Victory Results:
 42 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  58 %
Total plays 59 - Last reported by SimSportPlyr on 2024-04-27 20:07:32

Historical Background
During the 7th century Pheidon seized the throne from the reigning aristocracy of Argos and gradually reunited the independent cities of the Argive. This energetic leader increased the power of Argos and instituted reforms for the citizens and its military. Seeking to further increase his power, Pheidon removed the Elean superintendents of the Olympian Games and he himself presided. The Eleans looked to Sparta for assistance, but when Sparta marched against Pheidon, the Argive Hoplite Army defeated the Spartans at battle of Hysiae. The Spartans were quick to learn from their defeat and would soon train their own Hoplite Army.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

Light Infantry         Medium Hoplite Infantry             Medium Cavalry           Leader  
3         7             2           3  
Light Infantry       Medium Infantry       Heavy Infantry       Medium Cavalry           Leader  
3       6       1       2           3  

War Council

Argive Army (Use Greek light blue blocks)
• Leader: Pheidon
• 6 Command Cards 

Spartan Army (Use Spartan orange blocks)
• Leader: Unknown
• 5 Command Cards      
• Move First

6 Banners

Special Rules
• The Hoplite Infantry rule is in effect.

• Hysiae is a Fortified Walled City.

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Riclev replied the topic:
11 months 2 weeks ago
Four games played at our group this evening. Two wins for Argos: 6-1 and 6-5, with two for Sparta: 6-2 and 6-4 for a combined score of 18-18. The two armies are virtually identical and the battlefield is to all intents and purposes flat and featureless. Seems balanced and hence it makes for excitement.

Also, it's a completely different feel from the battles of Imperial Rome, so we are looking forward to working our way through the battles in expansion #6.
GF1954 replied the topic:
4 years 8 months ago
2 solitaire games with each side winning once in a very balanced affair.