Saturday, 10 May 2014

Pyrrhic Campaign

Hi Guys

Here is a simple campaign outline for Pyrrhus in Italy. The bulk of this comes from Andy Badger ( Thanks Andy) and I just dragged a few bits together and did the maps. We intend to play through the campiagn using Basic Impetus. We will play the first two games this tuesday, I will post a report and update the map accordingly, if Pyrrhus is still in Italy . We will swap sides as we always do, to make sure it is balanced. If the campaign runs well, we may try it again with Hannibal Vs Rome.

Phil




 

 

Pyrrhus In Italy, 280BC

10 turns, attacker must move 6 spaces in 10 games,



Tarentum Metapontum Heraclea Capua Neapolis Fregellae
Praeneste Rome

Pyrrhus begins the campaign in control of Tarentum. His objective is to reach Rome within ten turns at which point the Romans will come to terms and Pyrrhus will have won the campaign.
If Pyrrhus is killed (see below) or fails to reach Rome within ten turns he will have lost the campaign.

Campaign Turns
A campaign turn consists of fighting a battle:
• If Pyrrhus wins a Major Victory he can advance two stages towards Rome.
• If Pyrrhus wins a Minor Victory he advances one stage towards Rome.
• If Rome wins a Minor Victory or if there is a draw there is no change to the map.

• If Rome wins a Major Victory , the attacker retreats 1 stage.


To claim a Major Victory a player must have break the enemy while at half or less ( rounded up) of their army break point at the end of the game.


Death of Pyrrhus
If Pyrrhus is lost in battle roll a d6 at the end of the game:
1: Pyrrhus dies of his wounds and the campaign ends in a victory for Rome.
2-6: Pyrrhus recovers from his wounds and continues his march on Rome.

Army Sizes
Armies are chosen afresh before each battle. The campaign is not concerned with losses and recovery. However, if a player loses all his elite cavalry/elephants etc. in a battle then he should not be able to field these troops in the next 2 games. Likewise if a player loses over half his phalangites/legions these troops should be restricted for the next battle.

Victory
The campaign lasts until any of the following occurs:
• Pyrrhus is killed in battle.
• Pyrrhus successfully enters Rome.
• At the end of ten turns.

 

 

If Pyrrhus is forced back from Tarentum, his is pushed to Epiros. If he is forced back from there, he is defeated.

Metapontum





Heraclea



 
Capua
 




Neapolis



 

Fregellae



 

 

Praeneste


19 comments:

  1. gosh.. this looks good and a load fun, interesting campaign rules with reasonable conditions on Pyrrhos...anyway I will be watching/following you guys for future updates... I wish I was there though to :o) accidentally drop a roof tile on Pyrrhos during his victory parade..

    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil, If this works well, we may us it for other settings. A friend is moving back from the states next month, so we might start a 3 way campaign, maybe Sicily. When we do Hannibal, we might have his first battle against Spanish, second against Gauls and 3+ Vs Romans just to vary it.

      Phil

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  2. Great idea. Sounds like it'll be lots of fun!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Hi Aaron

      It should be fun, a change from our normal pick-up games

      Phil

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  3. Looks nice and interesting!

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  4. Thanks Phil

    The other (other) Phil :)

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  5. This is brilliant: Going to try this with Hannibal. First battle vs Gauls, 2nd Vs Alpine tribes. Others v Romans. With diminishing elephant numbers

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  6. WOW! You've done a great job with this. Hope it goes well. :0)

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  7. Sorry forgot to say...thanks for the name check!!!

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    1. You are welcome, you did all the hard work !

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  8. This looks superb! I'm sharing it with my ancient-centric friends. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

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    1. Thanks Monty, the first game was fun, but we both played more cautiosly than in a regular game !

      Phil

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  9. I also am looking to do this type of campaign with Pyrrhus! This will fill the bill nicely. Well done to both of you, very compact and reasonable.... Perfect for a campaign.
    Respectfully,
    Gunny

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    1. Hi Gunny

      what rules do you plan to use ?

      Phil

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    2. Ager Proelii a ruleset by the ilkley lads

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  10. Great little campaign nicely done.

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  11. This is really a great idea. And the concept fits so well to be modified for really any mini-campaign.

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    1. Thanks Shaun, all the credit should go to Andy, I just threw it at the blog.

      Phil

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