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In the 14th century, England has a presence in France, and as Charles, it's up to you to get rid of them. You are heir to the throne, and will have power if you can recapture the city of Rheims from the English, with Joan's help as everybody else thinks it's a lost cause.

Combat is one major aspect of this arcade-strategy hybrid. Armies are made up of archers, cavalry and foot soldiers, whose movement and firing angle must be controlled. Storming a city also involves defeating some staunch defences.

Once you have overall control, your goal is to reunite France, by retaking each city in turn. You must raise taxes so as to have the adequate funds (but don't let provinces become unhappy, they can rebel), and use this money to fund a big army. Sometimes the pen is mightier than the sword though - many devious diplomatic tactics are available, including bribery and poison.


Joan of Arc: Siege & the Sword Amiga We are victorious on the battlefield
Joan of Arc: Siege & the Sword DOS Unable to load game (EGA)
Joan of Arc: Siege & the Sword DOS Begin game (EGA)
Joan of Arc: Siege & the Sword Atari ST At least Simon was doing something useful

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Alternate Titles

  • "Joan of Arc" -- Amiga European title
  • "Jeanne d'Arc" -- German title

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1988 912 out of 1000 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Dec, 1988 912 out of 1000 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1989 912 out of 1000 91
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1989 73 out of 100 73
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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