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Year Published
1997
# of Players
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
180 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 (second edition)
Alternate Names
Sukcesorzy Aleksandra Wielkiego
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Following in the footsteps of the successful card driven war game systems of We the People and Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage, Successors adds a new element in adding a multi-player dimension to the series. Players are the generals under the recently deceased Alexander the Great and recreate the civil war within the Hellenistic sphere of the middle east. The map is a point to point system, the counters are extra large and quite colorful and a deck of cards is provided that gives a refreshing twist to the typical war game.

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Magazine References:

  • The GENERAL Vol.32,No.2
    • Successors (second edition) – “History in a Box - The Great Funeral Contest” (Historical) Stuart K. Tucker
    • Successors (second edition) – “Alexander's Lieutenants” (Historical Scenario) John B. Firer
    • Successors (second edition) – “Zorastrian Fates” (Variant Random Events) Richard H. Berg
    • Successors (second edition) – “Successors Accessories” (Counter Insert)

Awards

  • 1997 Origins Awards Winner, Best Historical Board Game; also won Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game (tie with Wadjet).

Components

Each color: (Red = Snake, Blue = Sunburst, Yellow = Lion, Purple = Horse)
4 Minor Generals 4[2]
1 Legitimacy and 1 VP marker (round)
49 Blue "Sunburst" front garrison counters
49 Yellow "Lion" front garrison counters
49 Red "Snake" front garrison counters
41 Purple "Horse" front garrison counters
26 Green Hostile Tribe garrison counters
(Garrison counters are all double sided)

Yellow 1/2"x5/8"
- 4 Successor 0L / Champion 3L markers
- 1 Under Condemnation -3L
- 1 Strategos of Europe 2L
- 1 Tomb of Alexander 10L/2L
- 1 Persian Popular Support -2L

Yellow 1/2" squares:
- 5 Siege Markers
- 3 Looted markers

3 Beige 5/8" VP markers
- King of Asia 3VP
- Control Hellespont 2VP
- Largest Fleet 4VP

1 Game Turn Marker (5/8")

1 Helepolis +1 (3/4")

7 Purple Hexagonal Royal Personage markers
- Alex IV 5L
- Alexander's Body +4P
- Cleopatra 3L/0L
- Heracles 2L
- Olympias 3L/0L
- Phillip III 4L
- Thessolonice 2L/0L

9 Green Hexagonal markers
- 2 Sparta or Aetolia
- 7 Hostile tribes

8 Fleets
- Asia Minor 1/2
- Cicilian Pirates 1/2
- Cypriot 1/2
- Egyptian 1/2
- Macedonian 1/2
- Phoenician 1/2
- Athenian 2/3
- Rhodian 2/3

5 Greenish Independent army markers (5/8" square)
(# = Strength. All have "1 Prestige Point" on back.)
- Ariarathes of Cappadocia 4
- 23,000 Greek Colonists 6
- Greek Army 6
- Scythians 5
- The Autariatae 6

12 Leaders (all stand up except Cassander)
- Antigonus 2[4] *
- Antipater 4[3] ***
- Cassander 2[2] (5/8" Square counter)
- Craterus 4[4] *** +2P
- Demitrius 2[2] *
- Eumenes 3[4] * -2P
- Leonnatus 2[3] **
- Lysimachus 3[4] **
- Peithon 3[3] **
- Perdiccus 3[3] ***
- Ptolemy 4[3] ** +2P
- Seleucus 2[3] **

Combat Units
- 24 Mercenary 1/2
- 10 Mercenary 3/4
- 2 Mercenary 5/6
- 11 Macedonian (Reg) 1/2
- 6 Macedonian (reg) 3/4
- 6 Macedonian (Royal) 1/2
- 1 Silver Shield 1/2
- 6 Elephant 1/2
- 1 Elephant 3/4

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Successors (second edition)
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Avalon Hill Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Artist: Kurt Miller, Patrick O'Brien, Mark Simonitch
Year: 1997
Product Code: 909
Size: 11.61 x 16.73 x 2.09 inches
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2 Successors 2nd edition rules (Catalan)
2nd edition rules, along with Tyche cards description, game tables and 5 players variant, all translated into Catalan language - www.wargames.cat
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2009-05-24
2 Successors rules flowchart ver 1.0, print on legal paper and assemble
Flowchart of rules for Successors, 2nd edition
English
2008-03-15
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Variant counters from The General, Vol. 32, No. 2
2007-02-25
1 succ_tables_fr.pdf
Tables translation in French, with gamer's help file (Tyche cards summary / explanation)
2007-02-09
1 Succ_tyche_fr.pdf
Tyche card translation in French
2007-02-09
0 Successors_fr.pdf
French translation of the rules (based on version 2.0 of the english rules)
2007-02-09
4 Successors 2006 AAR - with pics.pdf
Successors WBC 2006 Report - With Pictures
2006-08-23
0 Tyche Cards Successors Portuguese.doc
Tradução das cartas para o Portugues (Brasil)
2005-05-01
1 Tyche Cards Successors.doc
Description of Tyche Cards of Successors
2005-05-01
6 Successors Quickcard v8.pdf
Player aid card for second edition rules (v8), by Stephen Brasseur.
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