Both armies fit into a small photo storage container
So a change to an 8" X 8" playing board looking at Alexander's Macedonians.
Darius has red chip behind chariot, Alexander blue chip behind cavalry
Order of battle from Developing the Portable Wargame- Ancients by Bob Cordery.
I adapted them to 12 stands each, 1 less light infantry for Macedonians.
Macedonians will activate first.
First arrows fired by the Macedonian lights... a miss
The Persians engage with their heavy cavalry focused on those light bowmen.
The blue and red die are the "to hit" die (need 5+), yellow & green die indicate take damage or retreat per the rules for the Portable Wargame. Red pipe cleaners indicate loss of Strength Points (each stand has 2 strength points per optional rules)
Macedonians issue orders first.
Macedonian light infantry that began the battle are destroyed by the Persian cavalry. Losses on both sides as the Persian lose a heavy infantry unit.
Darius III is killed as his chariots are destroyed by the Macedonian Phalangites and both sides lose units of light cavalry on the Macedonian left flank.
The Persians fight back inflicting casualties on Alexander's Companions, but Alexander lives
The Persians lose additional heavy infantry as Alexander leads a furious assault on their right flank.
With Darius III dead and most of their heavy infantry destroyed...
Another victory for Alexander the Great
I apologize for the quality of the photos, but that is still a work in progress for me. Nevertheless, it was a fun and very portable miniatures game.