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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 Atari ST At the beginning of the game you have to make many choices
Armada Atari ST A status report from one of your men
Armada Atari ST Intro
Armada DOS Next mornings battle in progress; notice the white smoke-puff from the cannon on the ship in the lower left. Yep, that's about as exiting as it gets.

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Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65
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) Atari ST Jan, 1990 4.4 out of 12 37
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1990 4.4 out of 12 37

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