I'm planning to run a game set during the siege of Sidon in 199BC (or thereabouts).
Aftere the battle of Panion, Antiochos settled down to besiege , the remaining Ptolemaic holdouts in Coele Syria, the largest of which was Sidon, held by a garrison of Aitolian mercenaries who retreated there after the battle. Historically, the Ptolemies made several relief attempts, mainly using even more Aitolians. This game is therfore a "what if" , to see what might have been if they had some additional troops vailable.
The Ptolemaic army has not really recovered from the defat at Panion- Antiochos had very deliberately concentrated his efforts on the Ptolemaic cleruch (settler) phalanx and cavalry during the battle, letting the mercenary Aitolians escape. Therefore the Ptolemaic force is a scratch one. There is a small naval force offshore- the Seleucids now hold most of the Phoenician ports , so they have naval dominance.
Marching north, the Ptolemies run into a small seleucid blocking force, as they emerge from a pass.
The bulk of the army is besieging Sidon, however Antiochos has detached a small force south to hold the Ptolemaic relief attempt in check. The heavy troops are committed to the siege , so it is a scratch force as well. Again, a small naval force has been detached from the siege to cover the sea flank.
dandare: Any plans for Sunday the5th?
Jan 2, 2020 11:17:35 GMT
dandare: Turns out it's napoleonic
Jan 2, 2020 17:10:30 GMT
meliadus: It was a good game, meant to ask, what do you call the rules?
Jan 5, 2020 17:52:41 GMT
dandare: casrnage and glory
Jan 12, 2020 10:55:03 GMT
dandare: what's on the menu for Sunday 9th?
Feb 6, 2020 8:49:04 GMT
meliadus: Sorry not at club had a really bad night last night, getting to sleep bout 7 this morning.
Mar 1, 2020 15:23:23 GMT
Zhao Zilong: Hi Everyone, Just got a message from Brian saying he is unwell and won't be able to come to the club today. Since he has the keys looks like we'll have to cancel. Sorry for the short notice
Mar 8, 2020 11:05:03 GMT
meliadus: No worries, just hope he's okay Alan, cheers mate.
Mar 8, 2020 11:10:35 GMT
dandare: Are we on for next Sunday?
Mar 10, 2020 9:04:30 GMT