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Saturday 3 March 2012

The First Battle of Cimolia 458 BC

I had an hours drive for a game this Friday evening, but it was well worth it.  We were recreating one of the first battles of the Peloponnesian Wars, between Corinth on the one hand and Athens and Megara on the other.  I am putting together an article for Slingshot covering this and the second battle on the same site which followed a few days later, so this is post is a bit of a tease

The armies face off, Richard's Corinthians on the left with my Megarans nearest the camera with the Athenians on their right

The Corinthian Battle Line

The Allies advance

The Corinthians overlap the left flank of the Magarans

The Corinthian left flank skirmishers put up stout resistance

The Athenians push forward

The Corinthians push back

The Megarans look to be in a bit of trouble

The Athenian general attempts to rally one of his units

It is possible that you may be able to deduce the outcome!  Great game, well worth the trip - looking forward to the second round.


  1. Good stuff, it's really nice to see proper hoplite lines clashing.

  2. Excellent Dave, good photo's too. Good to see you remembered.