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1971
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2
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Best with 2 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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12 and up
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Alexander the Great
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Macedonians vs. Persians in the climactic battle at Gaugamela.

Alexander The Great is a medium complexity wargame recreating an ancient battle on the plain of Gaugamela in 331 B.C. Players take on the roles of Alexander the Great and King Darius III as the Macedonian army clashes with the Persian Host.

Movement is hex based. Unit types include basic infantry, phalanxes, cavalry, chariots and elephants. The turn sequence is movement, defensive fire and melee. Combat is a dice roll cross-referenced on a probability table. A sliding morale track determines which table will be used for combat resolution.

The game consists of a 22" x 28" map board, a sheet of 108 die cut counters, playing aids and a 24-page rulebook.

Avalon Hill Complexity Rating - 5

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from "The Avalon Hill General Index and Company History, 1952-1980"

Alexander the Great (1974) Revised 1975, Revised 1976
Prior existing published design redesigned by Avalon Hill
Designed by Gary Gygax
Development by Don Greenwood

Richard Hamblen was responsible for the rulebook revisions which greatly clarified missile fire. In the initial edition the counters were blank on one side due to the economic restrictions imposed on a game then available only for mail order sale. Randall Reed did the mapboard.

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Artist: W. Scott Moores
Year: 1974
Product Code: 708
Size: 11.30 x 14.30 x 1.20 inches
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6 Alexander the Great......with chits
Moving into the 21st century.......
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2015-04-24
7 Alexander the Great Player's Aid v2
Contains a Sequence of Play from the tournament rules found in The General("Design Analysis", Vol. 13, No. 1), a Morale Scale Values table found in the second edition of the rules, a Type Designations chart that includes the Lancers designation, which is only provided in the above-mentioned article, and an Odds Table from Waterloo. I recommend printing on card stock.
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2014-02-02
6 Official Hydaspes Variant
Battle of Hydaspes - Official variant for Alexander The Great from General vol. 12 issue 4 by Tom Hazlett and Gary Gygax (yes, the same)
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2013-03-26
7 Alexander the Great Variants
Variant adding the Greek Kyklos formation and new Thracian Lt rule
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2012-01-09
11 Alexander Charts - PDF version
This is a one-page PDF version of the charts uploaded as a PPT file by liberty0, for easy printing.
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2011-01-31
6 Terrain & Combat Quick reference charts
Two lists summarizing movement and combat effects of terrain, and cobat abilities/effects of different unit types.
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