Seleucid

The Seleucids are one of the most varied armies in DBA. As effective inheritors of Persian and Alexandrian (or Successor) traditions they cover everything from solid infantry formations to varied cavalry and even esoteric units such as Elephants.

The army is designed to cover all four Seleucid lists from II/19a to II/19d. The respective time periods of 320-280BC, 279-205BC, 204-167BC and 166-83BC puts them in a position to fight several of the armies from my Greek City States collection, the Romans and even the Spartans or Thracians.

Cavalry: Companion Cavalry are a clear tied between the Seleucids and their Alexandrian ancestors. The four Seleucid lists make a transition between 3-model to 4-model Knights over time and also introduce a 3-model Cavalry element in the later half. I am generally classifying the 3-model base as Cavalry while the Companion Cavalry with the General and the heavily armoured Cataphract elements are both classed as Knights. The Light Horse base is much more Persian in nature with the typical helmets of the period.
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
Elephants: Elephants are one of the fun units introduced by the Seleucids. Two Elephants working in concert can ruin the day for most conventional armies.
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
Chariot: The earlier Seleucid lists have an option for a Scythed Chariot. The model is a conversion of a left-over Gallic chariot with additional horses and a Seleucid archer.
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
Pikes: Both regular Pikes and the famous “Silver Shields” elite unit provide a solid centre for the otherwise very mixed Seleucid army.
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
Heavy Auxilia: Supporting the Pikes are up to two elements of Heavy Auxilia using a fighting style borrowed from the Romans.
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
Blades & Warband: The Seleucid had access to some more esoteric units including mercenaries from Cappadocia (classed as Warband) and imitation Legionnaires (classed as Blades).
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
Psiloi: Light skirmishers in the form of slingers or bowmen around out the army.
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
Camp: The Seleucid camp can be upgraded to a Built-Up Area (BUA) with the addition of a second 80mm by 40mm base which extends the size and narrative of the diorama. . The camp base has a removable Camp Follower element.
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis
DBA De Bellis Antiquitatis

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