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.
Chaeronea 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!
This is the 5th edition of the rules and supersedes all prior editions.They have taken the opportunity to do a thorough “dusting and cleaning” of the rules, to “tighten up” several core rules with added examples and illustrations, and to reorganize several of the rules sections to provide a better flow. They have also made several rules changes based on the design and development experience with Hoplite.
This expanded edition of GBA also includes the following modules and supplements:
Diadochoi 2nd Edition module (booklet; 280 counter sheet)
Phalanx 2nd Edition module (booklet; 22"x 34" map sheet; 140 counter sheet)
Raphia Module (booklet; 140 counter sheet); a reappraisal of the battle of Raphia originally published in the SPQR War Elephant module.
Tyrant Module update sheet
Each game of Great Battles of Alexander contains::
•3 x 22"x 34" map sheets, back printed
•3 x counter sheets (840 counters total)
•1 x Rules Booklet
•1 x Scenario Booklet
•4 x Player Aid Cards (2 sets)
•1 x Turn Record Card (Rout Point Tracking Card)
•1 x Ten-sided die
•A bundle of plastic storage bags
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
PUBLISHED 2003,2015 (Originally 1995)
DESIGNERS Mark Herman and Richard Berg
PROJECT EDITOR Gene Billingsley
ART DIRECTOR/PACKAGE DESIGN Rodger B. MacGowan
MAP ART Mark Simonitch
PRODUCERS Gene Billingsley, Tony Curtis, Andy Lewis, Rodger MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 28 April 2015