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Topic Subject: Rome: Total War - Alexander FAQ
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posted 16 June 2006 23:32 EDT (US)   


Q1 - What is RTW: Alexander?

RTW: Alexander is a second expansion to Rome: Total War. It was available for download on June 16 for subscribers, and June 19 was the date for non-subscribers. As is evident from the name, this expansion puts you inside the helmet of the legendary Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great. The main goal of the campaign is to conquer the great Eastern empires of the ancient world, Persia and India.

Q2 - What are the new factions?

The new factions will be: Macedon, Persia, India, and the Barbarians.

Q3 - Will I be able to play as the other factions in the campaign?

This is not known yet, but most likely not. However, there may be a mod soon after release, so keep checking back here at Rome: Total War Heaven!

Q4 - How many new units will there be?

There will be more than 60 new units in total, from Macedonian Hypaspists, Phalangists, and Companion cavalry, to Persian scythed chariots and Immortals.

Q5 - Will there be multiplayer?

Yes! You will be able to play Alexander online, with 6 new historical battles. There will also be a new Tournament Mode for multiplayer, in which you play the opponent(s) in a series of battles in one game; that is, you do not have to go back to the GameSpy lobby everytime a battle finishes.

Q6 - What are the new historical battles?

The new battles are: Chaeronea, Granicus, Halicarnassus, Issus, Gaugamela and Hydaspes.

Q7 - How long is the campaign?

There is no official word on what year the main campaign starts, but it is known that you have 100 turns to complete the objectives.

Q8 - Is Philip in the game?

The game starts after he dies.

Q9 - Is the AI any better?

Yes. There has been an incredible increase in AI. Browse around the forum and read how the computer is very hard to beat.

Q10 - What territories are included on the campaign map?

Greece, Asia Minor, North Africa, India. Basically, you'll see the Eastern half of the ancient world.

Q11 - Can the game be modded through editing the files?

Yes. For example, you can make all factions playable by editing.

Q12 - Does it cost anything?

Yes. $14.95 US, 8.95 GBP.

Q13 - Are the system requirements more demanding?


Q14 - Where can I download Alexander?

You can download the game from either of these three sites:,, and

Q15 - Is there any other way I can get Alexander?

Yes. The Creative Assembly has released the Total War Eras package, which comes with a bunch of previous Total War games and it includes the Alexander expansion. In the UK, the game has been released on a separate CD.

As we get more information on the game, I'll be adding more stuff.

Oldie from RTWH!

[This message has been edited by Ichbinian (edited 09-13-2006 @ 08:33 PM).]

posted 30 October 2008 22:48 EDT (US)     26 / 29  
"elo i wonder if anyon cld help ive been playing alexander total war for a while i now ive dne the campaign but for soem reason in the historical battles section . its seem different . ive completed the first battle on numerous times and its still doesnt progress to the next ?? i realise theirs 6 battles and sme reason it just sez charonea and thta the only battle listed. im sure their must be smething i can do thta im obviously not doing ?? please any help much aprredcaited?"

Just wondering do you have the game installed under a different user on your computer?

I had that and it wasnt letting me progress in battles unless I beat it on the the original user account...I fixed by changing the ownership of the files.
posted 10 January 2009 06:27 EDT (US)     27 / 29  
It is for me it is not so good becouse the terrain it is bad it is better in rome total war there is small number factions there are no famous tribes there are small number of towns also it is bad for its clock the counting the years are not shown and the worst of all the map it is extremly small

i hoped you liked
posted 11 May 2009 07:22 EDT (US)     28 / 29  
when i try to play a battle on either the campaign map or custom/quick/historical battle the game crashes....any ideas to whats up?
posted 11 May 2009 08:05 EDT (US)     29 / 29  
Not really, but usually reinstalling helps. It might be because you have mods installed, or because files became corrupt/changed/something like it.

You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.

Chauvinism is not a particularly nice trait at the best of times but can be suicidal when the person your talking too can have you executed on a whim.

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