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Subject: Can it be played with SPQR? rss

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Lowell Drake
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A question for those of you who stumble upon this and can possibly answer it: I see Tyrant is highly rated, and it's in an area I'm interested in. BUT, I have little interest in Alexander the Great so I don't own the base game. I do, however, have a keen interest in all things Roman and own SPQR and most all of the expansions. So the question, since Tyrant uses mostly the counters that come with the game, can I fill out the counters needed from SPQR?
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Each scenario from Tyrant uses counters from Alexander. Scenario setups also don`t give precise information about needed counter values... and you`ll need leaders, cavalry, infantry light and heavy (double hex HI/HO units among others).

It`d be difficult to substitute necessary counters with SPQR counter-mix. Maybe possible.
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Also, the Deluxe Alex rules are slightly different than SPQR.
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Thanks, guys. I wasn't sure anyone would even see my question. From what you say, I guess I'll have to hold off on Tyrant for a while - I won't buy Alexander just to play Tyrant, but my interest in Alexander the Great is minimal.
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You could check the Counter Database to see if there are suitable substitute counters available in SPQR.

The counter and scenario database is available in the Files section of the War Elephant page.

Great Battles of History Database of counters & scenarios

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