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Rurik II
Ashigaru
posted 02-22-13 05:49 PM EDT (US)         
The Skyff were nomadic horse-riders who first came into contact with the Greek world in around 500 BC. Some historians report their range as being between the west coast of the Black Sea and the east coast of the Caspian Sea, while others estimate it reached from Central Europe all the way to the western hinterlands of China. Regardless, around the 3rd century BC, the Skyff began farming and building permanent settlements – the most important of which being Skyffa, in the area of modern-day Moldova.

Previously it was thought that the Skyff left no written record. However, a set of parchments has recently been discovered that blows away any former theories. Apparently, a bronze stylus was used to make markings on wet pieces of leather. Then the leather was dried to preserve the text. The characters are obviously borrowed from Greek, but they are used to represent sounds in the Skyff language.

The written history of the Skyff begins with a victory over the Thracians at Getae.



Chapter One – The Thracian War

270 BC: The fearless King Zapo has lead us to victory again! After which, the wise and strong Zapo decides not to put the Thracian villagers to the sword, but civilize them to the Skyff ways. We add Getae to our townships of Skyffa, Samartae, and Tanais. The fortuitous and farseeing Zapo also decrees that we should expand to the southwest because, “they take their naps on heaps of denarii.”

To that end, Warlord Partatua (Zapo's eldest son) is ordered to build a look-out tower on the river Don, leaving just one group of trusted horsemen to guard our 'backdoor', and sends the rest of his men westward. Meanwhile, Warlord Belni (Zapo's second) takes 3 horse and 1 group of foot-archers to explore the Krim Peninsula.

Roads are built around every Skyff town to facilitate trade. Unfortunately, the territory is so vast that the roads do not reach from town to town. East-West travel remains an arduous undertaking.

269 BC: King Zapo's youngest, Palo, comes of age in Getae. His tutors say he shows a knack for diplomacy. Warlord Belni discovers the city-state Chersonesos and lays siege.

268 BC: After a long siege, Chersonesos surrenders without a fight. Belni spares everyone and promises to rule them as his own. He changes the town's name to Herson because he can't pronounce “Hersonososo...”

267 BC: King Zapo marches south with his son-in-law Affeus, son Palo, and the full force gathered in Getae.

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266 BC: Skyffs cross to the south of the Danube River for the first time. Lead by fearless King Zapo, we capture a Thracian watch-tower which was to warn of our advance. The wise Zapo orders us to make camp. He wants to draw the Thracians out into the open.

The Thracians take the bait; an army of 232, lead by Byzas (heir to the throne), comes to meet us on the field of battle. That includes 3 warlord cavalry units, 7 peltast units, 1 phalanx of hoplites, 1 falxmen, and 3 javelin cavalries. With the intrepid King Zapo are 3 warlord cavalry, 5 horse-archer, and 2 foot-archer units, numbering 125 souls.

We have the high-ground, because we were waiting for them – but it is only a bump in the rolling landscape. The archers are aligned in the middle, the horse-archers on each flank, and the warlord cavalries randomly in the rear (this is to confuse enemies about where the main charge would be).

As is our way, the battle begins with a hail of arrows. Before enemy peltasts can close range, they are already dying by the dozens. Their general Byzas can't stand it any longer and charges our foot-archers... only to be charged from every side by our warlords and 2 horse-archers. Byzas is killed almost immediately and 2 units of peltasts are trampled on the way. The heaviest casualty units start to rout. Meanwhile their vaunted falxmen charge the center hoping to save their chieftains from certain death, and come into direct fire from our archers. The falxmen are riddled with arrows before their come into contact with any of our units. Now the most dangerous enemy on the field is the hoplites, but they are too slow to give chase. So the wise King Zapo orders all units to pull back to new firing positions. The archer cavalry are able to form a half-circle around the foe... and the decimation begins. The hoplites are routed without a fight and the rest of the peltasts are trampled under hoof as all our glorious cavalry ride down any remaining enemies. A clear victory with 206 Thracians dead, and only 26 of our brave warriors.

