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War of the Lance

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Apple II
Commodore 64
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Command armies, heroes, and special units against the evil Highlord Dragonarmies. Have your heroes quest for magic to help in your battles, use diplomats to gather nations to your side, and send armies out to the field to do battle or hunt down enemy heroes. Play against a human opponent, or against the computer controlled Highlord Dragonarmies.


War of the Lance DOS The elves are badly mauled...
War of the Lance Commodore 64 Someone from our party is wounded
War of the Lance Commodore 64 Finally I may do something
War of the Lance DOS The capital of the elven nation Silvanesti is under heavy attack

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User Reviews

The first mass-combat AD&D war game. This is history boys & girls. DOS Indra is stressed (20013)
A comprehensive fantasy war game that captures the struggle of good and evil. DOS Zen Gamer (72)
It's one of the Great Classics of the Past DOS willie sanderson (2)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Dragon Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 May, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Micro News Commodore 64 May, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 7.2 out of 12 60


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Originally, War of The Lance was going to be the rebirth of Chainmail, the literal father of D&D. However, when TSR realized that the cost of producing it would have made the box price almost $100 they abandoned the idea.

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