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The game is another entry in a row of historic wargames by Dr. Peter Turcan. This time it is focusing on the battle of English fleet against Spanish Armada invaders, which took place near Plymouth on July 31st, 1588. You may either play as Lord Howard or Medina-Sidonia. It is also possible to play a two player game, or to take neither side (watching the computer playing both sides).

The battlefield is observed in 3D perspective, up to 30 orders are typed in certain pre-defined text format, which is combined with names of commanders, places and time of execution. You will get reports from your subordinates indicating whether or not your orders have been carried out completely besides watching the battlefield yourself.


Armada DOS The English fleet is moving out of Plymouth in the morning, with the Spanish at the horizon, initially out of sight. The yellow compass shows wind direction arrow and strength at the bottom.
Armada DOS This battle is computer vs computer, and we'll see both sides information. The Spanish fleet has red striped sails, as opposed to the blue striped English sails.
Armada DOS After a set time, the battle is considered over, and we get the results. This was the two-day budget battle, there is also a five-day version with more ships involved.
Armada DOS English fleet is intact, with 73 casualties; 19 points lost.
Spanish fleet lost 1 ship, with 150 casualties; 73 points lost.
The battle is considered a draw.

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Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Commodore User Amiga Jan, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1990 45 out of 100 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1990 4.4 out of 12 37
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1990 4.4 out of 12 37


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