DBA 2.2 Army Composition: (12 elements) Miniatures by Xyston
1 x 3Kn (Gen) 1 x 3Cv, 1 x 2Lh, 6 x 4Pk, 1 x 4Ax, 2 x 2Ps
Historical Enemies: Illyrians, Skythians,Thracians, Lykian, Paionian, Theban, Aitolian, Bithynians and Later Achaemenid Persian.
Historical Notes: Here are my two cents worth about Alexander the Great. He wanted to knock out and conquer the 4 wealthiest nations/empires during his life time.
1) The Persian Empire
2) India (manage to defeat only one of nine factional states in India)
4) Rome (Sicily/Italy)
;o) Alexander (along with his arrogance and narcissism) probably regretted spending 2 to 3 years of guerrilla warfare and sieges in Bactria (modern day Afghanistan and Tajikistan) If he decided to by pass Bactria all together and launch a quick and decisive campaign in India instead, the Bactrians may or would have formed an alliance? Thus securing his Northern and Eastern flanks of his Empire. Alex would then march back to his Capitol city and base of operations Babylon (Iraq) raised new armies and headed West bound for North Africa, conquer Carthage, grab/use the Carthaginian Fleet (if still intact) invaded Sicily and southern Italy and march and conquer the Romans...... who knows? :o)
anyway....enough of my "what if" :o) This Alexandrian Macedonian Army is basically an all out infantry defense force. Pikemen to hold the center light infantry to harass the opposition troops etc. The key success of this Alexandrian Army for the player is the cavalry, Thessalian Cavalry deployed on the left flank (historical set up if you like) and the General 3Kn (Alex himself) along with the light horse on the right flank and move/attack his opponents left flank.
The Xyston miniatures are great to collect and easy to paint, I had left over figures/packs so I decided to put this army together. I painted 3 Pike elements with red T shirts to represent as young Macedonian warriors 2nd rank supports and the other 3 Pike elements as front rank veterans. The Skirmishers are - One element of Agrianians 2Ps armed with Javelins, One element of 2Ps Cretan Archers and One Auxiliary 4Ax (Hypaspists wearing lesser Armour) element armed with Javelins or short spears?
|Army Arrayed back view|
|Alexander 3Kn carrying long Sarissa|
|Prodromoi 2Lh on the right|
|Thessalian Cavalry 3Cv|
|Alexander with Prodromoi 2Lh on the right|