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Successors: The Battles for Alexander's Empire
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Store:  War Games
Theme:  Alexander the Great
Genre:  War & Combat
Format:  Board Games

Successors: The Battles for Alexander's Empire

Third Edition

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Product Description

The time is 323 BC, and Alexander the Great has just died in Babylonia. There is a crisis -- he left no clear heir to his immense empire and his generals have begun to quarrel. In an effort to prevent further violence a settlement is reached. The generals will divide the empire. Each is given a portion of the vast empire, but for the ambitious generals who commanded the greatest army in the ancient world, this serves only to delay the inevitable. For the next twenty years a series of wars break out that fragments the vast empire that once stretched from Europe to India.

Successors is a strategy game based on those civil wars -- Macedonians fighting Macedonians from Europe to Persia. Each player commands two or more generals. Armies are built from a core of trusted Macedonians and augmented with mercenaries and elephants. Players initially fight for control of the royal family members to become the legitimate heir to Alexander's empire, or the regent when the heirs come of age. As time passes, the generals concentrate on carving out their kingdoms from the vast empire and declare themselves Successors!

Product Information


  • 1 Deluxe Mapboard
  • 1 rule book
  • 3 sheets of counters
  • 12 plastic stands
  • 2 player aid cards
  • 70 playing cards

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 3 reviews

Best AH game for overall mix of strategy and fun
June 22, 2002

Our game group plays this as often or more often than Settlers, Tigris, Civilization, Age of Renaissance, etc..

Although some strategies repeat, the ability to execute these startegies changes every game with starting combination of generals (in 3 player game) and the luck of the tyche cards.

You definitely require the revised rules (errata) from webgrognard though to avoid gaps in the original rules.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
June 02, 2003

Very good game but you must be broad minded and ready to read a rule book (a book indeed) that has a lot of information. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Complex and confusing! Need time to rest fter reading. But it is a good game and has much potential. PLease get it if you have a lot of time on your hands, otherwise don't waste your money or time.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Excellent components but rules are a little confusing
November 03, 2000

This game takes first prize for a beautiful mapboard and high quality game components. The play is fairly interesting and I highly recommend using at least 4 players. Basically, players move small numbers of military forces commanded by one of Alexander's succeeding generals around the map conquering provinces and attempting to gain control of Alexander's body for burial. If you're a gamer that like to maneuver moderate or large amounts of military units, this game is not for you. Starting units are very few and reinforcements are hard to come by. It is very easy to be eliminated early via only one or two unsuccessful battles. The only other downside to the game is the rules. You must go to web-grognards and download the updated rules errata as the original rules are filled with holes. Even so, the rules take some study--as with many Avalon Hill games. Overall good game, not one of the best, but great if you like this time in history.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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