Good news. Not only does Calis destroy the remainder of Kevina's men, but I and my bodyguards exterminated Abadon and his men. To end this skirmish quicker, I play Poison cards on Calis and Arrabaeus who are position to use their positive momentum on more Persians soldiers. It seems the Philotas is under a sever amount of pressure and I need to free some troops to go to his aid. Arrabaeus lancers slice through Iraj's men, killing them all (700 men) including Iraj himself. Calis kills 800 of Myrander's infantry and they rout. Antiochus' archers eliminated the rest of Fariboz's chariots. The Persian left is collapsing so I send word to Amyntas that he has the authority to use some of troops if he needs them.
Philotas: Sitalies retreats instead of being charged by Sanul's elephants. Also, I play Shield Wall on Asclepiades and Rally on Agathon in anticipation of the Persian attacks. Utana dares to charge my unit and gets pushed back with a good number of dead at my feet. Erdog then tries his luck but my men hold off his attack, as well. As expected, Shecanth charges Asclepiades and 400 Persian dead are added to the pile in front of the baggage. Agathon's new found courage pays off as Hitan's Indian cavalry is eliminated in another attack. The last gasp of Vindafarnah is heard as his command is eliminated again (Does that make it three battles now?).
In the confusion of battle, Kallias' archers are exposed to Purgav's regular infantry. Instead of moving him, I play Fire Arrow on him again and order him to target Sanul. Kallias does kill some of Sanul's war elephants before Purgav charges him. In a shocker, Purgav is routed by the ferocity of Kallias' defense (I did not know Fire Arrow also helps in melee).
Amyntas: I call upon some of Alexander's right wing infantry to support me and advance towards the rear of Persians.
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