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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 Lord Howard is the English Admiral, and his fleet has just spotted the Spanish fleet, whose Admiral is Media Sidonia.
You can play either as a human or computer player.
Armada DOS The battle goes on through the night. The infantry can be moved from ship to ship, or to shore if needed. Much of the tactics of the time was focused on boarding an opponent.
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 As the day turns into evening, the colour of water and sky darkens. The battle reports are requested and arrive continously.

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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) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST 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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