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Year Published
2008
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2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
300 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Primary Name
Successors (third edition)
Alternate Names
Successors: The Battles for Alexander's Empire
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When Alexander the Great died in 323 BC, he left no clear heir to the immense empire he had conquered. It was not long after his death that the Macedonian generals began to war among themselves over who would be the regent or successor to Alexander’s empire. By 305 BC they had given up on succession and began to carve out their own kingdoms. Successors III is a four-player game based on those wars.

Successors was first published in 1995 by Avalon Hill. Some years later a second edition rulebook was published that gave more options for the Tyche cards. Successors III builds on the foundation of the Successors II rules set plus expansion cards that appeared in the Boardgamer. Minor refinements have been made to make the game easier to play and increase enjoyment. The map is very similar to the original with some minor changes around Macedonia. Counters have the same excellent artwork for the generals and new GMT artwork for the combat units and control markers. The Tyche cards have received the most changes—nearly every card has had some minor modifications and a few new cards have been added.

In addition to the changes, the rules have been cleaned up and improved. Years of questions and answers on Consimworld have been used to clarify the rules. The rules also include hints on strategy from a number a long-time Successors players, and an extended example of play.

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GAME COMPONENTS

1 Hard mounted mapboard
1 rule book
3 sheets of counters
12 plastic stands
2 player aid cards
72 playing cards

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C3i Extras
Cavalry variant in C3i 12
Successors counters in C3i Nr25

Changes from 1st/2nd Edition
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Successors: The Battles for Alexander's Empire
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Third edition, first printing
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Kurt Miller, Patrick O'Brien, Mark Simonitch, Eric Williams (I)more»
Year: 2008
Product Code: 0808
Size: GMT standard box
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6 Successors Player Mats
Mats have options for historical OOB as well as spaces for faction markers, generals, troops, fleets, awards, heirs and minor geneals
English
2015-04-05
6 Adding Cavalry Units and a 5th Player to Successors
This document represents a "modernization" of an article that originally appeared in Issue #12 of GMT's C3i magazine and was originally written in respect to the Avalon Hill edition of Successors. This is my attempt to bring it up to the standards of the 3rd edition published by GMT. Most of this is not my original thought, but based upon the work of the original author, Ed McGran.
English
2015-03-24
3 Faction cards
These faction cards intend to help players organize their counters in front of them. There was another version (not made by me) existing somewhere, but colors did not match with the game counters, and resolution was a bit low to print correctly, so I wanted to make a new one :) Published with permission of Tony Curtis, GMT Games manager.
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2015-02-21
3 Cartas Tyche traducidas al español
Texto de las cartas Tyche.
Spanish
2015-01-16
3 Successors 3ed Reglas Resumidas (Castellano)
Reglas Resumidas en forma de Secuencia de Juego extendida. 3ª edición. Basadas en el documento (V1) de Stargazer1x con algunas modificaciones.
Spanish
2014-11-07
2 Zoroastrian Fates, an Alternative for the Ahura Mazda & Ahriman Card
This is a variant for the Ahura Mazda & Ahriman Tyche card that was originally published in Avalon Hill's THE GENERAL magazine. It has been slightly modified from the source material to match the 3rd Edition version from GMT Games.
English
2014-09-23
5 Balanced 3 player set-up
For those who prefer a balanced set-up in the 3 player game. Note that there are additions to what the Major Generals start with in terms of army adjustment and loyalty points and some Minor Generals start in play also.
English
2014-01-03
4 Successors Province Control Tracker
This one is in alphabetical order as requested. (The original one is in roughly geographical order).
English
2013-09-19
4 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
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2011-12-25
2 Updated Tactics Cards and Cardbox for Tactical Variant Option
This file contains a Tactical Cards design from my earlier file, based on Hannibal Rules. The file reproduces the rules for easy reference and an open top cardbox to store the cards. The pages have been aligned so simply print out the six card pages, turn over and print out six copies of the back sheet. If any problems are encountered, please let me know and I can redo the file. Enjoy
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2011-10-15
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I've Been Diced! episode 15: Successors is where the love begins
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