This is part of Makedonian/Seleukid wars and the first battle in which i encountered the mighty Cataphracoi!!!
My battle plan is as follows; i have skirmish cavalry on each flank. It's main purpose is to draw their own cavalry from the flanks and lure them to a position where my own cavalry can charge them in the back or side. My Makedonian elites are on the right and my allied/mercenary troops are on the left side of my phalanx line.
Part of my enemy phalanx:
The mighty Cataphractoi!!! If only i could somehow menage to command such a unit! Is it possible to bribe them?
His medium cavalry, they are on my right, while the cataphracts are on my left:
The following is my skirmisher cav trying to lure their kataphractoi where my Thessialians and hoplites can ambush them
Side view of the battlefield, in the distance you can see my skirmisher doing the same to the eastern medium cavalry, as my medium cavalry is about to join them in the fray!
Success! The kataphracts are charged from the greek allies while on the minimap you can see my mediums chasing after his mediums:
On my right/their left, the generals have gone head to head, in an attempt to clear each other's path for a flanking maneuver
View of the battlefield center, my right is overlapping his left and vice versa
Who ever flanks first will win. I would use my Thessalians and hoplites to counter his move, but they have become stuck in place and won't move. I had this happen to me twice so far. Anyone knows what it is? Meanwhile my mediums have finally reached his mediums. As soon as i rout them they will come back to engage the rear of his center (if the battle is still on by then). On the next pic, you can see his general is finally dead after the Hypaspists and Peltasts joined the battle.
This caused his phalanx to start routing as soon as my phalanx began moving on the flanks.
By the time my medium cavalry charges his rear the battle is almost over. Even without the stuck Thessalians and hoplites.