Ancient Battle: Rome is the latest iPad wargame app from Hunted Cow Studios – makers of the excellent Civil War: 1863 iPad wargame. This new game is the first one of this type that I can recall seeing that’s focused on an ancient era and in particular on Julius Caesar’s campaigns.
Here’s a slice of the game’s introduction and a little detail on some of the epic battles it covers:
Included in the initial release is ‘Caesars campaign in Gaul’ culminating in the classic siege of Alesia, and the campaign between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great, including the battle of Pharsalus.
You can also purchase additional campaigns, of the invasion of Brittania with the highlight of Queen Boudicca’s demise at the battle of Verulamum, and Germania with the Roman massacre at Teutoburger Wald.
And some of the game’s main features:
● High Definition Ancient Era Graphics.
● 6 Mission Tutorial Campaign.
● 8 Mission Gallia Campaign playable as Roman and Gaul.
● 8 Mission Italia Campaign playable as Caesar and Pompey.
● 30 Unique Ancient Units.
● Detailed Combat Analysis
● Flank Attacks
● Hours of Gameplay.
● Game Center Achievements and Leaderboards.
● Universal App (Works on iPhone & iPad)
Some of the unit types included are legionaries, elephants, catapults, heavy and light cavalry, various archers and more. I have enjoyed Hunted Cows’ Civil War game (my review is linked up above) a lot and also a couple of their World War II tank battle games. So of course I installed Ancient Battle: Rome as soon as I saw it available yesterday.
So far I’ve only had a chance to play through the tutorial campaign and start on the first mission of a real campaign. My first impressions are good. The gameplay is fluid, graphics are quite nice, and it looks fairly challenging. I’ll do a review when I’ve played through it a lot more.
Right now the game is on offer at a 50% off introductory price of $1.99 – until September 13.
Here’s an App Store link for Ancient Battle: Rome; it’s a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.