Great Battles of Alexander
||(Win95) (Retail) (005023)
Capture * Crush * Conquer
It begins here...The
armies of ancient Greece are amassed against you. On the rocky battle plain at
Charonaea, you and your father stand against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Defeat will doom you to obscurity. Victory will herald the beginning of the
most spectacular military campaign in hisotry, one that will carry you from
Greece to Africa and Asia. The entire known world can be yours to conquer.
You are Alexander. Take
command of the legendary armies of Macedon. Conquer the rebellious Greeks.
Crush the defiant Persians. Capture the crowns of kings and pharaohs to earn
the most exalted title of all: Alexander the Great. Or attempt to turn the
inexorable tide of Alexander's conquest. Assume the role of Darius, Mennon,
Clitus, and other celebrated military commanders of the age. Then engage the
forces of Alexander in ten different battles to rewrite the history books.
The world is at your
feet. Can you match the strategic brilliance of Alexander the Great?
Can you conquer the known world? There's only one way to find out...
Spans Alexander's entire career from Prince of Macedon
to conqueror of the Western world
Features ten battles plus a campaign game in one
package, offering more variety and play value
Contains detailed artwork and accruate battle
simulations true to the era of Alexander
Real, detailed units of soldiers, horses, chariots, and
elephants are completely animated when moving, or engaging in battle
Contains solo and easy multiplayer capabilities - wage
war against computer-controlled enemies or match wits with your friends over a
modem, local area network or Internet connection
Over the span of a decade the lands from Greece and
Macedonia to Egypt and Asia, the entire world as it was know to the West, fell
before the might and cunning of one man and his army: Alexander of Macedon.
Alexander, son of Philip II of Macedon, became a king at the
age of twenty, when his father was assassinated. Before Philip's death,
Alexander had been raised to rule. From Philip he learned the art of warfare
and conquest. From his mother Olympias he inherited a character of passion and
violence. And from his legendary mentor Aristotle, Alexander learned the logic
and reason that would temper his fiery spirit. Like no other man before him,
Alexander was born and bred to conquer the world.
In 334 B.C. Alexander led an army of 35,000 Macedonians and
Greeks away from home on the first steps of a journey that would ultimately
carry them almost 3,000 miles. Under Alexander's command, his army secured the
Mediterranean seaboard, drove south to capture Egypt, battled east to Babylon
and deep into Asia; then south to India and back again. The lands they
conquered span fourteen modern nations, including Turkey, Israel, Lebanon,
Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Libya, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Soviet Central
Asia, Pakistan, and India.
Alexander dreamed of one great empire, united in harmony and
fellowship, spanning the known world. From the lands he conquered he accepted
native troops into his own army, swelling its ranks and acting as a symbol of
his vision of unity. At the age of 32, illness took the life that no other foe
could - Alexander died of fever in Babylon, 323 B.C., and his vast empire
crumbled shortly thereafter. But as Alexander himself said to his troops before
passing, "It is a lovely thing to live with courage, and to die, leaving behind
an everlasting renown."
Chaeronea, 338 B.C.
Philip II of Macedon defeates the Athenian and Thebian
armies to establish hegemony over Greece.
Pelium, 336 B.C.
Alexander secures his rear lines in the Balkans by smashing
the Illyrians, under Clitus.
The Lyginus, 336 B.C.
Alexander subdues the Triballians in his first campaign as
king of Macedon.
The Granicus, 334 B.C.
Alexander faces his first Asian test across the banks of the
Granicus River against a force determined to stop the invaders.
Issus, 333 B.C.
The Persian King, Darius III, steals a march on Alexander
and surprises him by cutting his Lines of Communication.
Gaugemela, 331 B.C.
Alexander, having conquered half of the Persian Empire,
turns east to face the huge army Darius has assembled.
The Jaxartes, 329 B.C.
A nasty river-crossing against the always dangerous
Samarkand, 328 B.C.
Macedonian expedition under Pharnaces heads north to punish
the Scythians but is trapped before Alexander can help.
Arigaeum, 327 B.C.
Alexander assautls a mountain stronghold on the way to the
The Hydaspes, 326 B.C.
Alexander's last battle, this time against king Porus'
Indians and the cataphracted Indian Elephant Corps!
Requriements: Windows 95 - Windows 95 and 100% Direct X
compatible system, 486DX/100 MHz minimum processor (Pentium recommended), 16MB
RAM, 2x CD-ROM, SVGA
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