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'The Charge of the Light Brigade' recreates the battle of Balaclava in 1854 during the Crimean War, when 25,000 Russian troops attempted to take control of this strategically important area from the outnumbered allied British, French and Turkish forces.

This is a real-time strategy game and the player can change the speed at which the battle progresses. You can play either the Allies or the Russians, and choose either a computer opponent or play against another human player.

Orders can be given in two modes - 'Unit Mode' where you can give orders to individual units or 'Group Mode', where you can give orders to groups of up to 8 units. Units are represented in the game as animated soldier miniatures, allowing you to select and change groups to five different types of line, column and square formations.


The Charge of the Light Brigade Atari ST Russian cavalry
The Charge of the Light Brigade DOS Russian lancers sweep past the entrenched Turkish positions
The Charge of the Light Brigade DOS Opening menu
The Charge of the Light Brigade DOS Russian infantry follows closely behind and spike the Turkish guns

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Alternate Titles

  • "La Corica dei 600" -- Italian title
  • "Der Angriff Der Leichten Brigade" -- German title
  • "De Charge de la Brigade Légére" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1991 52 out of 100 52
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1991 5 out of 12 42
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1991 5 out of 12 42


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