Upon hearing a very loud noise the general springs into action position his phalanx type troops two in the front facing forwards two the back facing the opposite direction as the two in front. He positions the other and the Hypaspists as reserves. He then used his javelinmen just behind his defend Phalanx units so they could hurl their javelins at the enemy from the safety from the phalanx. He left his Thessalians in the middle while he took his Companions to investigate. His formation was using the buildings to cover their flanks. He and his companions soon found the fighting but so far was out of sight.