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Nottingham Wargames11 May 2021 4:48 a.m. PST

Sparta clashes with Thebes in this classic historical match-up. The game was another one of our online club games. This period has proved popular for online games as they are easy to set up and relatively straightforward for players to command their forces.

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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2021 10:13 a.m. PST

Nice looking game!

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FierceKitty11 May 2021 8:16 p.m. PST

I like to introduce new players with a hoplite ding-dong too. Less confusing with the simple types, and when at the end they remark how they'd have liked more shooters (weaker players) or more mobile units (the better ones), I know they're hooked.

Nottingham Wargames12 May 2021 1:59 a.m. PST

My view on hoplite warfare is that tactically, it certainly evolved into the 4th Century BC from simple head-to-head clashes of phalanxes in the 5th Century, to the introduction of more light troops, better cavalry and peltasts. The 'sweet spot' is probably the Boeotian War in which, in particular, the Thebans experimented with deeper phalanxes, echelon deployment and refusing flanks. These innovations worked spectacularly well, of course, at Leuctra and Mantinea.

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