The Spartans expansion is the sixth expansion for the Commands and Colors: Ancients game and features 26 scenarios, which focus primarily on the Spartan army during a period of time from 669 BC to 331 BC. In the early battles of Sparta against Argos, we see the development of Hoplite armies. We then move onto the war with the Persian Empire and take a look at two versions of the battle of Thermopylae. During the Peloponnesian Wars, Sparta takes a leadership position among the Peloponnesian states that would last for almost two centuries. Finally, there is a shift in power away from Sparta during the battles of the Theban Era and the rise of Macedon.
The Spartans expansion provides all the blocks and stickers you will need to field a second Greek Army. to oppose the armies from Commands and Colors: Ancients - Expansion #1 - Greek vs Eastern Kingdoms.
Rules-wise, if you are familiar with Commands and Colors: Ancients, you’ll have no trouble at all learning the special rules for Hoplite infantry, for the basic game mechanics remain unchanged. Battle dice still resolve combat quickly and the Command cards provide an element of luck that creates a fog of war and presents players with both challenges and opportunities for victory. And, as with all Commands and Colors: Ancients expansions to date, the tactics you will need to execute with these Hoplite armies will conform remarkably well to the advantages and limitations inherent to these historical units, their weapons, the terrain and history.