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Heirs to the Throne (DOS)

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Description

Fantasy-themed strategic/managerial wargame. The premise is that in a vast continent made up of warring fiefdoms a king arose and unified the whole land. Eventually the once warring barons agreed that they couldn't live peacefully with each other and the king was assassinated while the sole heir was conveniently out fighting in the Crusades. You play one of this barons who must expand his starting territory and conquer the entire kingdom. Gameplay is phase-based and you have to do all sort of things from commanding armies and devicing combat strategies to managing your budding villages and fiefdoms by collecting taxes, recruiting, and balancing your checkbook.

The game includes a series of gameplay options to modify and create your own game modes. You can select the size of the kingdom, the amount of territory to be explored, the chances of random events, and there's even an option that makes the game a race against the clock as you try to get the kingdom before the rightful heir returns. Includes hot-seat multiplayer support for up to 4 players.

Screenshots

Heirs to the Throne DOS ...which is heavily fortified with a citadel.
Heirs to the Throne DOS Attacking an enemy baron's homeland...
Heirs to the Throne DOS In movement and attack phase, you move soldiers between provinces on the zoomed map.
Heirs to the Throne DOS The battle screen. Armies are represented by the red bars. The landscape has an influence on the defender's strenght.

Alternate Titles

  • "Erben des Throns" -- German title

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The Press Says

Power Play Jan, 1993 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1993 67 out of 100 67

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Extras

The German version box contained either four 3,5" DD or three 5,25" HD disks, the game manual, a technical booklet, a quick reference card, a registration card, a poster of the cover artwork and - nice feature - a sheet of pre-printed stickers for backup disks.
Zovni (9360) added Heirs to the Throne (DOS) on Aug 24, 2001
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