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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 The Spanish ships here with oars are called Galeass.
There are also smaller ships, like the Spanish Zabra.
Identifying ships is done by clicking on them, simulating a telescope.
Armada DOS Lord Howard is the English Admiral, and his fleet has just spotted the Spanish fleet, whose Admiral is Media Sidonia.
You can play either as a human or computer player.
Armada DOS English fleet is intact, with 73 casualties; 19 points lost.
Spanish fleet lost 1 ship, with 150 casualties; 73 points lost.
The battle is considered a draw.
Armada DOS Introduction Story

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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POMAH (47331) added Armada (DOS) on Jun 02, 2009
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