II / 48 Mithridatic

Later mithridatic army

"During his boyhood his life was attempted by plots on the part of his guardians, who, mounting him on a restive horse, forced him to ride and hurl the javelin; but when these attempts failed, as his management of the horse was superior to his years, they tried to cut him off by poison. He, however, being on his guard against such treachery, frequently took antidotes, and so fortified himself, by exquisite preventives, against their malice, that when he was an old man, and wished to die by poison, he was unable."  Justin, Epitome (XXXVII.2)

"Although I have kept watch and ward against all the poisons that a man takes with his food, I have not provided against that most deadly of all poisons, which is to be found in every king's house, the faithlessness of army, children and friends." (Appian, The Mithridatic Wars, XVI.111)





A) Later army, lead pesonally by Mithridates

C1- CiC IKnI, 5 IKnF, 8 ILhO, 6 IPsS, 6 IPsO - 30ME

C2- SG IKnI, 4 IKnI, 4 ILhF, 12 RAxS - 30ME

C3- SG IKnI, 18 RBdI, 6 IPsO, 6 IWbO - 30ME

C4- 6 IBgI - 6ME

Stratagems: Scouting