Without waiting for the corpses to cool, Zapo orders a march on Tylis, certain that they now have less troops guarding the city. We arrive to find that our spy has unlocked the side gates. We storm the city immediately. The Thracian King and 2 warlords fight bravely with their 99 men, and they fight to the death... their king the last to fall.

The wise King Zapo, acknowledging that the Thracians in Getae are not assimilating fast enough, orders over 4000 in Tylis to be put to the sword. The Thracian culture is finished.

Our spy finds a city-state called Byzantium, which in their language means 'gold coins'. King Zapo replies, “It sounds like an invitation!”

[This message has been edited by Rurik II (edited 02-25-2013 @ 03:39 PM).]

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posted 02-23-13 10:16 AM EDT (US)     1 / 14       
This could be interesting! I don't recognize the mod- did you make it yourself, or is it found online?

Fresh!

Been a while since someone finished an AAR. Have you set goals for your campaign?

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Rurik II
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posted 02-24-13 04:34 AM EDT (US)     2 / 14       
Thanx Terikel. I tried to follow the modding instructions on this site. Basically, I just changed the spelling and colors of the Scythians. I did not change any rules or unit values.

Goal? I'm going to see if I can beat the game using a barbarian faction... on hard/hard.
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HG Alumnus
posted 02-26-13 12:25 PM EDT (US)     3 / 14       
Interesting, haven't seen an AAR like this before. Keep it up!

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Ashigaru
posted 02-27-13 03:26 PM EDT (US)     4 / 14       
Chapter Two - Empire

265 BC: Warlord Partatua sends his son-in-law, Anar, to build a watch-tower at the Dnipro River ford. Along his journey, the locals inform Anar that an unruly tribe, lead by Warlord Kurumbug, has been harrying the road between Tanais and Skyffa. Warlord Anar bypasses the savages to the west and waits for reinforcements from Herson. Meanwhile, Partatua rides out of Tanais with just his chosen guard to cut off Kurumbug's retreat to the east. Partatua allows Anar to command the attack. Which he does so thoroughly that Kurumbug's tribe is never heard from again. Warlord Anar, now blooded, continues west to the expansion of our kingdom.

264 BC: Zilas, Partatua's oldest son, comes of age in Tanais. He is also sent westward.

Affeus and his very lean force of 2 horse-archer, 1 foot-archer units break into Byzantium which is defended by 2 hoplites and 1 peltasts. The result being 13 of ours dead versus 61 of theirs. Unfortunately, over 2500 civilians are killed in the ensuing chaos. Byzantium is ours!

263 BC: The siege of Porrolisum begins. It is the main city of the Dacians; the only other known is a provincial mud-hole called Yazyges, to the west.

262 BC: All the Skyff warlords on the western frontier gather to watch the destruction of Porrolisum's gates. The city is defended by two Dacian warlords named Duras and Skylurus, with 1 unit of archers, 1 falxmen, and 1 warband. Apparently, their king has already fled the city. This is the first battle where we have had a significant numbers advantage, and the result is predictable: 77 Dacian warriors dead versus just 6 of ours. Porrolisum is taken without much harm to the civilians – some of whom look quite relieved to be included into the Skyff sphere, rather than be conquered by some western force whose gods are unknown to them.

Elsewhere, Warlord Belni spots a Dacian horde just north of the river Dnistr as he and Zilas ride to the western frontier. Seven units are counted, but they are too far to make out their type. So the Dacian strategy is laid bare: they march on our capital to make our armies turn back. Belni and Zilas leave behind everything but the fastest horses and gallop to Skyffa with godspeed, taking a southerly route.

Not knowing this, operations around Porrolisum continue as planned. At the northwest corner of the province is a gap between two impassable mountain ranges, which is the most direct route to Yazyges. Anar, Palo and 4 groups of horse-archers (61 men) are sent to clear the way. Sure enough, they are met at exactly that spot by a Dacian force lead by Warlord Kotiso: 2 warbands and 1 group of barbarian mercenaries (99 men). Anar's leadership results in a clear victory with the loss of 23 on our side and 95 on theirs.

