Battle of Pella (Dardania/Macedon)

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Battle of Pella (Dardania/Macedon)

Post  Mik on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:08 pm

Invasion of Macedonia, 400BCE
Battle of Pella

(For general knowledge, on both sides Illyrian Warriors are Light Inf, Illyrian Cav are Light Cav, Illyrian Hoplites are obv Hoplites. The rest is obv.)

Dardania:
King Bardylis
Agron
Bato
20000 Q5 Dardanian Warriors
5000 Q7 Dardanian Heavy Hoplite
5000 Q6 Dardanian Horsemen
2500 Q9 Dardanian Kryekomandantet
14,500 Q4 Illyrian Warriors
10,000 Q4 Illyrian Skirmishers
3200 Q4 Illyrian Cavalry
1000 Q5 Illyrian Hoplites



Macedon:
King Perdicaas II
Chief Ingryis
Q4 5000 Illyrian Skirmishers
Q4 3000 Illyrian Warriors
Q4 100 Illyrian Cavalry
Q7 1500 Elite Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q5 5000 Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q3 10,000 Levy Hoplites (Hop)
Q5 1500 Lancer Cavalry (Lgt Cav)
Q9 200 Companion Cavalry (Hvy Cav)
Q8 500 Hypastpists (Hvy Inf)
Q5 5000 Thracian Peltasts (Skirm)

After many weeks, the Illyrian Horde finally reaches the Macedonian border. Upon crossing, anyone was fair game. The civilized women were raped and taken, men slain, crops taken and fields burned. But, as Bardylis has said during one night "I piss on the Macedonians and their Gods." He (While drunk) approached a grand temple of Thaulos, the Macedonian equivalent of Ares and pissed on it. As Perdicaas heard of this insult, he assembled his forced and marched to meet them on a wide open plain with a large hill near Pella. When Bardylis heard the Macedonians were mobilizing, he immediately pursued.

Scout Phase:
Dardania: 53
Macedon: 94

Bardylis sends his lightest horsemen to scout out where the Macedonians lie in the fields of hills. As they approached however, they were overtaken completely by Macedon's own cavalry, who were equipped for battle not scouting. Ilyria's scouts were annhilated while Macedon's spotted Bardylis' army.

Dardania:
King Bardylis
Agron
Bato
20000 Q5 Dardanian Warriors
5000 Q7 Dardanian Heavy Hoplite
5000 Q6 Dardanian Horsemen
2500 Q9 Dardanian Kryekomandantet
14,500 Q4 Illyrian Warriors
10,000 Q4 Illyrian Skirmishers
3200 Q4 Illyrian Cavalry -100
1000 Q5 Illyrian Hoplites



Macedon:
King Perdicaas II
Chief Ingryis
Q4 5000 Illyrian Skirmishers
Q4 3000 Illyrian Warriors
Q4 100 Illyrian Cavalry -5
Q7 1500 Elite Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q5 5000 Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q3 10,000 Levy Hoplites (Hop)
Q5 1500 Lancer Cavalry (Lgt Cav) -5
Q9 200 Companion Cavalry (Hvy Cav)
Q8 500 Hypastpists (Hvy Inf)
Q5 5000 Thracian Peltasts (Skirm)

Ambush Phase:
Macedon: 82
Bardylis began his march towards Pella, which could be seen in the west, behind a hill (It is still miles away however.). Across a flat plain near the hill rested the Macedonian army, in full view, mobilized and ready to fight. As Bardylis' army approached, he saw queer looking objects being spotted moving a top the hill from behind it. Each was supported by a squad of Macedonians and were small wooden constructs. As the Illyrians marched, more appeared, until there were a few dozen of them. Suddenly, as a flag rose from the Macedonian army, they launched large bolts into the Illyrian horde. Completely unexpecting, many Illyrians were killed by the new weapon; The Ballistae. Unable to retaliate in force against the Ballistae, Bardylis had to force march through the artillery fire, as if he did otherwise the Macedonians would flank them.

