The lands under ancient Greek occupation eclipsed the country as it is today, comprised of almost 400 independent city-states. With honourable and skilled warriors at their disposal, Greece’s martial prowess encompasses spear infantry, archers, cavalry, pike men, and slingers. Their combination of stalwart defensive units and strong ranged attackers makes Greek battle lines difficult to penetrate.
Resolve and power forms King Leonidas' battle plan. Forming the ultimate defensive wall, his shield bash can disrupt and break enemy lines. His ability to both hide from missile attacks and create an impenetrable bulwark allows Leonidas to hold his ground.
Powerful yet brittle, the eponymous archon Miltiades targets both body and mind. His rapid infantry charge and ability to wound downed enemies means his best work is performed on the flank. Being able to inflict targeted defence and morale damage allows Miltiades to soften up foes for more attack-minded units.
The Great King Alexander focuses on pinpoint strikes to disable and scatter enemy forces. His 'hammer' charge ploughs through units, opening them up for capture between the 'anvil', which can lock foes in place. His highly mobile cavalry units are perfect for hunting down the enemy in wedge formation.
The Illyrian Princess Cynane is a born hunter. Excelling at supporting and striking manoeuvres, her quick movement and tracking abilities allow her to pursue and mark prey on the battlefield. Her bows' lightning-fast reload speeds give rise to Cynane as a perfect hit-and-run sharpshooter.
Here are just a few highlights of the units employed by the Greek faction. Many more are eager to follow your orders and charge into battle, Commander.
Rally them under your banners!
Rhodian Slingers are a unique missile unit that, as the name suggests, are armed only with slings. Do not be fooled or amused by their choice of weapon, as these warriors can be absolutely deadly in combat. The heavy lead bullets thrown with a sling are extremely good at breaking bones and disabling enemies, regardless of armour. However, an inability to deliver arcing fire limits their efficiency to situations where they have a clear shot at a target.
Rhodian Slingers have an extended view range and can use shields to cover from return fire. As well as other missile units, Rhodian Slingers are the primary target of cavalry and melee infantry, requiring support from spears or other infantry units.