261 BC: Diplomats report we are the largest kingdom in the known world. We are an empire!
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posted 02-28-13 06:46 AM EDT (US)     5 / 14       
Nice write-up. Love that bit about the mudhole to the west. Nice touch!

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posted 02-28-13 12:09 PM EDT (US)     6 / 14       
Perhaps a few more pictures as you progress? Of the campaign map and such

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Ashigaru
posted 03-06-13 02:31 PM EDT (US)     7 / 14       
Chapter Three – 3 Wars at Once

261 BC: A Dacian warlord named Roles lays siege to Skyffa with 5 warbands, 1 archer, and 1 cavalry unit. Unfortunately for him, Belni and Zilas have already reached our most sacred capitol and are ready to defend it with just 4 horse-archer groups. Our legendary cavalry storm out of the gates and score a heroic victory: 194 dead enemies versus just 8 of ours!

Spies report Dacia is all but emptied out. Yazyges is practically abandoned: only the king and his closest supporters live there now. The intriguing King Zapo orders his warlords to stop their attacks on Dacia! He confides in me, his chronicler, “Let the cowardly king rot in his wooden palisade. I want the Dacians weak but live. They make a good buffer zone between us and the multitude of Germanic tribes to the west.”

As if by the Gods' providence, a surprisingly large group of mountain-men settle into the pass between Porrolisum and Yazyges. Some may say they prevent us from striking a quick blow at Yazyges; but a wiser man will know that they inadvertently protect us from any attacks from the north and west.

Palo marries. Affeus marches west from Byzantium. Armenians spotted on the north Don.

260 BC: Madyo, Belni's oldest son, passes his coming-of-age trials in Tylis. Two armies simultaneously cross the border into Makedonia.

Zapo, Zilas, Madyo attack Bylazora with 7 horse-archers and 1 foot-archers, a total of 137. The defender, Euenus (pronounced You-anus?), has 2 hoplites and 3 lancers for only 86 men. It seems the Makedonians were caught completely off guard by our expansion. It's an easy victory, unfortunately, over 3000 people are killed during the sack.

Meanwhile, Affeus is blocked on the road to Thessaloniki by 118 soldiers lead by a lowly captain. Affeus and his 79 hardened warriors route them, killing 68 and masterfully losing none of their own!

Our eastern frontier is attacked by Hazars disguised as Armenians, but the rugged steppe men stationed there drive off the would-be invaders. Warlord Partatua decides this was only a probing attack and gallops as fast as his steads can carry him to Sarmatae because it's closer to the river fords.

259 BC: Sarmatae besieged by 91 Hazars disguised as Armenian spear-men. Partatua sallies with just 2 local archer units (50 men) and scores a brilliant victory, killing 87 and losing only 5. He immediately pushes to the Don, expecting further incursions by the greedy Hazars.

Back on the western front, Affeus is proclaimed 'Lord of the Balkans' and goes to govern Bylazora.

Simultaneously, Zapo, Zilas, and Madyo attack Thessaloniki with 10 units of horse-archers, and 2 foot-archers: 183 men. Again(!) our spy has come thru for us; the gates fling open as our vaunted cavalry gallops near. Inside is King Antigonos with 3 falanx of pike-men, 2 hoplites, and 2 lancers, being 157 men. The fighting in the cramped, confusing streets is bloody, many of our brave men are shot in the back from positions unseen. In the end we have victory, but at a great cost. We lose 100 dear brothers-in-arms while the enemy are crushed to the last. The wise and fearless King Zapo orders many civilian-combatants put to death for the cowardly way they shot at us from walls and windows. Thessaloniki is ours!

Palo and 1 wing of horse-archers defeats a band of 51 rebels on the bridge to Skyffa.

Don watch-tower attacked by Hazar Amanu with the help of Sarmatian and steppe horse-archer mercenaries, 37 in all. Our 14 border guards are defeated. We are now facing full scale war on two fronts.

