In the year 431BC, Persia had been driven from European Greece. The Greek world was dominated by the Athenian Empire, due to their naval supremacy of the Aegean. Only the Spartans dared to challenge their might through the strength of their unsurpassed hoplite troops. The result was a 30-year conflict that ended in the destruction of Greek dominance in the ancient world.
In this game from Clash of Arms, two to four players use military force and political influence in their struggle to control the city-states of ancient Greece. Playing time ranges from 4-10 hours for short scenarios, to 20+ hours for the full campaign game, as players mobilize forces four times a year, and deploy them three times each season. Player positions include Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Corinth.
Players have a full range of strategic options, including sieges, constructing and destroying fortifications, razing enemy cities, foraging and raiding. Event Cards provide both random events (such as storms at sea, bad omens, the crippling plague at Athens, etc.) and strategic targets (city betrayals, rebellion of Athenian regions, Persian support, the Sicilian Expedition, among others).
The primary game rules are only 16 pages. This is probably the most military of several games covering this legendary conflict. This game will be played on Wednesday nights. Contact Leif (Joeseph) Lott for details.