STRATEGY

Simply having a large army is not enough to win the war against Xerxes – you will need to be a master of the strategic arts if you wish to stand a chance against his army. Join a Coalition or create and develop your own to fight alongside other Archons, occupy other Cities and increase your control over Greece. Fight together and cooperate with other Archons to defeat rival Coalitions, gain fame and enjoy the spoils of war. By creating your own Coalition and assisting other Archons, you can supply Resources, Articles and even Reinforcements to each other in times of need. To succeed and overcome Xerxes’ overwhelming numbers, it is going to take a team of many. You’ll need to work together and master battle strategy if you have hopes of victory – against Xerxes, no Archon can survive alone.

CITY

Chosen by Leonidas and thrust into the midst of an ongoing war against Xerxes and the Persian Empire, you have been tasked with leading your City-State. Your City will be your source of wealth and Resources, the heart of your Army and the central point of your ever-growing domain. Your job as Archon is to build and command your army, grow your City and protect it from the Persian threat. On your journey you will have to challenge rival cities and fight to claim your place in history. Only through clever diplomacy, Resource trading and the forming of Alliances with other Archons will you find victory in ancient Greece – but know that the choices you make will determine your chances of success!
Iolcos
Gravisca
Chalcis
Stymphalos - Lvl 1
Rhodes
Samos
Akanthos
Delphi
Alexandria
Ithaca
Eleusis

AGREEMENTS

Drafting Agreements with other Cities will pay off by increasing your strength as an army and your ability to stand up to Xerxes. Signing agreements with other Cities will allow you to train new types of Units, gain abilities, and even construct new buildings. Each day, your Ephors will draft up one new Article of Agreement, which you can use to sign Agreements with other Cities. If you deem them unnecessary, you may Trade them with other Archons at the Ephorate. Update Agreements to increase the statistics of their respective Units and buildings.
Grain
Grain is the lifeblood of your City. Without it, your armies and people would cease to exist. Build and Upgrade your Farms to ensure your City’s survival in times of both war and peace.
Bronze
As a tool of war, Bronze is essential to the survival of any Archon. Forges allow you to smelt Bronze for your Buildings, Weapons and Armor. Build and Upgrade them to ensure a steady supply!
Timber
Lumberyards provide your City with much needed Timber. Build and Upgrade Lumberyards in order to keep up the demand of your rapidly expanding City!

RESOURCES

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.

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