As a Byzantophile and uninformed armchair strategist I'm thinking that Iskander will find success with the portion of the army he's commanding but his lieutenants will be overcome by the combined quality of the Roman commanders (doesn't hurt that more narratively important people are on that side). Won't really detract from Iskander since he's facing a seemingly overwhelming superior enemy this time with no (?) surprise reinforcements flanking the Romans this time.seem a little too auspicious for the Romans. But for all Iskander's martial ability there looks to be a sizable quality disparity (if Guard Tagma>regular Tagma=Persian regulars>Persian auxiliaries is correct, and the Romans have a massive concentration of arguably the best troops in the world).
How are Iskander's subordinate commanders? For a massive battle of this scope they should be a lot more important and all the Romans seem to be top notch. Eagerly anticipating the next update
I wouldn't be so sure about that. For the most part Darius' troops were either suspect mercenaries or untrained fodder (aside from the immortals), pound for pound they were no match for Alexander's companions (both foot and cavalry). For Andreas Niketas for almost all his battles his soldiers were of substantial higher quality (in arms and discipline) than his foes, his toughest battle (Cannae) he only won because he sneaked a 2nd force that hit the Crusaders from behind. AFAIK Iskander has no hidden tricks up his sleeve so this battle will be a head on grind fest. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.On the otherhand iskander is named after the king who won this battle. Maybe this time a persian alexander will march west. After all he is the Persian Andreas Nikitas and both Alexander and Andreas has both face worse odd than this.
To which region are you referring to? In 1612 they were both sitting on opposite side of the Rhine. The Triunes overrun the French part of Lotharingia some years before so they got Lorraine and Alsace. I got some doubts if Germans got the Ruhr, but I think Lotharingians are reduced to BENELUX plus Calais.Seems like the centralising trends of AoM are continuing in Western Europe, with some potentially very interesting geopolitical outcomes. While making predictions over the course of centuries is shoddy in any TL it does seem like both Germany and the Triunes are on the way to coalescing into fairly centralised nation states at least a century earlier than OTL. The specific borders however have some interesting implications. First of all, looking at the last map I can find from 1600 it appears like both the Triunes and Germans are lacking some of the key industrial territories in Lotharingia. Obviously these won't come into play for some time, but short of some major border shifts in Western Europe it looks like both the major players will be lacking that key territory. Nevertheless, if one could gain control over it it would become the undisputed hegemon of Western Europe.
Ah is that right? I looked at the 1600 map as a reference, but it's easy to fall out of date!To which region are you referring to? In 1612 they were both sitting on opposite side of the Rhine. The Triunes overrun the French part of Lotharingia some years before so they got Lorraine and Alsace. I got some doubts if Germans got the Ruhr, but I think Lotharingians are reduced to BENELUX plus Calais.