Alexander the Great (board game)
Avalon Hill reissue box cover
|Years active||1971 – 1972, 1974 –|
|Genre(s)||Military tactics, strategy|
|Setup time||15 minutes|
|Playing time||2 hours|
Design and gameplay
Printed when board wargaming was relatively new, this game was designed by Gary Gygax. The game recreates the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC between the Macedonians and the Persians. Players choose to portray either Alexander the Great or King Darius III. The game uses small cardboard counters and a hex-based movement system common to wargames of this era. Pieces represent infantry, cavalry, phalanx formations, chariots, and elephants. A unique feature of the game is a sliding morale track to determine which combat results table is used for combat resolution.
Alexander's Other Battles is a supplement to Alexander the Great published by Guidon Games in 1972. It provides additional counters and maps for Battle of the Granicus, Battle of Issus, and Battle of the Hydaspes.
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