Tuesday 8 September 2020

Battle of Salamis

 ὦ παῖδες Ἑλλήνων ἴτε
ἐλευθεροῦτε πατρίδ᾽, ἐλευθεροῦτε δὲ
παῖδας, γυναῖκας, θεῶν τέ πατρῴων ἕδη,
θήκας τε προγόνων: νῦν ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀγών!

Battle of Salamis to begin the gaming season, this September marks 2500 years form the actual battle so I thought that it would be a great way to kick off
The greeks have advanced from the bay and attack the persians at the mouth of the straits
Capitalizing on their strenghts the hellens launch several boarding actions
A persian trireme rams, gravely wounding her prey that would quickly grapple and subdue her
The first ship to strike is a persian, under assault by no less than two greeks
After the first line of achaemenid ships has fallen the rest backs water
The persians also gang up on  a lone greek that is slaughtered
But hellenic quality triumphs all over the board and more and more persians surrender

The lightly armoured oreinetal marines have no chance against the heavy hoplites
Some greek loss but not enough to turn the tide of battle
The battle went downhill for the persians from there, my camera gave out and the victorious greeks retreated into the strait leaving the invaders defeated