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Colin Hunter
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A friend of mine is an absolute alexander nutter and quite a good gamer. We are both a fan of Pax Romana, so he enjoys richard berg games. What does it play like? is it historically accurate?
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Colin, I would say it plays like Successors lite... No multi player hassle. I don't think it has the depth of Pax, but it's a very enjoyable game. That said playing the Darius is a Daunting task... If you like ancient period, go for it.
 
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thanks might have a look at successors as well then
 
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"is it historically accurate?"

Accurate is a nebulous term . . . .CONQ: ALEXANDER contains far more historical detail than any previous games on this subject, and it requires more of the Macedonian Player than simpyl goign aroudn and bashing Persians.

However, the game was also designed so that a good, clever Persian Player (which the real Darius wasn't) can not onyl give The Big Mac a run for his drachma, but even win. To that end, it is not "accurate". But it is Fun.

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I knew I would get in trouble for saying historically accurate just seeing if anyone is paying attention
 
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I received my copy today and as far as I am concerned, this is one hard cookie ! Give me a few more days to re-read the rules and experiment in applying them....then I will probably say to myself " You made a good choice, but be patient ! " wow
 
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