John, Jerry and Robert led the Athenians with Martin, Alan and Tim as the Spartans.
Athenian hoplites and skirmishers on their right wing
The sides looked superficially identical...
Nicodemes and the three units of Spartans. The chaps in the middle with the bronze spears are ancient in every sense of the word. Garrison castings, they'd already passed through several owners when I acquired them in the late 1970s. They are the metal figures I have owned longest. And they were only £1.00 for the ten of them... The other Spartans are ex-JR and probably at least as old.
Athenian general Myronides and friends.
A clash in the centre looked set
Soon a confused melee was under way with casualties on both sides
The Spartan right looked to be under threat...
...but soon recovered.
More close combat followed
Despite many casualties the Spartan centre grimly hung on...
...and saw off the opposition
Even the rather flaky Thessalian cavalry had seen action
By now casualties were mounting on both sides...