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Great Battles of Alexander - Expanded Deluxe Edition

A Note About The New Reprint Editions (as of October, 2010): This will be a significantly enhanced product from the previous version. Specifically, this Reprint Edition will include all battles from Alexander Deluxe plus the battles from Diadochoi and Phalanx, as well as a few "bonus battles" that we are still working on.

Anticipated Reprint Edition Components:

  • 9x12x3 box
  • 4 backprinted maps
  • 5 counter sheets
  • GBoH Series rule book
  • 3 x scenario books
  • Several player aid cards (tba)
  • 1 x D10

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    COMPONENTS

  • 720 full-color two-sided counters, including 43 full-color two-sided double-size counters
  • Three full-color double-sided 22x34" mapsheets
  • 32-page Rule Book
  • 24-page Scenario Book
  • Two 8.5x11" cards showing game charts & tables
  • One 10-sided die

    EXPANSIONS: Diadochoi, Phalanx, Tyrant

    ERRATA (February 2008)

    ONLINE RESOURCES

  • Cyberboard Gamebox v. 1.2, by Wojtek Kamusella (Wallenstein) and Mark Jones
  • Cyberboard Scenarios, by Wojtek Kamusella (Wallenstein) and Mark Jones
  • VASSAL Module, by Alfonso Velasco

    REVIEWS

  • Is Alexander Still Great, or Have Wargames Passed Him By?, by Terry Lee Coleman (Armchair General Review)
  • So, How is Alex Nowadays?, by Randy Dreger (Boardgame Geek)
  • The deluxe review of Great Battles of Alexander, by Mick Weitz (Boardgame Geek)

  • 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


    Regular Price: $99.00
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    1. Jaime* on 1/19/2011, said:

    Spectacular. Best Ancients game alongside SPQR. GBOH series is too good!!!!
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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.

     

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    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