I was recently asked if I had completed any additional lists for Greek City-States or regions for use with Warhammer Ancient Battles as a follow-up to my earlier released campaign lists.  The simple answer is yes, and here are the last 2 lists that I worked on and should conclude our previous campaign notes.  I hope you can get some use out of them.

Kyrenean (Cyrenean) Greece was a cluster of closely associated Greek colonies established during the 6th and 7th Century BCE, along the coast of modern day Eastern Libya.  The most notable of these colonies were Appolonia, Barca, Kyrene and Euesperides.  In 515 BCE, the Persians sent an expedition into the region to put down an uprising which had originated in the city of Barca.  The Greek colonists continually fought against native people(s) and occasionally themselves, while trying to remain autonomous.  In 414 BCE, the city of Euesperides was saved from Libyan conquest by the Spartan General Gylippus.  In 323 BCE, the area became part of the Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great, and later Ptolemaic Egypt.  A unique feature of Kyrenean armies appears to be the continued use of 4-horse chariots throughout the 6th- 4th Century BCE, as a tool of war.

Kyrenean Army– Characters: up to 25%.  Cavalry & Chariots: up to 25%, may 0-1 units of Chariots, but may not take Elite Cavalry.  Hoplite Infantry: at least 33%, 0-1 unit may be upgraded to Elite.  Light Troops: up to 25%.  Allies:  up to 25%, may select from 1 other Greek City-State.  For Chariot stats and points cost, use the Heavy Chariot entry in Early Carthaginian list (page 23 of AoA2).

Magna Graecia was heavily colonized by the Greeks beginning in the 8th Century BCE.  The area, known as Magna Graecia (Latin for Great Greece), included Sicily and those parts of Italian coast which border the Ionian Sea. Many of the new Greek colonies strongly established themselves, such as Tarentum, Rhegium, Cronton, Thurii, and Heraclea and to the north, Neapolis (Naples), Cumae and Elea.  Unlike Sicily (who was at times a chief rival and belligerent), the mainland colonies of Magna Graecia fell under the increasing influence of (and conflicts involving) their Calabrian, Campanian and Latin neighbors during the 6th thru 4th Century BCE.  This list covers the period prior to the arrival of Pyrrhus of Epirus in 280 BCE.

Magna Graecian Army– Characters: up to 25%.  Cavalry: up to 15%, may take 0-1 Elite Cavalry.  Hoplite Infantry: at least 50%, 0-1 unit may be upgraded to Elite.  Light Troops: up to 25%.  Allies:  up to 25%, may select from the Syracusan (only), Italian Hill Tribes or Campanian lists.

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