The Glory that Was Vol. I: Greece. Episode II, Cadmea: the Rise and Fall of Thebes, 371-362 BC

Games - Board (Historical)
Products from same publisher
Other Products covering Ancients

Price: $ 3.95

File Type: pdf

File Size: 5 MB

Pages in main/rules file: 18

Game System: The Glory that Was

Players: 2

Designer(s): Roberto Chiavini

demo: No demo available


The Glory That Was is a series of games depicting several different battles from the ancient world.

Volume I, Greece, depicts a number of battles from the Persian War to the War of the Successors, while volume II, Rome, will have different battles from the Early Republic to the Late Roman Empire.

After the Peloponnesian War, Sparta was for around three decades the uncontested military leader of the Greek Poleis, and considered almost invincible in an open field battle, for the strength and the courage of their Hoplites.

Since 378 BC, a coalition of cities from the northern part of Greece, led by Athens and especially Thebes, starts to disrupt this power and for a short period of time, under the leadership of two great generals, like Pelopidas, and especially Epaminondas, the small city of Thebes gained a clear spot in ancient history, making the acropolis of their city (called Cadmea and for a long time subject to the control of a Spartan garrison) a sort of paladin of freedom against Lacedaemonian power.

This game scenarios, Leuctra and Mantineia, depicts the rise and fall of this short but sweet "empire", being an eulogy of one of the greatest military leaders of all time: Epaminondas.

Map scale will be variable, depending on the battle depicted, while each unit will normally represents from 100 to 1.000 infantry and from 25 to 250 cavalry or missile units.

2 11x17" full color maps (2 8.5x11"pieces)
148 counters and markers
14 Cards
10 Page Rules in English
1 Morale Chart


Add to cart
View cart
Comments from customers
Reviewer Value Quality Overall Comments
Sean Rickard 10 10 10
edouard fernandez-Bollo 9 7 8 simple but overall good
Kim Meints 10 10 10 Vol II of Roberto's Ancoent Warfare syatem. this time with more rules and the tactics cards used. another neat battle

Copyright 2005-2008