The Graeco-Bactrians

250-30 BC

 

 

 

THE GRAECO-BACTRIAN LIST

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1             Phalanx
*2             Skirmish
*3             Warband rules 2 and 3 only
*4             Shock
*5             Elephants
*6             Slow
*7             Unreliable
*8             Portents

Phalanx. Brazen-Shield Phalangites.

Peltasts. Regular Successor Peltasts.

Archers. Usual ‘Cretan’ bowmen common to Successor armies—but may include Indians.

Arachosians. Light cavalry armed with javelins.

Saka. Horse Archers of the Scythian sort.

Iranian Lancers. Heavy Cavalrymen armed with lance and bow—heavier armed than the Macedonian cavalry of earlier times. Also includes Greeks armed in the same manner.

Bactrian Cavalry. Light cavalrymen fighting with javelins and bow.

Elephants. Of Asian stock—with Indian or Greek crewmen depending on the option used.

Bodyguard Cavalry. Regardless of the army size a single unit of Iranian Lancers can be upgraded to Bodyguard Cavalry with the stats and points increase shown.

Iranian Cataphracts. Up to half the total number of Iranian Lancers can be upgraded to Iranian Cataphtacts—in later times many cavalry adopted heavier armour and gave up the bow.

Indian Cavalry. The usual poor cavalry armed with javelins and shield.

Indian Archers. Regular bowmen.

Indian Spearmen. Massed Spearmen carrying a shield but otherwise wearing little if any armour.

Kushan Allied Cataphtacts. Heavily armoured cavalry armed with lances.

Kushan Horse Archers. Horse archers.

Portents. The player can take the portents before the battle. This allows the General to re-roll one failed Command roll once during the battle. Take the Command test again—if successful the order is issued and the General can continue giving orders if you wish.

 

Troop

Type

Attack

Range

Hits

Armour

Cmnd

Unit

Size

Min/

Max

Points

Notes

Phalanx

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/4

70

*1

Peltasts

Infantry

2

15

3

-

-

3

-/2

40

*2

Archers

Infantry

2

30

3

-

-

3

-/4

40

 

Arachosians

Cavalry

1

15

3

-

-

3

1/4

40

*2

Saka

Cavalry

1

30

3

-

-

3

-/1

60

*2

General

General

+2

-

-

-

9

1

1

125

 

Leader

Leader

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/2

80

 

OPTIONS

The following option is available for all Graeco-Bactrians armies. See the descriptions for details.

Portents

Re-roll General’s Command

1

+10

*8

OPTION—GRAECO-BACTRIAN

The army can include the following options OR the Graeco-Indian options but not both. See accompanying  descriptions for details.

Indian Spearmen

Infantry

3

-

3

-

-

3

-/4

35

*3

Iranian Lancers

Cavalry

3

15

3

5+

-

3

2/6

115

*4

Bactrian Cavalry

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

1/4

60

*2

Elephants

Elephant

4

15

4

5+

-

3

-/1

200

*5

Bodyguard Cavalry

Cavalry

4

15

3

5+

-

3

-/1max

+10

*4

Iranian Cataphracts

Cavalry

3

-

3

4+

-

3

Up to Half

+10

*4, 6

OPTION—GRAECO-INDIAN

The army can include the following options OR the Graeco-Bactrian options but not both. See accompanying  descriptions for details.

Indian Cavalry

Cavalry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

-/2

70

*3

Indian Archers

Infantry

2

30

3

-

-

3

-/4

40

*3

 

Indian Spearmen

Infantry

3

-

3

-

-

3

4/-

35

*3

Elephants

Elephant

4

15

4

5+

-

3

1/2

200

*5

Kushan Allied Cataphracts

Cavalry

3

-

3

4+

-

3

-/2

115

*4, 6, 7

Kushan Allied Horse Archers

Cavalry

1

30

3

-

-

3

-/2

50

*2, 7