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Modified 01/20/07

The Army of Antigonos 'One Eyed'
A 1500 point sample army list for Warhammer Ancient Battles

AntigonosDemetrius.jpg (33036 bytes)
Demetrius Poliorcetes (The Besieger) and his father Antigonos I

Antigonos I Monopthalmus ‘One-eyed’ was one of Alexander's grizzled old veterans. He had lost an eye during Philip's siege of Perinthus, hence the nickname. He was left behind as Satrap (governor) of Phyrgia by Alexander when he marched to do battle with Darius at Issus and then besieged Tyre. During this period Antigonos fought no less than three battles against Darius' forces under Nabarzanes, and defeated them with the limited forces at his disposal. When Alexander died in 323 B.C. , Antigonos was nearing sixty years old but this didn't stop him from terrorizing his enemies for twenty more years!
He was a large man with a good sense of humor, his care for his troops made him a popular leader. When the wars of the Diadochi heated up he was able to defeat his arch rival Eumenes after a tumultous series of campaigns, and his central position in Phrygia kept the other factions at bay. With the aid of Demetrius his empire began to slowly recapture the dominions of Alexander, province by province. Eventually a mistake by Demetrius at Gaza led to a defeat that allowed Seleucus to break into the hinterlands where he captured Babylon and established power.
Finally by 301 B.C., Antigonos' enemies, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and Lysimachus were able to join forces and defeated the Antigonid clan at the huge battle of Ipsus. Seleucus had bargained away portions of India for upwards of 500 elephants which were decisive in the battle. Trapped by the elephants, Demetrius was unable to save his father, who died hard at the head of his surrounded phalanx.
The defeat of Antigonos ended the last chance for one clan to reconstitute Alexander's empire, and signaled the beginning of the era of the Successor dynasties.

The following is a 1500 point Warhammer Ancient Battles army list that attempts to capture the flavor of Antigonos' forces. I used this list and had lots of fun at the recent WAB tournament held at ORCCON in Los Angeles in February 2000. The army is restricted to units available from the Alexander and Successors list in AoA and allies from various other Lists.

CHARACTERS Up to 25%
ARMY GENERAL ...... (175) points      Save 4+   180 pts

Antigonos One-eyed

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General

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Equipment: Sword. Light armor at +3 pts, Large Shield +2 pts. Special Rules: Army general.

ARMY STANDARD BEARER ...... 80 points                  Save 4+                                                                           88 pts

Demetrius

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Army Standard

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Warhorse

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Equipment: Sword. May have Heavy armour at +4 pts. Warhorse +4.   Special Rules: Army standard bearer.
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CAVALRY Up to 50%
9x SHOCK CAVALRY.... …28 (25) points per model    +Leader +Standard +Musician +15                               Save 5+    267 pts

Companions

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Shock Cavalry

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Equipment: Armed with sword, Kontos. Light armor at +3 pts. Special Rules: May fight in Wedge formation.

8x  LIGHT CAVALRY ...... 18 (17) points per model     +Leader +Standard +Musician +15                              Save 5+    159 pts

Tarentines

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Lt. Cav.

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Equipment:Armed with hand weapon, javelins, shields. Throwing spears +1. Special Rules: Light Cavalry
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Total   426 pts

PHALANX INFANTRY (INFANTRY Must be 25%)

24x    REGULAR PHALANGITES ...... (10) points per model  +Leader+Musician+Standard +15                        Save 5+      255 pts

White Shields

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Regulars

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Equipment: Armed with sword, pike, light armour and shield. Special Rules: May fight in phalanx formation (see above).

24x    PANTODAPOI (LEVY) PHALANGITES .…. (5) points per model  +Leader+Musician+Standard +15                        Save 5+            135 pts.

Red Shields

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Levies

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Equipment: Armed with sword, pike, light armour and shield. Special Rules: May fight in phalanx formation.

LIGHT INFANTRY

12x PELTASTS ............8 (7) points per model        +Leader+Musician+Standard +15                                                                    Save 6+   111 pts

Illyrians

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Peltasts

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Hand weapon, javelins and shield. Thrusting Spears +1.Special Rules: Light infantry.
-----------------------------Total Infantry     501 pts

SPECIAL TROOPS & ALLIES up to 50%

1x ELEPHANT ...... 161 points per model                                                                      Save 4 frontally                                     161 pts

 

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Elephant

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Mahout

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1x Crew

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Equipment: Elephants have one crew +8, armed with  pike +1, lt. Armor. +2 pts.

Special Rules: Elephant.

12x BARBARIAN SKIMISHERS  (Barbarian List)...... 4 (3)  points per model                                                           Save 6+   48 pts

Thracian/Bithynians

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Skirmishers

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Equipment: Armed with hand weapon, javelins. Buckler at +1. Special Rules: Skirmishers… WARBAND!!

12x CRETAN ARCHERS (Greek List)...... 8(6) points per model                                                                                    Save 6+   96 pts

Cretans

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Skirmishers

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Equipment: Armed with hand weapon Bows+1, shields +1. Special Rules: Skirmishers.

Total Special Troops and Allies 305 pts ----------------------- ArmyTotal 1500 pts.

If you wish to increase this army to 2000 points I suggest:
1x 24 Regular phalanx   255 pts. (as above)
1x Bolt Thrower with Crew    50 pts.
10x Scythian/Dahae Cavalry 195 pts.
(armed with bows, Leader from the Persian Levies list).

I really want to hear your comments and criticisms. If you use this list for a game please give me any details you can!

jjonas@SOE.sony.com or  JJartist@earthlink.net

 

Created by Jeff Jonas 2/2000