This is the army of Antiochus the Great, whose career we know mostly from accounts of his defeats at Raphia and Magnesia. However, between the two defeats, he conducted a campaign against the Parthians which was successful enough to earn him that “Great” tag, and inspired him to up-armour his heavy cavalry to cataphract standards (the Companions being left slightly lighter than this). These proved quite capable of riding a Roman legion down in at Magnesia.
List primarily based on Bar-Kochva’s “The Seleucid Army”
|Era: Age of Empires|| ||Antiochid Seleucid||CR: H: 4 L: 3|| ||BP: 2||Init: 4|
|3||SI|| || ||21||2||Bows||2|
|2||SI|| || ||21||2||Bows||2|
|1||LC|| || ||20||1||Javelins||7|
|1||Scythed Chariot||Scythed Chariot|| ||50||1||Sharp Blades||6|
Bonus: (Max: 3 ) 2GR; 2SH; 1RG
Core: 95 Bonus: 199
In later period armies, Xystophoroi are CAT 6(2)0 PROT +3 lance @ 15 points, and Companions are HC 5(1)0, PROT +2 Lance @ 12 points.
WB are BP 4 , move 6 inches
The total number of HC / CAT units may not exceed the total number of PH, FT and WB units in the army.
**Asiatics/Arabs and Galatians cannot be used in the same army.
**The number of Galatian cavary units may not exceed either the number of Galatian warbands or the number of Xystophoroi units.
Ordo Link: Antiochid/Late Selucid
Last Edited: 28 November 2006
List Author: Mithradates