Summary: I wasn't so keen on the previous games of Slitherine before (Legion & Chariots of war) as they seemed to simplistic to me (Diplomacy, battles..). I tried the demo of Spartan after reading many good reviews and the same evening it made my order for Spartan & Gates of Troy (the add-on). I am currently playing the game all the time. The game is a lot deeper than the previous ones. It has a great AI and a lot of nice features (Trade, diplomacy, buildings).
BEST AI I've EVER PLAYED AGAINST, game is great too ;)
raginhood "raginhood", Amazon
21 June 2004
Summary: This is one of the better games from Slitherine. While it takes some getting used to the fact you don't get individual control over your units in the tactical battles, the command orders and instructions part before the battles are actually more realistic. The campaign map is beautiful to behold. The UI (user interface) is simple and easy to get used to.