Lysimachids

320 - 280 BC

 

 

 

THE LYSIMACHID LIST

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1             Phalanx
*2             Unreliable
*3             Skirmish
*4             Shock
*5             Portents

Phalanx. The mainstay of Macedonian armies. Lysimachus’ phalanxes were made up of Macedonian as well as Thracian soldiers, but with about the same levels of efficiency as regular Macedonian phalanxes.

Hoplites. Regular Hoplites, although of mediocre quality, were recruited from the coastal settlements of Thrace.

Peltasts. Being an indigenous type Peltasts are available in some number, forming the main troop type of Lysimachus’ army. Can include Greeks or Illyrian javelinmen as well as Thracians. Some can be upgraded to Thracians as noted.

Skirmishers. As found in many contemporary armies—armed with javelins, bows or slings. Mostly native Thracians but can also include mercenaries.

Heavy Cavalry. Mainly the usual Macedonian Cavalry, including some Greek and Thracian nobles. Still a potent force albeit available in small numbers.

Mounted Skirmishers. The usual mounted javelinmen—mainly Thracian but also including some Greeks and Paionians.

Thracian Peltasts. These are Thracians typically more heavily armed than regular Peltasts, carrying the heavy-bladed romphaia—a weapon not unlike the Dacian flax with a heavy curved blade mounted onto a shaft. These sickle-shaped weapons could be one or two handed.

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

6+

-

3

4/8

60

*1

Hoplites

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/4

50

*2

Peltasts

Infantry

2

15

3

-

-

3

4/-

40

*3

Skirmishers

Infantry

1

15

3

-

-

3

-/4

30

*3

Heavy Cavalry

Cavalry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/2

110

*4

Mounted Skirmishers

Cavalry

1

15

3

-

-

3

1/4

40

*3

General

General

+2

-

-

-

9

1

1

125

 

Leader

Leader

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/2

80

 

OPTIONS

The following option is available for Lysimachid armies. See the descriptions for details.

Thracian Peltasts

Infantry

3

15

3

-

-

3

-/2

+10

*3

Portents

Re-roll General’s Command

1

+10

*5