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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 Campaign editor
Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles DOS Select your army
Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles DOS Main Menu
Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles ZX Spectrum End of turn

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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Those were the days! ZX Spectrum Wayne Smith (3)

Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS May, 1989 742 out of 1000 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum May, 1989 742 out of 1000 74
Amiga Format Amiga Mar, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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