What Tigranes really needed at this point was a card which would facilitate the movement of his heavy cavalry. Like this one:
Before Lucullus knew what day it was a wall of cataphracts piled into some Roman cavalry. It didn't look good.
|Good it wasn't. The Roman cavalry was able to take three hits. And sustained four...|
|An essential accompaniment to a game. Tea and a scone.|
|Time to get the legions moving again.|
|And off they go - pushing back some enemy skirmishers.|
|Tigranes responded with some skirmishing on the flanks.|
At this point there is a gap in my narrative - in all the excitement I forgot to take photos. The legions continued to grind forward while the cataphracts had a breather after dispatching a further Roman cavalry unit. By now the 'victory banners' score was 5-4 to Lucullus
By now the 'victory banners' score was 5-4 to Lucullus. The winning sixth banner was provided by a cataphract unit which attacked some Roman infantry, bounced off and disintegrated. Tigranes was not a happy chap.
|Even Tigranes The Not So Great (as he is now known) came face to face with the enemy.|