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Armada

Armada DOS Title Screen

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Description

The game is another entry in a row of historic wargames by Dr. Peter Turcan. This time it is focusing on the battle of English fleet against Spanish Armada invaders, which took place near Plymouth on July 31st, 1588. You may either play as Lord Howard or Medina-Sidonia. It is also possible to play a two player game, or to take neither side (watching the computer playing both sides).

The battlefield is observed in 3D perspective, up to 30 orders are typed in certain pre-defined text format, which is combined with names of commanders, places and time of execution. You will get reports from your subordinates indicating whether or not your orders have been carried out completely besides watching the battlefield yourself.

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Armada DOS Title Screen
Armada Atari ST A friendly ship sighted
Armada Atari ST A status report from one of your men
Armada Atari ST Title screen

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1990 45 out of 100 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1990 4.4 out of 12 37

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