Not an American user?


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.


Armada DOS The English fleet is moving out of Plymouth in the morning, with the Spanish at the horizon, initially out of sight. The yellow compass shows wind direction arrow and strength at the bottom.
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 The battle goes on through the night. The infantry can be moved from ship to ship, or to shore if needed. Much of the tactics of the time was focused on boarding an opponent.
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.

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

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


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

POMAH (51570) added Armada (DOS) on Jun 02, 2009
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (51570)