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VaeVictis #167 : Nabis the Last Spartan 195 BC

Nabis, the last Spartan is the second game in the series By the Edge of the Sword Antiquity series, after Alexander against Persia.
In 195 BC. J.-C., the king of Sparta Nabis sees his diplomatic maneuvers
collapse. The powerful Roman legions of the proconsul Titus Quinctius
Flamininus invade Laconia, accompanied by troops of the Achaean League. Refugee in Sparta with his motley army, Nabis fights a last combat to try to save his city. The game proposes to replay this battle which begins with a confrontation on the open ground and extends into street fighting, where all tactical stratagems, including the arson of the city, are good for repelling the Romans.
Can you save Sparta's independence or will you plant the Eagle of Rome in the heart of the city of Lycurgus?

  • One turn: 20 min.
  • 1 SP = 200 men
  • Map: one hex. = 200 m
  • Complexity: 6/10
  • Solo play: 7/10
  • Duration of a game: about 2 hours

Die-cut counters :

nabis counters

Map (29,2 x 42 cm, preview):

Following games...

Depending to their state of conception, the order may change.

Are planned:

  • La révolte des Cipayes
  • Lützen 1813
  • La guerre de Jugurtha
  • La conquête du Pérou
  • Romanitas, 518-618
  • Saint-Marcel 1944
  • Cérisoles 1544

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