Madyo marries. A spy discovers the Makedonian city of Larissa with a garrison of 3 units. Madyo and Zilas swiftly ride to their port to cut off supplies.

Diplomats report we are the most advanced faction.

258 BC: King Zapo's eldest wife, Serepia, dies. Palo sent east to aid his oldest brother. Partatua is attacked by Hazar Aramu, who is killed along with all but one of his mercenaries.

Thessaloniki is besieged by the untrustworthy Brutii. Nineteen units of unknown flavors are counted. Our scouts had seen parts of this force 'guarding' their own borders. The Bruts are already at war with the Greeks, but they had no contentions with us. This is purely an attack of opportunity.

Madyo's army begins its march on Larissa, but is driven out by General Ptolemeos with 12 units of Makedonians and Illirian mercenaries. This has been a black year for our fledgeling empire. We are now at war 3 sizable enemies. King Zapo is surrounded by the most massive army we have ever seen, with only a skeleton garrison to defend himself. If we do not relieve Thessaloniki soon, he will surely perish there. And now, worst of all, Madyo's army is forced to retreat west of Mount Olympus, and out of range for a forced march back to Thessaloniki. Our King, our campaign, and our future hangs in the balance due to these opportunistic Bruts.
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posted 03-07-13 05:54 AM EDT (US)     8 / 14       
Ouch! It looks like Brutus saw an opportunity and took it- and it was a painful opportunity for you. Good luck in getting help to rescue him soon.

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posted 03-13-13 05:27 PM EDT (US)     9 / 14       
Chapter Four – The Battle for Thessaloniki

258 BC: After failing to take Larissa, Madyo relentlessly marches his army north to Thessaloniki. They make it all the way back to the main east-west road before they are forced to camp and re-provision. There Madyo and his 101 Skyffs are attacked by Titus Brutus at the head of 79 Roman regulars. The result? 25 dead Skyffs and all 79 Romans wiped off the face of the earth. This was surely a rearguard action. But if it was meant to wear us down and keep us from relieving King Zapo in Thessaloniki, it has surely failed. Regardless of the odds, we will fight!

257 BC: The Romans have shown the weakness of their warm-weather culture. They dug in for a comfortable winter and let victory slip thru their fingers. Affeus, Lord of the Balkans, has linked up with Madyo and Zilas just north of Thessaloniki; the Romans surrounding the city are now themselves surrounded. Anar moves past Bylazora; he could join the fight with one more march.

A spy infiltrates Aulus Brutus' siege camp so we may better understand our new enemy. It turns out Aulus is their faction heir, with many titles to his name. To his people he is a great general. He has with him 2 subordinate generals, 2 hastati, 5 velites, 5 equites, and 2 war-hound groups. This must be one of the Romans' primary expeditionary armies and defeating it will be the greatest challenge we've been up against thus far. We are also able to get some messages thru to the besieged King Zapo. Learning of the disposition of troops on both sides, the bewildering King Zapo orders Affeus to be patient and not strike at the enthusiastic Romans just yet: “Make them wait! Every day they spend in their siege camp, sucks the fight out of them.” Now Affues positions his army in such a way that the Bruts cannot attack it or the city without being attacked by the other.

After 6 months of stand-off, Aulus Brutus (with 189 men total) attacks the walls of Thessaloniki and Zapo's garrison of 2 archer and 1 horse-archer units (just 62 men). Affeus and his 108 reinforcements race to flank the assault... but the ground is against them. It slopes considerably, a short distance from the walls, making any flanking maneuver an uphill battle. Affeus orders the fastest cavalry to make safe the city by charging the siege engines. The men at the ram are killed, but those on the ladders and towers climb up and out of danger. The Romans counter with their cavalry. Affeus orders all units into the fray. The fearless King Zapo storms out of the gates with his cavalry. The battlefield is chaos. No tactics can help a man now, only the strength of his sword arm. When the melee finally subsides, all the enemy are either dead or routed. We have lost 112 brave warriors; Affeus is found dead not more than a stone's throw from the walls. Witnesses say he charged in to an outnumbered situation to prevent a large Roman cavalry formation from flanking his salient. Affeus and his guards fought to the last; not a single one of them turned to run.

In the debriefing, our generals and advisers are perplexed by the effectiveness and size of the Roman cavalry units. Nowhere in the annals of history, or reports gathered from experts, have the Romans been said to have a good cavalry. Yet here they were defeating or routing several of the best cavalry units in the known world. Something does not add up. Perhaps they've enlisted Cimmerians into their regular army.

The generous King Zapo declares that Affeus' burial mound must be the biggest of this Balkan campaign. The ceremony lasts all day and well into the night. Skyff ride in from every distance that a horse can reach, carrying with them some earth from their hometown, in a small satchel or even a hat. They take their turns spilling that earth onto the hero's body. The possession stretches beyond the horizon. At sunset it is a truly touching sight. Hardened warriors are seen crying for their fallen warlord. Some even say a tear appeared on King Zapo's stone-like face... but I surely did not see it.

When the procession is over, there is a perfectly round hill rising out of the natural landscape. There lies Affeus, Lord of the Balkans.
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posted 03-14-13 03:49 AM EDT (US)     10 / 14       
The Valkyries have surely taken such a brave man to the halls of Valhalla, or wherever it is you Skyffs go.

Nice battle! Chaotic as a true melee should bne, with the proper result at the end.

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posted 03-20-13 05:12 PM EDT (US)     11 / 14       
Sorry guys, taking a break this week. My wife and I are buying furniture. Next Wednesday I should have a huge chapter.
Rurik II
Ashigaru
posted 04-03-13 03:22 PM EDT (US)     12 / 14       
Chapter Five – Results of the Makedonian War

257 BC: As is our tradition, the heads of the Romans are put on pikes all around Thessaloniki, and the head of Aulus Brutus will be the new battle 'banner' for the company that slayed him.

The Greeks and Makedonians call a ceasefire. This is bad for the Skyff because now the Makedonians can point all their spears in our direction. Zilas governs Thessaloniki, following his father, Belni, who governs Porrolisum. King Zapo, Anar, and Madyo ride south.

Makedonians attack Zapo's army as they march. They field 268, mostly hoplites, against our 123, mostly cavalry. The result: 239 dead adversaries versus 10 of ours. A unit of 20 footmen is not equal to a unit of 13 Skyff riders; never has been, never will be.

The Sarduri tribe are nomadic plainsmen much like we were two generations ago. They have been harrying the road north of Skyffa with 5 units of warriors. This is disrupting trade a travel in the area.

On the eastern frontier, the underhanded Hazars seem to have backed off. We have no way of training spies out on the steppes, so Partatua sends a diplomat to keep an eye on them. He will appear to offer feeble treaties, but his true mission is to corrupt as many greedy Hazars as possible.

256 BC: King Zapo the Builder dies peacefully in his sleep, while camped in the western foothills of Mount Olympus. His legacy is remarkable – he took 3 far-flung settlements and a band of horsemen and turned that into an empire including nearly a dozen booming cities. His men, of course, break his decree that Affeus should have the largest burial mound in the Balkans. King Zapo's mound is so large some fear the locals may mistake it for a natural hill in this mountainous Greek landscape. The stoic Partatua becomes king without incident (no unrest reported in our empire). His brother, Belni, declared the heir. However, King Partatua and his family live in Tanais, at the far eastern end of our empire.

Meanwhile in the west, Anar and Madyo, with 98 men, attack and destroy Makedonian generals Ptolemeos and Deukulos (134 men). Then march within sight of Athens.

Germans ally with Dacia. Now we know why they had turned down two treaties from us: they wish to make us their enemies. On the other hand, this makes Dacia useless as a buffer zone. Little do they know, they have just signed their own death warrant.

Plague in Thessaloniki, Zilas effected. 9 Brutii units spotted on our western border, without a general however. Anar, Madyo besiege Larissa.

