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Great Battles of Alexander - Deluxe

COMPONENTS EXPANSIONS: Diadochoi, Phalanx, Tyrant

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PUBLISHED 2003 (Originally 1995)
DESIGNERS Mark Herman and Richard Berg
PROJECT EDITOR Gene Billingsley
ART DIRECTOR Rodger B. MacGowan
MAP ART Mark Simonitch
PACKAGE DESIGN Rodger B. MacGowan
PRODUCERS Gene Billingsley, Tony Curtis, Andy Lewis, Rodger MacGowan, Mark Simonitch


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1. Fabrizio on 11/8/2008, said:

a GREAT game. simply perfect
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2. Cyrus on 4/29/2008, said:

Good introduction to GBOH with varied scenarios. Some of the maps showing scenario deployment are inaccurate, and the rules have a big printing error about Cohesion, but that is easy to sort out. Lots of interesting scenarios.
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3. Michael on 2/8/2008, said:

I highly enjoy GBoA. This is more simulation than game, but satisfies my ancient combat itch every time. The system requires time to learn, but then flows very smoothly. Scenarios favor Macedonia for obvious reasons.
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4. Russell D. on 10/3/2007, said:

A well-designed game with plenty of fun scenarios and modules.
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5. James P. on 9/25/2007, said:

The first - and still the best- of the GBOH series. Great game boasting three of the best modules as well.
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6. Joel M. on 9/24/2007, said:

One of THE best games in the Great Battles of History Series. The deluxe edition has a great selection of battles. You cannot beat the value of this game.
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The Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe Edition, the updated, expanded, full-color-enhanced version of the best-selling, multi-award-winning game system that started the Great Battles of History series, includes new game counters, maps, packaging, battles, and scenarios that cover all the major battles from the original game and the Juggernaut module, plus five additional battles ... ten in all. The Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe Edition is virtually the complete history of Alexander the Great and the Macedonian art of war.

 

C
haeronea
338BC
Phillip II of Macedonia defeats Athenian and Theban armies to establish hegemony over Greece.

Pelium
336BC
Alexander secures his rear lines in the Balkans by smashing the Illyrians under Clitus.

The Lyginus
336BC
Alexander subdues the Triballians in his first campaign as King of Macedonia.

Jaxartes
329BC
A nasty river crossing against the always-dangerous Scythians.

Samarkand
328BC
A Macedonian expedition under Pharnaces heads north to punish the Scythians but is trapped before Alexander can help.

The Granicus
334BC
Alexander faces his first Asian test across the banks of the Granicus River against a force determined to stop the invaders.

Issus
333BC
The Persian King, Darius III, steals a march on Alexander and surprises him by cutting his lines of communication.
 

Gaugamela
331BC
Alexander, having conquered half of the Persian Empire, turns east to face the huge army Darius has assembled.

Arigaeum
327BC
Alexander assaults a mountain stronghold on the way to the Indus.

The Hydaspes
326BC
Alexander's last battle, this time against King Porus' Indians and the cataphracted Indian Elephant Corps!
 

Game Features

  • Third Edition rules, with many changes and additions
  • New maps for The Granicus and Chaeronea, plus an expanded Gaugamela map
  • Armies for the Danubian tribes, Illyrians, Greeks, Persians, Scythians, and Indians
  • Eighteen new Macedonian Commanders
  • New Restricted Line Command system for Persians, Indians and Greeks
  • Wing Commanders and Macedonian Contingent Commanders
  • Cavalry Shock Formations: The Companion Wedge and the Thessalian Diamond
  • The Persian Immortals and Kinsmen, Macedonian artillery, cataphracted cavalry ... and cataphracted elephants!
TIME SCALE 20 minutes per turn
MAP SCALE 70 yards per hex
UNIT SCALE 100 men per strength point
NUMBER OF PLAYERS One to four