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Alexander the Great

Historical Overview Section

List 40
330-320BC - Alexander's campaigns after beating the Persians

Alexander crossed the Indus and fought and won an epic battle against a local Classical Indian ruler Porus, who ruled a region in the Punjab in the Battle of Hydaspes in 326 BC. However, his troops didn't like curry, were homesick for stuffed vine leaves and pitta bread, and were really rather disturbed by the way their leader had started wearing a dress like the Later Achaemenid Persians they had so recently duffed up, so demanded he give up and go home. Which he did.

On either 10 or 11 June 323 BC, Alexander died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon at the age of 32 from the other common ancient illness of "eating something that disagreed with him" (which strangely often afflicted powerful leaders who's family or friends had something to gain from their death). Oddly, Alexander had no obvious or legitimate heir at the time, as although a son was born soon afterwards to one of his wives this didn't really count. So, a huge question arose as to who would get to take over and rule the newly-conquered, and barely-pacified Empire. With a Simon Cowell-style telephone vote not really an option in 323BC, it came down to Alexander's word. However when Alexander's companions had asked him on his deathbed to whom he bequeathed his kingdom; his laconic reply was "tôi kratistôi"—"to the strongest". What could possibly go wrong ??!!

Using the army in ADLG

  • As always, a bit of everything
  • A pike core is still going to be good, but needs supporting with LF
  • Using a high quality commander with the Phalanx may seem counter intuitive, but will allow them to rally and be more long lasting in combat

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Army Lists

Sample army lists for this army
200 AP lists from The Worlds 20-17
1 Companions Heavy cavalry impact Elite
2 Agranian javelinmen Light infantry javelin Elite
2 Elephant Elephant ------
2 Thracian Peltasts Javelinmen ------
Competent General
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1 Companions Heavy cavalry impact Elite
2 Pike Pikemen ------
1 Hypapspists Heavy spearmen Elite
1 Sogdians Light cavalry bow ----
1 Hippakontistai Light cavalry javelin ------
1 Agrianian Javelinmen Light infantry javelin ----
Competent General
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2 Elephant Elephant Elite
3 Indian Archers ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen
1 Indian Cavalry Medium cavalry Mediocre
1 Light infantry Bow Light infantry bow ----
1 Light Infantry Light infantry javelin ----
Competent Ally Indian General

V2
2 Macedonian Phalangites Pikemen ------
1 Hypaspists Heavy spearmen Elite
1 Agrianian Javelinmen Light infantry javelin ------
1 Elephant Elephant ------
1 Thracian peltast Medium swordsmen 2HW ----
1 Agrianian Javelinmen Light infantry javelin Elite
Competent General
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2 Companion* Heavy cavalry impact Elite
1 Bactrian Cavalry Light cavalry bow Elite
2 Hippakontistai Light cavalry javelin ------
2 Macedonian Phalangites Pikemen ----
1 Hoplites Heavy spearmen ------
Competent Included General
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1 Thracian Peltasts Medium swordsmen 2HW ----
1 Sogdians Light cavalry bow
2 Agrianian Javelinmen Light infantry javelin ------
1 Elephant Elephant ----
3 Greek Peltasts Javelinmen ----
Brilliant General


200AP From Estella 2016
4 Pike
2 LF Bow
1 LF JLS
Competent General
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4 Companions
1 LH JLS
Brilliant General
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2 Elephants
1 Elite LH Bow
3 LF JLS
1 LF Bow
1 Bow/Pavise Persian Foot Elite
2 Thracians
Brilliant General

200AP from Estella 2016
2 Pike
1 Spear
2 Elite Medium Spear including Competent General Unreliable
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2 JLS LF (Elite)
2 Bw LF (1 elite)
2 Spear
2 Javelinmen
1 Elite Spearman
Competent General
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4 Companions
2 Heavy Cavalry
2 LH JLS
1 LH Impact




200 points
Brill/Competent/Brill

  • 4 Companions Heavy cavalry impact Elite
  • 2 Skythians Light cavalry bow ------

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  • 1 Hypaspists Pikemen Elite
  • 3 phalangites Pikemen ------
  • 2 Elephants Elephant ------

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  • 2 Hippokontasti Light cavalry javelin ----
  • 2 Agrarians Light infantry javelin ------
  • 2 Archers Light infantry bow ----
  • 2 Peltast Javelinmen ----
  • 1 phalangite Pikemen ----



200 Points
Brilliant /Competent/Ordinary

  • 5 phalangites Pikemen ------
  • 1 hypaspists Pikemen Elite
  • 2 agrianians Light infantry javelin Elite

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  • 3 companions Heavy cavalry impact Elite
  • 1 elephant Elephant ------
  • 2 light horse Light cavalry javelin ------

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  • 3 thracian javelinmen Medium swordsmen 2HW ----
  • 1 hippakontistai Light cavalry javelin ------
  • 3 scythians Light cavalry bow ------
  • 1 light infantry javelinmen Light infantry javelin ----




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