Troy and Sparta, along with the Greek alliance have made peace to join together to stop the invasion of the Assyrian Empire into Troy. Troy needed allies to help defeat the overwhelming Assyrian army and Greece needed to defend the Hellespont. The Assyrian Empire planned to capture Troy before invading Greece.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
King Agamemnon, the commander-in-chief of the Greek forces lands on Troy soil during the 1st expedition to Troy during the 1st Trojan War in 1240 BC. The city of Troy troop level forces were low due to the on going war with King Shalmaneser I of Assyria during the 4th Assyrian-Trojan Wars. A large Trojan army was off fighting along its eastern borders during the Invasion of Asia Minor and after the fall of the Phrygian Kingdom. The Spartan forces are met with a small force at the beach landing with Hector leading the Trojan forces. The objective of the Spartan King is to seize Troy to control the Hellespont to prevent an Assyrian Invasion into Greece. Troy refused to ally with the Achaeans.
Friday, August 14, 2015
The Battle of Thermopylae during the Assyrian-Greco War
The Assyrian Empire invades Greece for the second time at a narrow pass called "The Hot Gates" at Thermopylae in the Phocis Region in the central part of Greece in 480 BC. A Greek Allied army marched north to block the pass. King Leonidas of the Spartans decided to defend the "Middle Gate" the narrowest part of the pass, where the Phocians had built a small defensive wall sometime in the past. The allied Greek army found out that they were being flanked and most of the army retreated, while the Spartans and a small force of Phocians remained at the pass to slow the Assyrian advance into Greece.
(This game is played in the Wargods of Olympus world, using the Assyrian Empire instead of the Persian Empire. )