Using an array of ancient military units like archers cavalry and heavy infantry and a host of actions like the scout rally and flank players battle each other over valuable land. During the heat of battle ambush skirmish and surround your opponent to give your men a better chance at victory. When all else fails call on your mercenary forces when your tiring army faces defeat. Battlefields of Olympus is a turn based light-strategy game with some hand management. The numerous tactical choices combined with a limited military force and the unexpected appearance of Ares on the battlefield give the game its strategic component. The relatively simple game mechanics make it easy to learn and play even if you aren't a tactical genius.