On studying this historical deployment there didn't appear to be any realistic options for either side other than to refuse their left flanks and try and secure a victory on their right flank. I wanted to be creative but felt that any deviation from this would result in a very quick demise for one of the armies. So my plan for the Allied Coalition was to advance and engage the Spartan left quickly before their strong right broke through on the right. And unsurprisingly the Spartan plan was essentially the same.
And with that insightful paragraph you summed up one of the major problems with the game.
(The other being the incredible number of exceptions and modifiers to every move and every roll.)
A great session report on not-so-great-a-game. Nice job!