Ian's luck with the dice was low at the beginning of the game; he rolled a lot of 1 and 3 PIPs. However, I spent a lot of PIPs trying to get my act together. Having a group comprised of an Elephant, Scythed Chariot, and Warband didn't work out too well for me, so I ended up with single elements scattered everywhere. Ian quickly seized two key terrain features with his light troops.
First blood was drawn when I tried to run my Cav element along the board edge. A Psiloi engaged from the rough, and I learned two lessons: the rule on mounted engaging light foot in the rough and the danger of recoiling off the board.
|Few Good Choicses|
Soon after, I lost a Warband. I tried to maneuver my Pike into the center, but another mounted element loss ended the game.
Final Losses: Kappadokians 1 - Seleucids 4 (+ Sch)