Hoplite Encounter is a computer-moderated, turn-based strategic wargame for about a dozen players. It represents, with no pretence to precision, the wars between City States in Classical Greece. The players control the main Imperial Powers which can conquer other countries, including each other, and hold them as colonies within their Empires. Each Empire operates armies (of hoplites) and fleets (of triremes and merchantmen) within the financial limits of its Treasury.
Operation is in three parts - turn processing at HQ (Mount Olympus), a display and input procedure written in Java to run on the player's PC and a link between the two. At present the link is by e-mail.
Players need to feel comfortable with basic PC operation and e-mails (with zipped attachments) but all software and instruction is supplied.
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