Played this versus Todd as the Athenians, and a Order Medium and Mounted Charge card persuaded me to bring the Athenian Hoplites off the hills and take on the Spartan Allies before the Spartans could be brought up. Got horribly munched, somewhat by the dice, but I'm still convinced this was the right move for Athens. Sitting and waiting in the hills seems like a foolish strategy.
"I will either find a way, or make one."
attrib to Hannibal Barca
Played recently with stormwalker as part of Spartan Hegemony campaign (10 scenarios, so far 5 played).
Following exiles example, I charged downhill before Spartans can came with help. It definitely payed off!