Above is the right wing of the Persian army - possibly wishing their shields were made from something more substantial than wicker!
|The initial setup - Persians at the top.|
|The Persian left - complete with my two units of recently painted Garrison Immortals.|
|The Greek left.|
|The Immortals swap dirty looks with the Greek right. All three units of hoplites are Spartans, including my 1970s veterans in the centre|
|The whole sorry mess seen from behind the Persians|
|An early move - the Greek left advances to bow twanging and pointy stick hurling range.|
|The Greek right grinds forward. One unit of Immortals has already been seen off. The other (top of frame) have retired to a safer distance,|
|Mardonius and his cavalry face the Spartans alone! Brave lads.|
|The Persian cavalry charge took down a few of the lighter Greek troops.|
|Meanwhile on the (Persian) right even the lighter cavalry were having a go!|
Sadly for the King of Kings' dreams of conquest, Maridonius's chaps met their ends on the elderly but evidently still rather sharp spears of some Hinchliffe hoplites. This clinched a victory for the Greeks - with 6 banners to the Persian's two.