Battle of Pharsalus

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Battle of Pharsalus

Post  gamegeek2 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:08 am

Obviously it would be one of the most important battles for us to create.

(Remember unit sizes have been deliberately altered and are different from usual)

--- Caius Iulius Caesar (Roman Rebels) PLAYABLE ---

Caesar, as always, had placed the tenth legion on the right, the ninth on the left, although it was very much weakened by the battles at Dyrrhachium. He placed the eighth legion so close to the ninth as to almost make one of the two, and ordered them to support one another. He drew up on the field eighty cohorts, making a total of 22,000 men, and left two cohorts to guard the camp. He gave the command of the left wing to Marc Antony, of the right to [Publius Cornelius] Sulla, and of the center to Gnaeus Domitius [Calvinus]. Caesar himself took his post opposite Pompey. At the same time, fearing, from the disposition of the enemy which we have previously mentioned, lest his right wing might be surrounded by their numerous cavalry, he rapidly drafted a single cohort from each of the legions composing the third line, formed of them a fourth line, and opposed them to Pompey's cavalry, and, acquainting them with his wishes, admonished them that the success of that day depended on their courage. At the same time he ordered the third line, and the entire army not to charge without his command: that he would give the signal whenever he wished them to do so.

Equites Singulares - 10 men
Equites Gallorum (1 exp) - 45 men
Equites Gallorum (1 exp) - 45 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
Cohors Evocata - 110 men
5 auxiliary units with 90 men...what should they be?

--- Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Roman Republic) NON PLAYABLE ---

--- ARMY ---

Scipio with the Syrian legions commanded the center. The Cilician legion in conjunction with the Spanish cohorts [...] were disposed on the right wing. These Pompey considered his steadiest troops. The rest he had interspersed between the center and the wing, and he had 110 complete cohorts; these amounted to 45,000 men. He had besides two cohorts of volunteers, who had received favors from him in former wars, and now flocked to his standard: these were dispersed through his whole army. The seven remaining cohorts he had disposed to protect his camp and the neighboring forts. His right wing was secured by a river with steep banks; for this reason he placed all his cavalry [commanded by Titus Labienus], archers, and slingers, on his left wing.


Equites Singulares - 10 men
Equites Thracum (1 exp) - 120 men
Equites Thracum (1 exp) - 120 men
Lonchophoroi (1 exp) - 80 men
Lonchophoroi (1 exp) - 80 men
Cohors Reformata (1 exp) - 190 men
Cohors Reformata (1 exp) - 190 men
Cohors Reformata (1 exp) - 190 men
Cohors Reformata (1 exp) - 190 men
Cohors Reformata - 190 men
Cohors Reformata - 190 men
Cohors Reformata - 190 men
Cohors Reformata - 190 men
Cohors Reformata - 190 men
Cohors Reformata - 190 men
Cohors Reformata - 190 men
Cohors Evocata - 160 men
Toxotai Syriakoi - 80 men
Sphendonetai - 60 men
Thraikioi Peltastai (1 exp) - 80 men
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Re: Battle of Pharsalus

Post  Cute Wolf on Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:40 am

BTW, maximum unit numbers on historical battle is the HUGE numbers on HUGE settings, an unit with 160 men on huge won't have 190 men in HBs, it will still shown as 190 indeed, but in game, it will be 160 (officers not included)
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