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The Great Battles of Alexander
deluxe fourth edition
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The Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe Edition is the updated, expanded, full-color-enhanced version of the best-selling, multi-award-winning game system that started the Great Battles of History series. It 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.
Complexity: Medium (4/8)
Solitaire Suitability: High (5/8)
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
- 720 full-color two-sided counters
- 43 full-color two-sided double-size counters
- 3 full-color double-sided mapsheets (22 x 34 in.)
- 1 10-sided die
- 1 32-page Rule Book
- 1 24-page Scenario Book
- 2 player aid cards (8.5 x 11 in.)
Average Rating: 5 in 1 review
This game is of of GMT's classic Great Battles of History, or as they say, GBoH. Being a war-gamer since the early 1970's, I have had many war games, as much as 60 at one time. I now have 45 and this game is one of them. I especially love the ancient times. When I first purchased this game I bought the basic version, but later up-graded it to the Deluxe version. It is one of my 3 personal all time favorites. I feel that it is very close to history's version of Alexander's time. There are lots of good- looking counters to put on the well-made maps. Because there are several different scenarios, Alexander's Greeks will not just battle the same Persians, but different enemies, including other Greeks. I also bought one of the modules for this game (Tryant) and presently pre-ordered another one. As well as I like this game, I do feel that the battles are somewhat unbalanced. Every time I have played the Greeks have won, although there were lots of close calls for Alexander. If you love ancient history, then this game is for you.