ABD Exp. Kit 1: Elephants at War

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Quick Overview

The first expansion kit for Ancient Battles Deluxe.

Front cover

  • Front cover
  • Game components
  • Map
  • Counters


From the far reaches of Africa and Asia, ancient armies would mount a howdah on the back of a mighty pachyderm and transform it into a War Elephant! How will Alexander meet this new threat when invading India and meeting King Porus at the Hydaspes river? Why was Hannibal so careful to bring elephants across the treacherous passes of the Alps in the winter? Whose elephants will reign supreme when they clash at Raphia?

Find out in the first expansion kit for Ancient Battles Deluxe!

Note: This expansion kit is not a "stand alone" game. To use it, you must own a copy of Ancient Battles Deluxe.

Game Components:

•   One 11" x 17" paper game map 'C'
•   80 color, 5/8" square counters, including elephants
•   16 new scenarios

Battles Included:

  • Second Mantinea (Epaminodas vs Agesilaus II, 362 BC)
  • Gaugamela (Alexander vs Darius, 331 BC)
  • Hydaspes (Alexander vs Porus, 326 BC)
  • Heraclea (Pyrrhus vs Laevinus, 280 BC)
  • Trebia (Longus vs Hannibal, 218 BC)
  • Raphia (Antiocus III vs Ptolemy IV, 217 BC)
  • Cannae (Hannibal vs Varro, 216 BC)
  • Zama (Hannibal vs Africanus, 202 BC)
  • Magnesia (Antiochus III vs Scipio, 190 BC)
  • Vosges (Caesar vs Ariovistus, 58 BC)
  • Carrhae (Surena vs Crassus, 53 BC)
  • Philippi (Republicans vs Triumvir, 42 BC)
  • Argentoratum (Chnodomar vs Julian, 357 AD)
  • Clontarf (Mael Morda vs Brian Boru, 1014 AD)
  • Durazzo (Guiscard vs Comnenus, 1081 AD)
  • Bouvines (Phillip II vs Otto IV, 1214 AD)


Game Design: Mike Nagel
Art & Graphic Design: Alan Emrich
Playtesting: Bradley Boyles, David Briggs, Phil Carroll, Kim Meints, Dave Schubert

Game Resources

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Game Data

Number of Players 2
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 60 minutes
Difficulty 4
Solitaire Suitability 6
Designer Mike Nagel
Developer Alan Emrich