Rajeev Nair
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I read the play report on the website patriot.net. It was really well done. However I was wondering how many of the scenarios in Great Battles of Alexander would be playable by 2 people where the Persians have a fair chance to win?

I know that would mean that they are perhaps not historically accurate but does that happen anywhere in this game, because this is a simulation?

If so could you please mention the battles that can be played by 2? I think this information would be useful to a lot of people including myself.

I was really thinking on buying this game and my decision would really depend on what my fellow geeks say. The price is quite high and though it is an incredible value I would still like to have opinions on this.

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Rumpelstilskin
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I saw the persians win at Gaugamela and the Indians at Hydaspes.
Didn't play the small scenarios.

I REALLY enjoy zhis game and the whole series. Btw: I play solo.
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Erik Syvertsen
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The reprint is coming out later this year - not too expensive on the P500 if you don't mind waiting a few months.
 
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Miguel Angel Gil
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I played more than half of the scenarios of the Deluxe edition and the initial setup reflect aminly the historical outcome, so there are many scenarios inclined to Alexander, BUT, here is the great point, mostly all battles have additional rules or setup with for a more balanced aproach.

Hope that this helps, it's an amazing game!
 
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Tobrukker
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Check out http://results4gboh.wordpress.com/, see for yourself. Though even with some of the more uneven results doesn't mean scenarios aren't close or have tension. I think Issus is one that is closer than theses results indicate.

Personally, as long as a side has 1/3 (33%) a chance to win its a compelling game. That means for every 3 games played you should win once! And anything within 60/40 is pretty even. But I understand if you want a more equal competition against a friend. For that Alexander has Gaugemela and Hydaspes, two of his biggest and most famous battles. I'm sure the new edition coming out will mention the bidding rout points.
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I second Tobrukker.

The Battles of Gaugamela and Hydaspes are really even balanced if not slightly balanced towards the Persians/Indians.

At Hydaspes much lies on the success of the elephant line.

At Gaugamela I had a very memorable game, where a gap in the phalanx-line was exploited to GREAT success by a very fast attack of the Persian chariots. this led to the destruction of the whole phalanx-line (when the attack was supported by Persian cav.) and the loss of battle and life for Alex.
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