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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 Amiga A second wave appears at the wall.
Rorke's Drift Amiga During battle phase, the combat plays out in real time.
Rorke's Drift Amiga Before the game begins, a parade of troops descend on the map.
Rorke's Drift Amiga Map screen.

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Rorke's Drift Magazine Advertisement Page 61

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Jul, 1990 84 out of 100 84
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 34 out of 100 34
Amiga Joker Sep, 1990 21 out of 100 21
Amiga Power May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17
Power Play Sep, 1990 4 out of 100 4

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Picard (45706) added Rorke's Drift (Amiga) on Jan 07, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Sabri Zain (987) and Terok Nor (32493)
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