Alexander III, heir to the throne of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon, took the mantle of Greek leadership from his father and led a Greek coalition army in an unparalleled military campaign through northeast Africa and deep into Asia, creating with his conquests a vast empire with a historically unprecedented size.
History has granted him the title of Great not only for his accomplishments, but for his brilliant tactical mind and innovative military tactics he used, allowing him to be undefeated in battle throughout his campaign until his death from illness at the age of 33. His achievements were used by later military leaders as a measure of success and his tactics are being taught in military academies to this day.
Alexander was more than just a conqueror. He may have adopted his father’s vision of leading the Greeks in conquering Persia, but in the process, he left a legacy to the world by spreading the Greek culture far and wide, thus creating a new Hellenistic civilization, evidence of which are found until this day.
Alexander's Campaign is a fast paced tactical historical boardgame for 2-3 players, that follows Alexander's Campaign in the east step by step, from 334 to 324 BC. Each player assumes the role of one of Alexander’s Generals (Hetairoi), each with his own special ability and unique characteristics. Every turn Alexander moves forward in his conquest of Persia and players are taking turns in taking one of the available actions. As Alexander’s Generals, the players strive to conquer enemy cities through military might or crafty diplomacy in an attempt to fulfill their personal agenda.
In addition to the military aspect of the game, players also construct strongholds, establish cities or build temples to multiply the Conquest points gained by claiming each city. In this tile (hand) management game, each player has a set number of tactics tiles which once used are spent, with the only way to replenish them being through enforcement of taxation on each passing city. Every tactic tile is unique and can be used in a variety of ways, such as combat, as a resource for building or for its own special ability, thus players have to find the optimum tactical approach in using/spending their tactic tiles, furthering their agenda while foiling the plans of their fellow generals.
SOLO & CO OP VARIANT
We are currently finishing development of the Solo and co op Variant for Alexander's Campaign. Will be included in the final published version of the game.
Please note that all the video previews and the rulebook, feature prototype components which in no way reflect the quality of the final product and were created with the sole purpose to show Alexander’s Campaign to those whose opinion we value.
A Video Review by Unfiltered Gamer :
A tutorial video by Cardboard Rhino:
A Video Review by Just got Played:
A German Video Review by Lets Boardgame:
A German how to play video by Lets Boardgame:
A Video Review in English by Lets Boardgame :
Want more than 1 copy of Alexander's Campaign? You can add more copies of Alexander's Campaign (max. 3 copies) by adding following:
- If you want 1 extra copy, add $37 to your pledge (shipping included).
- If you want 2 extra copies, add $74 to your pledge (shipping included).
Should you choose this option, please let us know with a message (via Kickstarter).
We are a fairly new group of board game designers, with some veterans among us. As a team we have successfully funded, published and delivered 2 successful projects, Argonauts and Deus Ex Machina. Alcyon Creative is a small indie publisher, so we don't have access to traditional distribution and we also lack the funds required to produce the minimum number of copies in a print run (including all relevant expenses like artwork, graphic design etc.).
- We believe in our project, thus we once more managed to invest around 2000 EUR (roughly 2400 USD) for artwork, graphic design and other miscellaneous costs for this campaign. In order for us to bring Alexander’s Campaign to life, we ask for your help to gather the rest of the required funds and accomplish our goal of publishing our game.
- Once published, the M.S.R.P. for Alexander’s Campaign will be 50 USD. As for the pledge levels we have decided on a different approach. We will discontinue our regular pledge of 44 USD (including worldwide shipping) and keep our previous Early Bird pledge level of 39 USD (including worldwide shipping) as our regular one. With a our shipping rate of 10 USD, the previous rate translates to 29 USD (42% discount)!
- One of our fundamental principles when publishing a game is our “no discounts on quality” policy. Our manufacturer's work has received overly positive feedback for both Argonauts and Deus Ex Machina and it was only natural for us to hire their services once more!
- We at Alcyon Creative as well as our previous backers were extremely satisfied with the quality of the materials used. Alexander’s Campaign will be made 100% in Europe.
We will fulfill all the shipping ourselves from within the EU. Our estimated delivery will be within November 2017, provided there are no unexpected or unforeseen delays in the production and handling process. All European backers don't have to worry about customs.
We have a unified cost for Worldwide shipping of 10 USD. We take extra care to pack each game securely with bubble-wrap and seal it inside the shipping box to avoid any damage to the content.
Shipments to non-EU backers will have 16 EUR declared as the value of the package. That's roughly equivalent to 19 USD / 24 CAD / 24 AUD / 17 CHF / 2264 JPY, and should be under the threshold that triggers customs duties in most countries. However, please note that we cannot be held responsible should any customs fees apply.
Our shipping method does not include tracking. Our experience with our previous projects has proved our current method safe and with a minimal (almost 0%) chance of lost items.If tracking is important to you, please contact us via the KS messaging system before the campaign is over.
As for the Essen pickup pledge, we would like to inform you that your game will be available for pickup at the booth of our friends from Artipia Games.
Deus Ex Machina was published in 2016 via a successful Kickstarter campaign. It's a competitive game for 2-4 players with an innovative hero placement mechanism, set in mythological ancient Greece, where players assume the role of an Olympian god trying to achieve supremacy over the other gods via manipulation of heroes and behind the scenes planning.
Argonauts was published in 2015 via a successful Kickstarter campaign. It's a cooperative game for 1-4 players set in mythological ancient Greece, depicting with great accuracy the myth of the Jason and the Argonauts.
Gothic Invasion was published in 2014 and it’s a competitive strategy game for 2 to 5 players, where players play either as the Goths or the Romans. The Goths’ goal is to raid and pillage the roman cities in the Balkan area, while the Romans’ goal is to prevent them from doing so.
Risks and challenges
Alexander’s Campaign will be printed and shipped from within the EU. We expect excellent quality manufacturing. We are working with a known, respected manufacturer who we've employed in the past for Argonauts and Deus Ex Machina and had amazing results!
We are also confident in our ability to deliver the game and any additional content we create for this game. We do not have to wait for any containers from overseas.
The artwork for the game is complete. That said, unforeseen events may affect how quickly fulfillment is conducted, and the final graphics and components that you see presented here are subject to (however improbable) change.
Note that our goal is to ship the game on time, by the dates listed on the pledge levels. Shipping a package is different than delivering a package. We do not deliver your game, the shipping company does. Therefore, delivery times will vary according to your local postal services - once we ship, the shipment is the responsibility of the shipping company.
By backing this project, you indicate that you have read, understood and agreed with the above. If you have any questions, please contact us directly via the Kickstarter messaging system.
When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If after you receive your order, you find out that there are items missing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the missing items as soon as possible.
If your package arrives damaged, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at email@example.com. We will send you replacements for the damaged items as soon as possible. Please note that in case a box is damaged, we cannot offer a replacement box and our only available option is a commensurable to the damage sustained refund.
We generally do not offer refunds unless we are completely unable to deliver the project. We will not offer refunds because of delays in delivery or changes/adjustments to the game's components, layout etc. or for damaged components that we are able to replace. We will examine any request for a full refund separately and may refund only the cases we feel the request for a full refund is justified.
If a package is not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.
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