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Battle of Thermopylae (Deluxe Edition)

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Battle of Thermopylae (Deluxe Edition)
Category: War Games
Publish Year: 2014
Restockable: Yes
Mfg. part #: GUI8013-3
Type: Boxed Game

Battle of Thermopylae (Deluxe Edition)

Description

The Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BC, was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states and the invading Persian army in the pass of Thermopylae.

Greatly outnumbered, the Greeks delayed the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Led by the Spartan King, Leonidas, a small force of 300 Spartans and 11,000 other allied Greeks blocked the only road through which the mighty army of the Persian King, Xerxes, could pass on its ongoing invasion of Greece. The massive Persian army, numbering well over 150,000 men succeeded in defeating the Greeks but sustained heavy losses, disproportionate to those of the Greeks. A local resident named Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks, revealing a mountain path that led behind the Greek lines. Dismissing the rest of the army, King Leonidas stayed behind with 300 Spartans and 700 Thespian volunteers to delay the advance of the Persian army as long as it could.

In the Battle of Thermopylae 2nd Edition board game is a 2 player board game where the two players must bid to see which player will control the smaller Greek forces. The winning bid becomes the number of Persian units the Greek player must destroy during the course of battle in order to achieve victory. An easy to learn game playable in just 30-120 minutes.