This was our first game for the year - Successors Vs the Indian Mauryan Empire. John, myself, Leroy and Johns two children (Declan and Megan)played the game on Sunday afternoon. John's daughter however would have to be the best dice roller on the planet. I have never seen so many six's and fives rolled in my life. She won the game for him hands down, I had no chance against her and she is only 10 years old. Anyway this was the first game we had played with the Indians so we were a little unsure on how the battle would go. Well I can say now that and army armed with longbow is very hard to beat. I had to put heavy armour on my troops and boost the units up to 32 figures, just to help on the saving rolls and survivability. But with the longbow having such a long range and then -1 on your saving throw it makes them very hard to beat. I think I received three volleys of 120 longbow shots a turn. By the time of contact I had lost most of my Shock Cavalry, all my light Infantry and all my pike had lost eight or more figures each. Anyway we are going to have another go this Friday night, this time with 5000pts each. This game was only 3500pts. John has not got any chariots as yet to finalize his Army, but I'm sure they will be coming soon. The Successor Army is from my little collection.
Two of the four units of 24 longbow archers which shot all day into my advancing army. John also had another two units of 32 longbow archers on the other flank.
My light infantry did OK with the large shields for a little while but were beaten latter by John's mercenary peltasts.
No losses yet but they were coming
Merc peltasts and my light infantry about to clash
Finally I got to grips with the Indians but with Megan's freakiest dice rolling and my bad saving rolls they had no change.
And then came the Elephants