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GMT Games Great Battles of Alexander Expanded Deluxe Ed + Tyrant Module SEALED

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The Great Battles of Alexander Expanded Deluxe Edition, the updated, expanded, full-color-enhanced version of the best-selling, multi-award-winning game system that started the Great Battles of History series, includes new game counters, maps, packaging, battles, and scenarios that cover all the major battles from the original game and the Juggernaut module, plus five additional battles ... ten in all. The Great Battles of Alexander Expanded Deluxe Edition is virtually the complete history of Alexander the Great and the Macedonian art of war.

Chaeronea 338BC
Phillip II of Macedonia defeats Athenian and Theban armies to establish hegemony over Greece.

Pelium 336BC
Alexander secures his rear lines in the Balkans by smashing the Illyrians under Clitus.

The Lyginus 336BC
Alexander subdues the Triballians in his first campaign as King of Macedonia.

Jaxartes 329BC
A nasty river crossing against the always-dangerous Scythians.

Samarkand 328BC
A Macedonian expedition under Pharnaces heads north to punish the Scythians but is trapped before Alexander can help.

The Granicus 334BC
Alexander faces his first Asian test across the banks of the Granicus River against a force determined to stop the invaders.

Issus 333BC
The Persian King, Darius III, steals a march on Alexander and surprises him by cutting his lines of communication.

Gaugamela 331BC
Alexander, having conquered half of the Persian Empire, turns east to face the huge army Darius has assembled.

Arigaeum 327BC
Alexander assaults a mountain stronghold on the way to the Indus.

The Hydaspes 326BC
Alexander's last battle, this time against King Porus' Indians and the cataphracted Indian Elephant Corps!
Game Features
- Third Edition rules, with many changes and additions
- New maps for The Granicus and Chaeronea, plus an expanded Gaugamela map
- Armies for the Danubian tribes, Illyrians, Greeks, Persians, Scythians, and Indians
- Eighteen new Macedonian Commanders
- New Restricted Line Command system for Persians, Indians and Greeks
- Wing Commanders and Macedonian Contingent Commanders
-Cavalry Shock Formations: The Companion Wedge and the Thessalian Diamond
- The Persian Immortals and Kinsmen, Macedonian artillery, cataphracted cavalry ... and cataphracted elephants!

TIME SCALE: 20 minutes per turn
MAP SCALE: 70 yards per hex
UNIT SCALE: 100 men per strength point

The Tyrant module is included for free in the Great Battles of Alexander - Expanded Deluxe Edition

Tyrant is a tactical simulation of combat between the armies of Carthage and Syracuse, from 480-276 B.C. To play Tyrant, you will need Great Battles of Alexander - Expanded Deluxe Edition for maps, basic rules, and some counters. Tyrant can also be played with the Simple Great Battles of History Rules.

Long before Hannibal Barca led the armed forces of Carthage into a titanic struggle with Rome, Carthage had vied for centuries with the Greek city-state of Syracuse for supremacy in the Western Meditteranean. Tyrant includes twelve of the most decisive battles in the recurring wars that pitted Carthage against the Greeks of Syracuse. The armies of Syracuse were similar to the contemporary hoplite armies of the mainland Greek city-states, but with better cavalry and a strong mercenary corps of both Greek and Western barbarian units. Carthage relied on North African tribal levies augmented with barbarian mercenaries from all over the Western Mediterranean. In Sicily, Carthaginian armies were usually supported by allied and mercenary Greek units.

Although Syracuse was generally more successful in open field battles, Carthage had superior wealth, political stability, and naval power. The continued warfare remained balanced over time, yielding no decisive advantage to either side. The more than two centuries long struggle never came to a definite conclusion as "new kid on the block" Rome would emerge in the First Punic War to steal the prize.