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DescriptionA turn-based strategy game set in World War I, using a similar engine and gameplay system to Battle Isle
Both players act simultaneously on a split screen. While one player can move his units, the other can attack and vice versa. The results of battles are shown in animated sequences.
Terrain affects the performance of units, and seasons affect the likely terrain. Different units are introduced as the game and war progress, with more air and sea battles later on.
There are 24 single-player maps in the game, which can be played from either the German or French perspective. In addition, there are 12 two-player maps.
The game also includes a lot of information about the period: after each mission, historical facts about two months of wartime are displayed.
- "History Line: 1914-1918" -- Alternate spelling
- "Historyline: 1914-1918" -- European title
Part of the Following Group
|Great World War I Strategy Game||gylgamesh (2)|
The Press Says
|PC Games (Germany)||Nov, 1992||88 out of 100||88|
|Power Play||Dec, 1992||86 out of 100||86|
|MikroBitti||May, 1994||86 out of 100||86|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||1993||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Games (Germany)||Nov, 1993||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Player (Germany)||Oct, 1993||78 out of 100||78|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Dec, 1992||9 out of 12||75|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|march piece in soundtrack?||9||YID YANG (164527)
Mar 02, 2012
Battle Isle PlatinumThis game is also contained in the Collection Battle Isle Platinum , though there it was announced neither on the package nor in any advertisement.
SeriesThis was vaguely intended to be the first in a series of Historyline games detailing different wars. The CU Amiga review states that the Roman, Medieval and Napoleonic eras were considered. What became of this idea is unknown.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Strategical of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
- PC Games (Germany)
- Issue 01/1993– Best Strategy Game in 1992
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1993 – Best Strategy Game in 1992
Terok Nor (17704) added The Great War: 1914 - 1918 (DOS) on Feb 17, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (17704)
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