If you’re a Mac user and a fan of strategy games this is a good week for you. It has seen the release of one very good looking new title – Field of Fire – and the latest release in an epic and hugely popular series, Sid Meier’s Civilization V.
Here’s an Intro to Field of Glory, which is a turn-based strategy game based on a tabletop title and covering Roman warfare and some epic battles:
Field of Glory is an approachable and fun wargame system for your PC that covers the ancient and medieval worlds. Its intuitive user interface makes it an ideal game to pick up for new comers to the hobby, while it’s subtlety and depth ensure long term interest for the grognard.
Find out what it is like to be a Caesar at the battle of Philippi against Pompey. Command from the rear or inspire your men and risk death and injury in the front line.
The initial release covers the Rise of Rome from Zama in North Africa to the battles of Boudicca’s revolt in Britain. Later releases will expand to new periods and new areas of the ancient and medieval world.
Based on the popular Field of Glory tabletop wargaming system from Slitherine, developed by HexWar, the Mac edition has an easy to use interface with a focus on having a fun game. In particular it is very easy to play multi-player against other users across the internet.
Field of Glory goes for $39.95 and includes three expansion packs from its PC version. You can see more details on it and place an order here:
Civilization V is the latest installment of one of the most famous PC strategy games ever. It’s available via Steam under the SteamPlay banner, and is priced well considering you get both Mac and Windows versions of the game for $50. Moe information and purchase details here:
I’ve played a lot of the Civilization series over the years, but right now I think I want to have a go at Field of Fire, as I enjoy that era for strategy / war games.
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