Set in the 5th century BC, the ancient world of Greece is in turmoil, under threat from Xerxes and his giant Persian Empire, whole cities are crumbling under the weight of his army. This is a world where politics and diplomacy prove as sharp as the blades of combat. Few men have dared to rise against Xerxes and his invading armies. The people need a hero - someone to stand up and unite Greece in the battle against his empire.
With guidance from King Leonidas and help from his Spartan army, you will hone your abilities as a strategist, diplomat and a leader, while you build an army unrivalled by even that of Xerxes. Harvest Resources, build your City and train an army powerful enough to crush any opposition. Expand your City, conquer others and take to the battlefield with the most fearsome warriors in all of Sparta. Xerxes’ army shows no mercy in their onslaught of Greece - forge alliances, work together and teach Xerxes a lesson in Sparta: War of Empires.
If you wish to come out on top in the battle against Xerxes, you must learn to manage the three main Resources - Bronze, Grain and Timber.
To increase your Resource production, you will need to construct Farms, Lumberyards and Forges. These will help provide the people of your City - and the warriors in your army - with everything they need to survive and grow. Your Bronze and Timber stockpiles will be stored in Warehouses within your City, and the Grain you produce will be stored in Granaries. All of your Units will require a certain amount of Grain per hour in upkeep costs. Build and Upgrade your Farms to increase the amount of Grain produced each hour.
Remember, the total amount of Grain that can be kept in your City is limited by the capacity of your Granaries, so do not forget to continuously Upgrade them to increase your storage. An intelligent Archon will not rely solely on the Resource production of his own city and peoples, but instead use his army to retrieve the necessary resources. You will also need to master the art of Trade if you wish to maximize the efficiency of your City - Trade your surplus Resources with Friends, Allies, or even enemies to ensure you always have enough to sustain your City.