INTRODUCTION Two-player Card game. Simulates the battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), where a small band of Spartan warriors Fought to their deaths against the mighty Persian Army of king Xerxes. CARDS Players will have to make their own sets of cards. The Greeks and Persians have their own unique decks. The Greeks also need ten Troop tokens. Each Token represents 200 Spartan Soldiers (& allies). On the Deck lists, # = number of that card in the deck. Both decks have 52 cards. Notice that most cards have a force value. SET UP Shuffle both decks. The Persian player draws 4 cards. The Greeks player draws 4 cards. The Greeks start with 10 Tokens. The number of Persian warriors is not recorded. TURN SEQUENCE 1. Draw Phase 2. Discard Phase 3. Persian Attack Phase DRAW PHASE Both players draw 1 card from their respective decks. DISCARD PHASE If a player has more than 7 cards he must discard the excess. Players may also discard any cards they don't want. Players may, in this phase, play cards that cause their opponent to discard. PERSIAN ATTACK PHASE The Persian player may decide not to attack. If so, the turn ends. If the Persian player must play an “Attack” card to attack. The Persian may attack with additional cards with a force value of greater than zero. Add up the force value of all of these cards and multiply by the number of Strategy cards played +1. You cannot play 2 strategy cards of the same type. This number is the Total Persian Force Value. All cards used in the Attack are discarded. The Greek may defend with at least one card with a force value of greater than zero. Add up the force value of all of these cards and multiply by the number of Strategy cards played +1. You cannot play 2 strategy cards of the same type. This number is the Total Greek Force Value. All cards used in the Defense are discarded. Subtract the Total Greek Force Value from the Total Persian Force Value. If the result is positive, this, divided by 10, is the number of Greek tokens lost. PERSIAN VICTORY If all of the Greek troops are killed than the Persians win. GREEK VICTORY If the Persian player goes to draw a card and there are no cards left in his deck and the Greek player still has troops remaining, than the Persians give up and go home, and the Greeks win. PERSIAN DECK CARD LIST # CARD FORCE NOTES 8 Attack 10 Must be played to attack 3 Ethiopian Tribesmen 20 3 Egyptian Levies 20 2 Mede Cavalry 20 4 Bactrian Spearmen 30 1 Indian Heavy Chariots 30 1 Scythed Chariots 30 2 Assyrian Light Chariots 30 4 Persian Archers 40 2 Scythian Horse Archers 40 2 Phrygian Javelineers 40 8 Immortals 50 3 Greek Traitor 0 Strategy Card 3 Outflanking March 0 Strategy Card 3 Mountain Path 0 Strategy Card 3 Xerxes Commands 0 Opponent must discard 2 random cards SPARTAN DECK CARD LIST # CARD FORCE NOTES 8 Greek Allies 10 8 Overlapping Shields 20 8 Heavy Infantry 30 8 Hoplites 40 8 Phalanx 50 3 Heroic Last Stand 0 Strategy Card 3 Spartan Training 0 Strategy Card 3 Narrow Defile 0 Strategy Card 3 Leonidas Strategy 0 Opponent must discard 2 random cards CARDSET AVAILABLE Click Here

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