land either ?

                        Bolgios and a few scouts sighted the mass of men. The men estimate anywhere from 1-2,000 men are in the group, only about 2-300 of them mounted.
                        Would it be possible to do an "end run" ? Send the bulk of my force around the enemy, have them take up a blocking position along their route, while trailing them with just Bolgios and his scouts ?

                        Certainly we need to ascertain the exact composition of the enemy force, their order of march, their method of scouting, foraging and camping, as well as their projected route and distance to final destination.

                        Alexander’s Sarcophagus
                        Is transported on some sort of cart I imagine ? If so, does that mean they need to travel on roads ?

                        Are there any obvious "choke points" along their route, river crossings, a mountain trail maybe,
                        even dense woods with low hanging branches ?

                        Likely also means the escort, especially the mounted part, is some elite force and their commander is someone of note ?

                        In the meanwhile, keep my main force out of sight somewhere, while Bolgios and his scouts figure these things out.

                        Tnx.
                        Last edited by Snowygerry; 31 Jul 20, 08:06.
                        Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

                        Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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                        • Pruitt orders his unused Peltasts, Light Infantry and Scutari into five transports. They back off the beach and head for the beach between the wooden walls. They will land and take the Pirate ships. They will then back off the beach and return to their previous stations with the Pirate ships. The Rhodian Slingers will provide cover fire.

                          Pruitt
                          Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                          Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                          by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                          • Originally posted by Delenda estRoma View Post
                            The journey for Aegeus and his new forces, essentially an army now with the Grecian additions, is uneventful. The Macedonian ships are not molested by anyone for fear of reprisal, and Aegeus and his forces are dropped off on shore without anyone sighting them. Aegeus’ cautious approach pays off, cavalry patrols capture or kill anyone that sights the army and none escape to inform the Romans of the approach of a hostile force into Roman territory. Arriving with night covering his forces, Aegeus sees that a side gate has been opened for him as promised. His men await his word as the Neapolitans wait for the Roman yoke to be lifted from their neck.
                            Aegeus, now very much a General in his own right, a position far loftier than he had ever anticipated when he and a small band of his loyal friends from the pezhetorai had formed their company, stands looking across the gloom of the deeping dark of early pre-dawn at the city of Neapolis rising up before him. With him stand four captains of the Neapolitan Hypaspists, as well as his captains of his companions. Aegeus quickly outlines his plan. The Neapolitans figure prominently, but their numbers are not great enough for a clean victory. However, their local knowledge mean that columns guided by them will be able to efficiently navigate the city to the key points which must be seized.

                            Aegeus looks at his notes numbering his forces:

                            Agema Elite Hypaspists: 87 (heavy armor, aspis, sarissa, xiphos, javelins)

                            Neopolitan Agema (Hardened) Hypaspists: 320 (heavy armor, aspis, Sarissa, xiphos, javelins)

                            Samnite Hero (Hardened) Swordsmen: 82 (medium armor, scutum, xiphos, javelins)

                            Epirote Elite Phalangites: 102 (medium armor, telamon shield, sarissa, xiphos, javelins)

                            Greek Veteran Hoplites: 1,200 (Heavy Armor, Aspis, Dora, Xiphos)

                            200 Athenian Veteran Cavalry (Medium Armor, Pelte, Dora, Kopis)

                            225 Greek Veteran Archers (Unarmored, Bow, Xiphos)

                            600 Greek Veteran Peltasts (Medium Armor, Pelte, Xiphos, Javelins)


                            Looking over the plan, he quickly decides what must be done. Pikes are to be held by servants, this is a city fight and hypaspists will fight with xiphos and javelins, as are his Agema and Epirotes, while the Hoplites will retain their spears and xiphos.

                            1) Aegeus orders the Athenian Cavalry and the Greek Archers to circumnavigate the city and kill any attempting to flee towards Roman territory who might take a message. Archers should ambush and kill with bow and sword, cavalry running down armed parties or those fleeing on horseback or survivors of archer ambushes.

                            2) Aegeus then divides the troops. The Neapolitan Agema are divided into 3 Companies of 90 men, and 1 of 50 men.

                            The Companies of 90 are distributed as follows:

                            A) 90 Neapolitans, 300 Peltasts, 100 Hoplites - Take the gatehouse and begin working around the wall to the Left to defeat positions there and silence them. Once your allotted gates are taken, hold them and send the remaining troops to assist at the Garrison.

                            B) 90 Neapolitans, 300 Peltasts, 100 Hoplites - Take the gatehouse and begin working around the wall to the Right to defeat positions there. Once your allotted gates are taken hold them and send the remaining troops to assist at the Garrison.

                            C) 90 Neapolitans (the most elite), 1000 Hoplites - Directly through the gate and to the garrison. Contain, break in, and slaughter before the cry can be raised and the Romans readied for battle. Heavily armored and battle-hardened soldiers with shields, swords, and spears should be able to crash through the sleepy Romans and smash them. If not, fully contain them to that one sector and the others will join.

                            D) 50 Neapolitans (including their top leader), The Agema, Epirotes, Samnite Heroes, and Aegeus. Aegeus will lead his own force directly for the seat of power of Neapolis. Capture or kill the governor, and take the palace. Aegeus knows that while any guard force may be small, it will likely be some of the better of the soldiers in the town. He counts on speed, efficiency, and the skill of his highly elite force to cut down the Romans quickly and secure the palace for a Free Neapolis.

                            ---Aegeus also divides the Neapolitans to ensure that they don't get ideas about acting independently from his plan....and keeps their top leader close with the smallest Neapolitan force to ensure that he can take him out if the situation requires it, though he tells their captain that the palace will be the highest honor to take.

                            Aegeus tells his men that they must move swiftly and silently for as long as possible. Kill any who stand in their way and keep moving, always moving, to secure the gates, the garrison, and the palace. If Neapolitan collaborators or Roman residents stay hidden, they will be rooted out in the following days. If they come out to fight, then slaughter them and move on. If loyalists join, then encourage them to call up their brethren to go to the Garrison and the gates and to ensure that the Roman Yoke is broken once and for all. A-D forces leave out in column, moving swiftly and as silently as they can for the gate, with the first of the forces a bit in advance to rush the gate and ensure it is secure before the whole of the force comes moving through. Aegeus is at the head of his own force, where he can see and hear what is occurring and can make decisions for forces C and D on the fly if necessary until they reach the break-off point to their respective objectives.
                            Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                            • Fish biting again?

                              Pruitt
                              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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