Dardania:
King Bardylis
Agron
Bato
20000 Q5 Dardanian Warriors - 150
5000 Q7 Dardanian Heavy Hoplite -50
5000 Q6 Dardanian Horsemen
2500 Q9 Dardanian Kryekomandantet
14,500 Q4 Illyrian Warriors -300
10,000 Q4 Illyrian Skirmishers -200
3100 Q4 Illyrian Cavalry -50
1000 Q5 Illyrian Hoplites



Macedon:
King Perdicaas II
Chief Ingryis
Q4 5000 Illyrian Skirmishers
Q4 3000 Illyrian Warriors
Q4 95 Illyrian Cavalry
Q7 1500 Elite Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q5 5000 Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q3 10,000 Levy Hoplites (Hop)
Q5 1495 Lancer Cavalry (Lgt Cav)
Q9 200 Companion Cavalry (Hvy Cav)
Q8 500 Hypastpists (Hvy Inf)
Q5 5000 Thracian Peltasts (Skirm)

Clash Phase:
Dardania: 91

Bardylis ordered a charge, wisely allowing his armoured Hoplites to be in front, as to avoid his lighter troops being skewered by pikes. As the horde approached however, Bardylis noticed that a major part of Macedon's front line were all levies, the professionals being more reserves. Taking a risk, Bardylis ordered his most ferocious men to charge that point in the line. As they charged, the phalanx visibly wavered, many were unable to keep formation, ruining the defensive properties of it. The Illyrians slammed into the armourless levies, killing many. Around the flanks the Illyrian cavalry, out numbering the Macedonian Lancers who were on flank, slammed into one another as they both charged.

Dardania:
King Bardylis
Agron
Bato
19850 Q5 Dardanian Warriors -500
4500 Q7 Dardanian Heavy Hoplite
5000 Q6 Dardanian Horsemen -50
2500 Q9 Dardanian Kryekomandantet
14,200 Q4 Illyrian Warriors
9800 Q4 Illyrian Skirmishers
3050 Q4 Illyrian Cavalry
1000 Q5 Illyrian Hoplites



Macedon:
King Perdicaas II
Chief Ingryis
Q4 5000 Illyrian Skirmishers
Q4 3000 Illyrian Warriors
Q4 95 Illyrian Cavalry
Q7 1500 Elite Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q5 5000 Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q3 10,000 Levy Hoplites (Hop) -1500 Killed, 3000 Rout
Q5 1495 Lancer Cavalry (Lgt Cav) -150
Q9 200 Companion Cavalry (Hvy Cav)
Q8 Hypastpists (Hvy Inf)
Q5 5000 Thracian Peltasts (Skirm)

Battle Phase:
Dardania: 76
Macedon: 14
With the frontline formation ruined, the Dardanians were able to fly through the Macedonians. As the professional Phalangites prepared to form a Phalanx, the reserved Hoplites smashed into them, forcing them into a tight melee without their pikes. The sheer numbers of Illyrians prevented the Macedonians from performing a heroic victory; Hypastpists were cut down and the mighty Companions were surrounded and slaughtered. King Perdicaas called for a retreat early however, allowing him to make of with as much men as possible. The day remained a crushing victory for Dardania, who as well as winning the battle, killed the Enchelei Chief and ended their vassalship.

Dardania:
King Bardylis
Agron
Bato
19350 Q5 Dardanian Warriors -4000
4500 Q7 Dardanian Heavy Hoplite -800
4950 Q6 Dardanian Horsemen -200
2500 Q9 Dardanian Kryekomandantet - 500
14,200 Q4 Illyrian Warriors -4000
9800 Q4 Illyrian Skirmishers -1400
3050 Q4 Illyrian Cavalry -200
1000 Q5 Illyrian Hoplites -150



Macedon:
King Perdicaas II Rout
Chief Ingryis Killed
Q4 5000 Illyrian Skirmishers -3000
Q4 3000 Illyrian Warriors -2000
Q4 95 Illyrian Cavalry -95
Q7 1500 Elite Phalangites (Spear/Pike) -500 1000 Rout
Q5 5000 Phalangites (Spear/Pike) -3000 2000 Rout
Q3 5500 Levy Hoplites (Hop) -1500 4000 Rout
Q5 1345 Lancer Cavalry (Lgt Cav) -500 845 Rout
Q9 200 Companion Cavalry (Hvy Cav) -150 50 Rout
Q8 500 Hypastpists (Hvy Inf) -200 300 Rout
Q5 5000 Thracian Peltasts (Skirm) - 2000 3000 Rout (1500 Leave back to Thrace)

Results:
Victory. Pella is under siege and Perdicaas' army has retreated to Thessalonica. No Pop gain as Macedon is enemy.
Enchelei Tribe is vassalized, 50,000 Pop Gain.