255 BC: The Greek offer an alliance; it seems we have the same enemies. We accept for 100 denarii in each of 3 years (a token sum, just to make it clear what our roles are). The Germans ally with the Julii. Gaul at war with Julii. Ara, Belni's second son, passes his coming-of-age rites in Porrolisum.

A spy opens gates to Larissa. Anar, Madyo, 6 horse-archers, and 1 archer unit (91 men) assail the 103 garrisoned there. We lose 22, but the Makedonian army is obliterated to the last, including King Gyras. 9400 put to the sword.

Our spies report that Dacia has fielded an army. Belni takes a lean force of 89 riders into Dacian territory. The Dacian warlord Scyles attacks Belni with 177 men. The veteran Belni wipes out 174 enemies, losing only 12 of his own.

Palo's 33 riders disperse 81 bandits on the Tanais-Sarmatae road. Hazars spotted on north road to Sarmatae, the fearless King Partatua follows. They double-back and attack Partatua's 121 horsemen with their 5 horse-archers, 2 Eastern Infantry, 1 Sarmatian mercenary cavalry, 1 peltast unit (165 total). After a long day of fighting we count 63 dead versus 133 of theirs.

Thessaloniki besieged by Oppius Brutus with 18 units.

254 BC: Zilas, still unsure what effect the plague will have on himself and his men, bravely sallies out of Thessaloniki with 2 archer, 3 horse-archer units. Of course, 131 horse-archer reinforcements come to his aid from the surrounding countryside. Oppius Brutus and his army of 303 (5 principes, 2 equites, 2 dog packs, 4 hastati, 1 auxiliary cavalry, 3 velites) find that the hunter has become the hunted. This is more of the type of army we were told to expect from the Romans: mostly footmen with large shields, and cavalry used only for officers and messengers. Although this is a fairly easy battle for us, trampling bastards with puny short swords, the bards sing of it as a heroic victory. We lost only 21 men. 291 Romans are dead, but Oppius escapes and retreats almost to Apollonia.

At this point the late King Zapo's strategy of economically concentrating our forces and driving the enemy in one direction, must be abandoned. After much deliberation, the prudent King Partatua decides our boarders are now too long for just one army group in the west. He orders we split forces, with a large portion going south, and a new army being built around the veterans in Thessaloniki.



The Greeks, though they have a much superior force, are not attacking the Bruts. The Dacians ally with Makedonia. Idan, a veteran captain in the Balkan campaign, is raised to warlord (2 stars) by the generous King Partatua. Madyo marches on Athens.

In the north, the Sarduri tribe take the watch-tower north of Skyffa: Warlord Belni and 5 horse-archer wings head out of Porrolisum.

253 BC: Our border guard on the North Don are bribed by an unknown agent.

A spy manages to open a gate in Athens. Madyo, 1 wing of Skyff Nobles, 9 horse-archer, 1 foot-archer, 1 hoplite mercenary, and 1 peltast mercenary unit (184 total) try to exploit the breach. King Aristoxenus, 2 generals, 2 phalanx pike, 2 militia pike, 3 levy pike, and 1 lance cavalry unit (240) are waiting for them. A cautious, piecemeal battle ensues. Madyo gets the victory but loses 128 men, while killing 114 of the enemy soldiers. 8700 civilians are killed in the process. Back at the king's palace there are rumors that Madyo is not cut out to be a general... and that King Partatua will soon assign him to a more suitable role. However messy, with this victory, Makedonia is finished.
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posted 04-05-13 02:48 AM EDT (US)     13 / 14       
Well done.

I see you use spies often and well- the Skyff will definitely flourish under a wise ruler who avoids uselessly throwing men at walls when a single slovenly spy can do the same for little loss of life.

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posted 04-15-13 12:29 PM EDT (US)     14 / 14       
That picture was like a breath of fresh air. Definitely having at least one in your post will help me see your conquest better. Nice how you trounced the Macedonians; soon all the balkans will belong to the Skyff.
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