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Knights of the Cross is a strategy game based upon historic facts and a Polish novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz on the 15th Century conflicts between Polish and German nations. The game covers the period before and after the battle of Tannenberg (Grunwald) in the year 1410, one of most important battles of medieval history and one of great importance for both the Polish and German people.

It is a turn-based strategy game in which you can choose to play as a knight with your own army of either sides, following the orders of the King of the Polish Kingdom or the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.

You can fight up to 102 battles, 49 Polish and 53 German. As you finish the battles you can buy new units or upgrade old ones, as well as new equipment for your units (swords, armor, longbows and crossbows).

Different weather conditions (rain, snow, storms) affect your gameplay: direction and power of the wind influence the aiming precision of bowmen.


Knights of the Cross Windows Mission briefing
Knights of the Cross Windows Protect your flag.
Knights of the Cross Windows Starting a battle.
Knights of the Cross Windows Lexicon (here you'll find descriptions for all units)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Рыцари креста" -- Russian Spelling
  • "Krzyżacy" -- Polish Title
  • "Knights of the Cross: la bataille de Grunwald est entre vos mains" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Knights of the Cross: Die Schlacht um Tannenberg" -- German Title
  • "Cavaleiros da Cruz" -- Brazilian Title
  • "1410: Teutoonide Viimane Rünnak" -- Estonian Title

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User Reviews

Do you want to bear the cross? Xa4 (311) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2002 71 out of 100 71 Jan 22, 2003 10 out of 20 50 Apr 29, 2006 9 out of 20 45
PC Games (Germany) Dec 23, 2002 20 out of 100 20


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Version differences

The French release does not come with a manual, not even a .pdf file on disc.

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chirinea (44814) added Knights of the Cross (Windows) on Jun 28, 2005