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Game #2458
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Armada    View all Top Dogs in this genre
War   Real-time or real terrain

Rating: 8.23 (21 votes)

Armada box cover

Armada screenshot
Armada is the first naval wargame in an unrelated series of real-time wargames with isometric perspective by Peter Turcan. Unfortunately, it is also the most obscure due to much more limited distribution than his previous games. As a veteran wargamer observes in his concise capsule review of the game: "[Armada is] a British product... [that] covered the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588) by a motley crew of English adventurers, opportunists and patriots. Using a "commander viewpoint" and typed-in commands, it was somewhat difficult to learn the basic system, but it presented a unique perspective." Overall, Armada is an interesting application of the ground-based game engine used in Borodino 1812 on naval battles, but probably still too "dry" and clumsy for an average wargamer. Still, the second Turcan game based on this system, Dreadnoughts, improves over this spiritual predecessor in many ways, so you might want to check that one out.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Peter Turcan
Developer: PSS
Publisher: PSS
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: PSS
Theme: Historical, Naval
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Dreadnoughts, Wooden Ships & Iron Men, Napoleon in Russia: Borodino 1812

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