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Graeco-Bactrian and Graeco-Indian

Historical Overview Section


The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom (or Graeco-Bactrian Kingdom) covered the areas of Bactria and Sogdiana, comprising today's northern Afghanistan and parts of Central Asia, the easternmost area of the Hellenistic world, from 250 to 125 BCE. The expansion of the Greco-Bactrians into northern India from 180 BCE established the Indo-Greek Kingdom, which was to last until around 10 CE.

The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom was founded around 250 BCE when the Seleucid military governor of Bactria, Sogdiana and Margiana, named Diodotus (Theodotos), wrested independence for his territory from the Seleucid ruler Antiochus II, who was embroiled in a war against Ptolemaic Egypt:

Diodotus, the governor of the thousand cities of Bactria (Latin: "Theodotus, mille urbium Bactrianarum praefectus"), defected and proclaimed himself king; all the other people of the Orient followed his example and seceded from the Macedonians. (Justin, XLI,4)

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Army Lists


Sample army lists for this army
200AP army from The Worlds 2017
1 Elephant Elite
1 MCv, Poor
2 Mixed Foot
1 Mediocre Bowman
Competent General
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2 Pike
2 Mixed Foot
2 Elephants
1 LI Bow Elite
Brilliant General
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Indian Ally
2 Elephants (included General?)
2 LF Bow
1 Poor MCv
2 Levy
1 Mixed Foot
1 Medium Spear Poor
A 2-list composition allows you to choose either Bactrians or Indians from this list, which is cute

200 points army
1st Corps: ordinary general +0

  • 3 Pikemen

2nd corps: ordinary general +0

  • 4 ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen
  • 3 Elephant Elite
  • 1 Medium cavalry Mediocre
  • 2 Light infantry javelin

3rd corps: Ordinary allied included general +0

  • 1 War wagon bow Mediocre
  • 1 Medium cavalry Mediocre
  • 2 Elephant Elite
  • 3 ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen
  • 1 Light infantry javelin


Army played at Roll Call

Corps 1 : Competent

  • 2 Eléphants Eléphant Elite
  • 3 Phalangistes Grecs Phalange ------
  • 2 Colons Infanterie légère javelot ------
  • 1 Archers Crétois Infanterie légère arc Elite


Corps 2: Brilliant

  • 3 Lanciers Iraniens Cataphracte Elite
  • 2 Cavalerie Grecque Cavalerie lourde impact ------
  • 5 Bactriens Cavalerie légère arc ------


Corps 3: Competent

  • 2 Arachosiens & Paropamisades Cavalerie légère javelot
  • 2 Scythes Cavalerie légère arc


400AP Graeco-Indian and Kushan combined list

  • 10 LH Bow

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  • 3 Bw
  • 2 LH Bw
  • 1 Med Cav Inferior
  • 1 Mixed Bw//Sw foot

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  • 2 Pike
  • 2 Elephants
  • 4 LH Bw

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  • 3 Pike
  • 3 Bw

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  • 3 Elephants Elite
  • 3 Medium Swordsmen
  • 2 Elite Bw Psiloi
  • 2 Javelin LF

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  • 6 Cataphracts (3 elite)


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