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Rorke's Drift

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Description

This game recreates the battle in 1879 where a British outpost at Rorke's Drift manned by 137 men managed to repel an attack by force of over 4,000 Zulu warriors.

This is a real-time strategy game where the player can pause the game and issue orders during a command mode, after which the orders are carried out and the battle progresses. You can only play as the British and two scenarios are available - one where the Zulus will attack according to the historical Order of Battle and deployment, and the other where the Zulus vary their strategy of attack.

Individual troops are represented in the game as animated soldier miniatures, with the player being able to move individual soldiers, resolve individual hand-to-hand combat situations and order a variety of different firing positions for each soldier.

Screenshots

Rorke's Drift DOS Title screen
Rorke's Drift DOS You can access a running 'score' of troops, wounded and dead at any time
Rorke's Drift Atari ST Overview map
Rorke's Drift DOS The battle map

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The Press Says

CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1990 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Sep, 1990 700 out of 1000 70
Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1991 65 out of 100 65
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 46 out of 100 46
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1990 34 out of 100 34
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1990 34 out of 100 34
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1990 21 out of 100 21
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1990 4 out of 100 4
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1990 4 out of 100 4

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Contributed to by Picard (29302), Sabri Zain (956) and Terok Nor (17840)