Tuesday, December 6

300 Land and Water, Persians vs. Greeks in Draco Ideas Next Up

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Draco Ideas has confirmed the publication of 300 Earth and Water, Yasushi Nakaguro’s wargame focused on the wars that faced the Persian empire and the Greek polis in the 5th century BC. C. The title will become part of the publisher’s «los 300 de draco» reservation system.

300 Land and Water is a wargame designed for two players, with a recommended age from 14 years, and with games lasting approximately half an hour.

In 500 BC, Ionia rebelled against the rule of Persia and was supported by Greece. Using this “foreign interference” as an excuse, the Persian Empire decided to invade Greece.

In 492 BC the Persian forces attacked Macedonia by land and by sea. The Persians and Greeks fought fiercely at Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis.

Against the overwhelming forces of the Persian Empire, the Greeks used superior tactics and “weapons,” such as the hoplites (heavy infantry) and the triremes.

The Greeks also had excellent leaders in times of crisis and eventually prevailed over the Persians.

In 300 Land and Water, one player controls the Greeks, gathered around the Athenians, and the other controls the Persians, who are fighting for hegemony in the eastern Mediterranean. Through the five expeditions, each player aims to control more cities than his opponent.

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300 land and water, an asymmetrical wargame for two with multiple strategies to win

The game engine is a card-based system supported by dice. Players raise armies and buy cards during production. Cards can be used to play an event or move an army or fleet.

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Events can provide advantages in battles or interfere with the enemy, but military action is paramount to winning. Additionally, each game will change dramatically based on the order in which the events occur.

The rules are simple and the playing time is short, but both Greece and Persia have a wide range of strategies, so victory will be a challenge for both players.

Cover of 300 land and water

300 land and water is designed by Japanese author Yasushi Nakaguro, editor de la revista Command Magazine Japan. Entre sus títulos bélicos podemos encontrar Pacific Fury: Guadalcanal, 1942, Ukraine ’44, Fury at Midway o The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to the Philippines.

The title was originally published in 2018 by the author’s own publisher, Bonsai Games. However, it will be the edition of Nuts! Publishing, which renewed the original art with illustrations by Nicolas Roblin and Antonio Stappaerts, on which Draco Ideas works.

The Spanish company has included the title in its reservation program “Draco’s 300” through which it has published titles such as SCOPE Stalingrad, 1066 The Battle of Hastings, 1565 The Siege of Malta or Tetrarchia among others.

300 land and water will have a reserve price of 19 euros, the publisher hopes to announce the start of production of the game before the end of the year.

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