Sicily - Native upheaval   1 unit = 300 HI , 150 LH,
  3 - Himera River - 446BC   200 LMI or Cav, 100 LI
 
When Ducetius returned from his exile in Corinth and founded a colony on the northern shore of Sicily, Akragas, no doubt bitter at the loss of reparation after the defeat of the Sicel leader, accused Syracuse of letting this common enemy go free without a thought for the interest of its ally. It declared war on Syracuse and raised an army. Syracuse promptly moved against it and met the Akragintian army not far from its town.
 
     
 
Game notes
The Akragintian army decided to fight in close proximity to its town, apparently from fear of the more numerous and superior Syracusan cavalry. This sounds as if they had defeat in mind before the battle even started and wanted a quick escape to the protection of their walls.
 
     
  Deployment
Not much is known about this battle, so deploy as you see fit, on terrain that is flat and did not prevent the use of cavalry.
 
     
 
Historical outcome
It is deemed that Syracuse won through encircling work by its cavalry. Its losses were minimal while Akragas suffered dearly, undoubtedly also in the pursuit by Syracuse's horsemen. Syracuse was still the most powerful polis on Sicily and entered a period of peace that was to last 25 years.
 
     
 
AKRAGINTIAN ARMY Syracusan - list 50
Command: +3 Army demoralisation value: 33,5
  Command 1         command strength 15
CinC Akragintian general Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
3 900 bodyguard spearmen* HI spear Elite 2UD 5   4 5 armour
6 1800 Akragintian hoplites HI spear Mediocre 2UD 5   4 5 armour
2 500 Akragintian cavalry MC Mediocre 4UD 5   3 3 no armour; evade
  Command 2         command strength 9,5
Sub Akragintian general Included simple  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
8 2400 Akragintian hoplites* HI spear Mediocre 2UD 5   4 5 armour
3 300 skirmishers with javelin LI javelin Ordinary 3UD 2 1UD 2 1  -1 fire; +1 javelin vs LI & LH; evade
  Command 3         command strength 9
Sub Akragintian general Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
7 2100 Akragintian hoplites* HI spear Mediocre 2UD 5   4 5 armour
2 200 archers & slingers LI bow,sling Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; evade
 
     
 
SYRACUSAN ARMY Syracusan - list 50
Command: +5 Army demoralisation value: 34,5
  Command 1         command strength 16,5
CinC Syracusan general Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
3 900 bodyguard hoplites* HI spear Elite 2UD 5   4 5 armour
8 2400 Syracusan hoplites HI spear Mediocre 2UD 5   4 5 armour
3 300 archers & slingers LI bow,sling Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; evade
  Command 2         command strength 10
Sub Syracusan general Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
9 2700 Syracusan hoplites HI spear Mediocre 2UD 5   4 5 armour
  Command 3         command strength 8
Sub Syracusan general Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
1 200 Syracusan elite cavalry HC Elite 4UD 5   3 3 armour; evade
3 600 Syracusan cavalry MC Ordinary 4UD 4   3 3 no armour; evade
4 400 skirmishers with javelin LI javelin Ordinary 3UD 2 1UD 2 1  -1 fire; +1 javelin vs LI & LH; evade
 
     
 
 
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