Yesterday the boys from the 'Lonely Gamers' club put on a great little Successors battle, using WAB Successors supplement (still yet to be published). The army sizes were 4997pts for the Seleucid Early Successor Army and 4975pts for the Demetrios's Antigonid Early Successor Army. Players were Myself and Jeff on the Antigonid side and Leroy and John Williams on the Seleucid side.
The only cavalry unit on Seleucus's right flank was a unit of Skythians (Tin Soldier).
Tarentine light cavalry (Navigator Miniatures) fighting for the Antigonid Army.
The Antigonid battle plan was to move forward the pike blocks in the centre hopefully stopping and holding the Seleucid pike in place, then advance on the left with light cavalry and infantry hoping to turn his left. On the Antigonid right defence was based on the fortified camp and two cavalry units plus the Hypaspists (formed up in a Phalanx).
Seleucid pike guard their fortified camp.
The massed Seleucid cavalry on the their left flank. Forward of them and not pictured are two elephants and Thracian light infantry. Seleucus is the single mounted figure behind them.
The Seleucid plan was also very simple -hold with the infantry all along the front, refusing the right and then with all the most of the cavalry, elephants and light infantry attack on the left, take the Antigonid camp and then sweep around the flank of their army and cutting them off from retreat.
Seleucus's Thracians are charged and then defeat Demetrios's Arab camel riders.
'The thin red line'. Antigonid veterans and regulars advance towards the Seleucid pike.
The Seleucid battleline advance to meet them.
Both plans work well from much of the game, however the Seleucids failed to take the camp and then in a head on charge both commanders attacked each other. Seleucus companions broke and routed. Demetrios pursued and rode him down. The Seleucid army soon gave up the fight and the Antigonos regained his kingdom.
A view from the Antigonid camp.