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This game is actually a lot like chess! It’s a games designed to simulate pitched battles in the Ancient world. There is a set of armies available from the earliest times until the fall of the Western Roman Empire, in 475 A.D.

You can design the terrain and/or units, set-up each side’s troops and then it's just on to the battle. You are doing nothing but fighting the battle you created.

There are also some pre-designed scenarios and maps for your enjoyment.


Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles DOS Here's your respective strengths, going into battle
Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles DOS Here's some information about what kinds of units such an army would contain
Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles DOS Defining a new unit type... I don't think I can find a sprite of an office chair for them to wheel into battle in.
Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles DOS And here is that battle!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ancient Battles: Enciclopedia de la Guerra" -- Spanish title
  • "Ancient Battles" -- Amiga Title

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Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1989 742 out of 1000 74
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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Daywalker (649) added Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles (DOS) on Jun 16, 2004
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