Hellespont (411-410 BC.) is the 4th game in the VaeVictis series The Peloponnesian War.
It focuses on the victorious campaigns of Alcibiades against Mindarus of Sparta. In three great battles, Cynossema, Abydos and Cyzicus, the Athenian flotilla takes back control of the straits and Alcibiades proclaims his status as saviour. Compared with the preceding games of the series - Sphacteria, Syracuse and Amphipolis – Hellespont is characteristic of an particularly equally balanced situation and ratio of power, even if the Athenian commanders have more experience than their rivals.
This time, the operations are principally naval and give the Persian army the opportunity to intervene directly. Hellespont uses the great mechanisms of the series with some adjustments necessary for its specific scale.
One strength step (SS) represents, according to the type of units, 1 trireme, 100 cavaliers, 150 hoplites, 200 peltasts and acontistes (light infantry) or 250 archers and rebels.
One game turn represents one month of real time.
Depending to their state of conception, the order may change. Are planned:
• Guerre du Peloponnèse 4
• Hoche et la lutte pour l'Alsace 1793-1794
• Longe Range Desert Group
• La chute de Saïgon 1975
• Basileus II (À la charge!)
Next games are planned for December 2017 and July 2018: