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War 70 is a strategy Napoleonic war game for two players set in the mid 18th century. The game consists of a map of the whole battle area with both players representing a country next to their opponents country. The aim is to to captures the other player's Capital City and hold it for 3 successive days to be declared the winner. Each player has nine armies consisting of infantry, cavalry and artillery units and the player has 4 group moves a turn with each turn taking the equivalent of one day. As the groups are moved, two opposing armies will meet and the screen moves to a closer view of the impending battle. Here each player can use their army's men and weapons to try to defeat the other army and the battle ends when a player is victorious or a player retreats. Each player also has the option to receive the status of each of their armies and the map has a total of 32 locations to move to.


War 70 ZX Spectrum The battlefield
War 70 ZX Spectrum Title Screen
War 70 Commodore 64 Game start
War 70 Commodore 64 Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Napoléon" -- French title

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Cambridge Award

The game came 2nd in the Cambridge Awards 1983. The awards are for programming on the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 with a first prize of £1000 and is sponsored by Sinclair User and Cases Computer Simulations.
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