Monday, 13 February 2017

Galleys & Galleons for Salamis (306 BC)

Keith Finn (of Orca Finn Basement) has just posted a report of his replay of the Diadochic battle of Salamis (the one off Cyprus in 306 BC, not the Persian Wars one). 

This looks to have been a fairly massive game with three players a side and a total of 25 galleys in play. The fleets were broken down as follows: 

Ships of the attacking Ptolemaic fleet:Left Fleet (Joel) - 1 Septereme (7er) Flagship, 3 Quadriremes
Center Fleet (Mike D) - 1 Decareme (10er) Flagship, 3 Quinqueremes
Right Fleet (Mike S) - 1 Septereme (7er) Flagship, 3 Quadriremes

Ships of the defending Antigonid fleet:Left Fleet (Keith) - 1 Septereme (7er) Flagship, 1 Quinquereme (5er), 2 Triremes (3er)
Center Fleet (Allen) - 1 Decareme (10er) Flagship, 3 Quinqueremes (5er)
Right Fleet (Pthomas) - 1 Quinquereme(5er) Flagship, 4 Triremes (3er) all Q3 with Skilled Oarsmen

The post is well worth reading, so if you haven't already seen it (HERE), do pop over and check it out!

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