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Macedon Outmaneuvers Rome

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Game Version: Rome: Total War 1.5
Number of Players: 2
Player 1's Name: Prince_of_Macedon
Player 2's Name: vergassivellauno
# of Denarii: 10,000
This is my 159th battle. My opponent, vergassivellauno, commands the Julii-Roman faction while I spearhead the Macedons. Vergassivellauno's army consists of 5 Urban Cohorts, 4 Praetorian Cavalry and 5 Archer Auxilia. My army is composed of 2 Companion Cavalry, 5 Royal Pikemen and 5 Archers.

Macedon brings to the field 1,114 brave warriors. The Roman enemy sends 1,032 of its finest soldiers to contest my supremacy.

This is a battle restricted only by the 10,000 denarii limit. No rules.

The battle begins with a skirmish between the opposing archers. Vergassivellauno attempts to end the archer battle quickly with a lone cavalry charge which I deter easily with an infantry adjustment.

My opponent then sends his whole Praetorian Cavalry force with an Archer Auxilia detachment around my right flank. I counter this move by splitting my phalanx in half. My cavalry (along with half of my phalangites) charge to the right in order to separate the Praetorian Cavalry from the Archer Auxilia. His detached archer force is obliterated. Any Roman on a horse retreats back to his main battle line.

In the final climactic battle, his Urban Cohorts advance against my reformed Royal Pikemen force. In a toe-to-toe fight, my Royal Pikemen are no match for his Urban Cohorts. Only my cavalry can save the day. The challenge though is fighting off 3-4 Praetorian Cavalry with only 2 Companion Cavalry.

Our cavalry forces fight for supremacy on the left flank of my phalanx. Inspired by the leadership of Alexander the Great, I was determined to fight to the last man!

If you enjoy tactical maneuvering, then be sure to check out this Macedonian-Roman clash. It's a battle that must be seen to be appreciated!
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