Hello Forum Population:
After watching the movie 300 I have decided to play the single player campaign as the Greek cities, using only Spartan Hoplites (and maybe a few mercenaries if needed). I have a number of questions about different strategies:
Question 1: How can I protect my Spartans from artillery that they are vulnerable to?( arrows, javelins, onager rocks, scorpions, etc.) Besides wide formation, I don't know about any other defense and breaking the phalanx usually isn't a good idea so please provide any advice that you can. Any general tips or strategies for using the phalanx and Spartan troops will be appreciated as well. Question 2: I know that the V formation for lining up Spartan Hoplites in a v shape at the mouth of bridges is an effective way to destroy incoming forces, but can it be applied to the same effect in defense of a wall breach in a Greek city being invaded? I considered placing the V formation at the opening of the breach, but would this be more or less effective than the solid wall phalanx that they are known for? Also any other applications or formations is welcome advice. Question 3: Spies and assassins are very effective offensively but what about defensively? I know that if you have an assassin in your city it will kill any spies that try to invade it, but what about keeping assassins with your generals troops to prevent assassinations? Any other advice or suggested use on using Assassins and spies defensively is welcome as well. Please feel free to post if you can answer any of these questions, or offer any other advice.
Thanks in advance,