Dardania:
King Bardylis
Agron
Bato
15350 Q5 Dardanian Warriors
3700 Q7 Dardanian Heavy Hoplite
4750 Q6 Dardanian Horsemen
2000 Q9 Dardanian Kryekomandantet
10,200 Q4 Illyrian Warriors
8400 Q4 Illyrian Skirmishers
2850 Q4 Illyrian Cavalry
850 Q5 Illyrian Hoplites


Remaining Forces After Battle:

Macedon:
King Perdicaas II
Q7 100 Elite Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q5 2000 Phalangites (Spear/Pike)
Q3 4000 Levy Hoplites (Hop)
Q5 845 Lancer Cavalry (Lgt Cav)
Q9 50 Companion Cavalry (Hvy Cav)
Q8 300 Hypastpists (Hvy Inf)
Q5 1500 Thracian Peltasts (Skirm)

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Re: Battle of Pella (Dardania/Macedon)

Post  kingsid987 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:59 pm

Bardylis was overjoyed by the victory, many had died and this would not go forgotten, but the spoils were shared amongst the people. A group of soldiers shout and bash their shields as the head of Chief Ingryis is lifted. Bardylis calmed the men and started to speak:

'Our warriors, our blood, our valour have brought us here! Let us hope that the dead Macedonians dine with their Gods and look down upon our victory! Now onwards!'

More screams and warcrys could be heard, the hate was building and the Illyrians wanted to crush all of Macedonia, but Bardylis was more diplomatically aware. He sent a diplomat to demand that they give up their northern land and accept vassalation with yearly tribute of 25% income (though the Illyrians will be angry, they wanted the Macedonians to be destroyed), or watch their people be put through Illyrian punishment. (If this is not accepted siege will take place)

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Re: Battle of Pella (Dardania/Macedon)

Post  Mik on Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:15 pm

More screams and warcrys could be heard, the hate was building and the Illyrians wanted to crush all of Macedonia, but Bardylis was more diplomatically aware. He sent a diplomat to demand that they give up their northern land and accept vassalation with yearly tribute of 25% income (though the Illyrians will be angry, they wanted the Macedonians to be destroyed), or watch their people be put through Illyrian punishment. (If this is not accepted siege will take place)

So your demanding, essentially, the region of Pella and everything it includes, as well as a 25% yearly tribute and vassalization? (I'll RP as the Macedonians for this)

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Re: Battle of Pella (Dardania/Macedon)

Post  kingsid987 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:13 pm

Mik wrote:
More screams and warcrys could be heard, the hate was building and the Illyrians wanted to crush all of Macedonia, but Bardylis was more diplomatically aware. He sent a diplomat to demand that they give up their northern land and accept vassalation with yearly tribute of 25% income (though the Illyrians will be angry, they wanted the Macedonians to be destroyed), or watch their people be put through Illyrian punishment. (If this is not accepted siege will take place)

So your demanding, essentially, the region of Pella and everything it includes, as well as a 25% yearly tribute and vassalization? (I'll RP as the Macedonians for this)

Not Pella, but everything north of Pella and Epirus. and you are correct about everything else.

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Re: Battle of Pella (Dardania/Macedon)

Post  Mik on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:29 pm

Essentially, the Macedonians decline. The King, Perdicaas is recruiting more men from his allies and regions to reform his army. "Macedon shall never bow to these savages."

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Re: Battle of Pella (Dardania/Macedon)

Post  kingsid987 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:50 pm

'Then Macedon will be taught how to bow'

I presume Pella has only levies so there is not much defense. Scouts are put about, in the event of another battle no Macedonians will be allowed to flee.

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Re: Battle of Pella (Dardania/Macedon)

Post  Mik on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:31 pm

The city of Pella is well-supplied enough to maintain a long siege. The Illyrian forces will be held up for quite a while unless they assault. Perdicaas knows this and is already rebuilding his army. He sends diplomats to all his neighbours and all Greek civilizations to ask for help against the Illyrians.

Free Peoples of Sicily - For now we must decline.

Sparta - To be announced

Thrace - Already aiding Macedon

Athens - Will roll for it later (This wait is to symbolize Athens' hesitance in opening itself up to Sparta.)

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