The game itself is diceless and relatively simple, using only 1 page of rules. Two armies of equal size - 10 units and a baggage piece each - and strength face off across a hex board (a Commands & Colors: Ancients board does nicely), with a neat method of combat resolution (3 attacking units will rout a hoplite unit, 2 a peltast or cavalry unit, 1 the baggage unit, 4 the commander and his guard).
The object of the game is to rout four units and there is a simple victory point system so that players can play a series of games to determine an overall victor.
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Note that the game can be played as a board game or with miniatures.
|Phalanx game board, taken from the VASSAL module by Slava.|
|Sample deployment, again from the VASSAL module.|