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General Information[]

The Last Alcmaeonidae

Historical Description[]

Alcibiades was an Anthenian politician and General who defected city-states 3 times during the Pelopenessian war. He was born in Athens in 450 BC to the Alcmaeonidae family, a wealthy family of nobles. As a politician, he rose in power as he pushed for a more aggressive Athenian stance on resuming the Peloponnesian War. His cunning tactics left proponents of peace without support and soon Athens resumed the fight.

The Peloponnesian War had four major Generals contributing to it: Pericles, Nicias, Lysander and Alcibiades. Pericles and Nicias were intelligent Athenian politicians and Lysander was a demonstrably successful Spartan ship commander. All three were fiercely loyal to their respective city-states, however Alcibiades had a very different outlook and impact on the war.

In roughly 415 BC, Alcibiades was blamed by his political rivals for the destruction of several religious statues. Alcibiades denied the charges and sent a request to be put on trial immediately, which was rejected. Instead, he was sent away on an expedition to Sicily, which left his rivals with sufficient time to scheme Alcibiades downfall. Upon arrival, he was received by Athenian officials following orders to bring him back to Athens and stand trial. Much to his suspicion, his political enemies had been making unfounded claims about his actions, condemning him before he was able to stand trial. Acting in his best interest, Alcibiades escaped the officials and defected to his former enemy, Sparta. Before long he became a Spartan military adviser, devising strategies that would prove imperative for several Spartan victories. This relationship would not last indefinitely, as rumors grew of Alcibiades and the Spartan Queen Timaea being romantically involved. In 412 BC, he would soon receive word of an order to kill him and, thinking only of survival, he defected again–this time to Persia.

Alcibiades’ role in Persia was as short-lived as it was prosperous to Persia. He was an advisor to the Satrap, and through him Persia was able to achieve decisive victories over Athens after allowing the Atheninans and the Spartans to wear each other down. In 411 BC, he was encouraged to return to Athens by political allies who were plotting a coup to overthrow the Athenean government. After a brief hesitation, he returned home and the charges against him were dropped. He was reinstated as an Athenian General where he led several battles before his murder in 404 BC by assassins rumored to be of Spartan descent.

Councilor Benefits[]

Primary Chamber Seats[]

Benefits Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
Mercenary Damage +5% +7% +9% +12% +15%
Mercenary Hitpoints +7% +9% +12% +15%
Ranged Siege Damage +12% +15% +20%
Heavy Tank Hitpoints +9% +12%
Mercenary Damage & Hitpoints +15%

War Chamber Seats[]

Benefits Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
Catapult Damage +6% +8% +10% +13% +16%
Defensive Tower Damage +8% +10% +13% +16%
Redoubt Damage +9% +11% +14%
Air Defense Damage +9% +12%
Sniper Tower Damage +30%