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ZOOM Legion
$14.95 (Win95/98/2000/Me/XP) (DVD Case) (LEGIONPR)

Publisher: Slitherine / Paradox / Koch Media

The Roman Empire

Augustus, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Hannibal, leaders that became legend during this chaotic time of Roman history. Now's your chance to join the ranks of these great strategists and conquer Europe during the time of the Roman Empire.

Legion is a revolutionary, high-level strategy game, which unfolds during the rich history that was the Roman Empire.

At the strategic level the player controls vast armies and must carve an Empire from the assortment of tribes and city states that occupied ancient Italy, Britain and France. At the tactical level the player must position their armies to take advantage of terrain and make use of the best formations, to ensure victory. Do you have what it takes to become the next Emperor?

Features:

Epic gameplay - there are large game areas, accurately mapping real world locations. All maps are based on real atlases of the ancient world. The size of the game world combined with the subtle interactions of the game model make for a truly epic game.

20+ sides - each game can have up to 20 AI sides to compete against, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, based on the nations that would have been present at the time of the scenario!

Diplomacy - with so many nations its impossible to win by conquest alone. Careful use of diplomacy will be required if you're going to succeed.

Huge realistic battles - choose how your troops deploy for battle, controlling their formations, making best use of the terrain available and allowing for their morale and experience. The combat model is being based on historical data to give the most realistic look and feel ever seen in a computer game. Hundreds of men will be displayed to give a really epic feel to the battles. All uniforms and weapons will be based on historical data to make sure they are as accurate as possible.

3D battlefields - the battlefield terrain will all be made up of 3D rendered terrain. Height will be modelled and will effect the combat model. Every location will have its own unique battlefield meaning up to 16,000 per map!

Multiple resources - collect 4 different resources types, each with their own specialist uses and methods of collection - Iron, Wood, Cloth and Food.

Detailed economics - control your cities, allocate workers to collect resources, control city growth, train new regiments. Increase production by constructing new buildings or upgrade your city hall to expand the amount of land that can be worked. Build fortresses for protection and to train better your soldiers.

Replayability - play each map a number of times in completely different setting. E.g. Initially fight over Italy to unify the tribes into the powerful nation of Rome. Later fight over the same map as the Romans when they are invaded by the fearsome Gauls.

Historical Accuracy - throughout the design of the game we have taken great care to ensure that the maps, the scenarios, the soldiers and the game engine capture the flavour of the ancient world and its warfare

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP: Pentium 233 MHz, 64MB RAM, 250MB free hard drive space, DirectX 8.0 (compatible Sound Card and 2MB Video Card)




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