Néstor Romeral Andrés
Without playing it (although you could easily play the 4x4 version with a Pylos set, only mine is on a ship somewhere), I'd fear that there were too many opportunities for degeneracy where the game outcome is guaranteed (but not determined) from very early on.
Yes, the game lasts only 13 turns, per player at most. And the number of moves available decreases quickly. So it is not deep at all.
So what is the deal here?