Battlefield Commander: Ancient Warfare

Player Rating5.98/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 25 ratings since 10/25/2017
played 288 times (finished 29)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.
In this story game you become a commander from ancient times, leading your brave warriors into the greatest battles in history! Ranging from Ancient China to Carthage, Greece and Rome this story gives the reader the chance to command in over thirty battles in ten different campaigns to see if their decisions can win glory on the battlefield or merely consign themselves to an anonymous grave! The reader will fight alongside some of history's greatest commanders like Alexander the Great, Pyrrhus of Epirus and Bai Qi, the Human Butcher, in their quest to become the greatest general of them all! Let the fight begin! Author's Note: This is the long overdue and far more ambitious sequel The Trojan War, if it proves popular I will follow it with a sequel (or two) based, initially, on the rise and fall of Rome. I hope the reader enjoys the game aspect of this and good luck gaining the highest score possible! The Campaigns are best played in order and I've tried to include a mixture of countries and cultures in the selection of battles but naturally these are just my choices of ones I think might be interesting... :)

Player Comments

T'was fun!
-- Anon on 11/18/2017 3:59:32 PM with a score of 16910
honestly a little boring you just do a decition and a the warrior and enemy variables change. i like theidea of a game but it is WAY to simple mabye a recruiting option would be good so you could have archers or something for example an archer or catapult would be good in long range but a sword or axe man would be good in close range
-- improvements on 11/18/2017 1:54:30 AM with a score of 8900

That's realistic though. Maneuvering your own lines to protect your weakest point and break through the enemy's is pretty much all warfare ever came down to, from ancient times till the Civil War or so when advancing technology started forcing new strategies.
-- Mizal on 11/11/2017 9:54:09 AM with a score of 720
The writing is pretty captivating, but the strategy aspect seems somewhat lacking at times. The correct choice is almost always to attack the weakest section of the enemy line, which you are plainly told.
-- Victim on 11/10/2017 12:58:13 PM with a score of 13490
I really enjoyed this game! As a military strategy buff, this sort of thing was right up my alley and I enjoyed the effort you put into making the battles realistic. The routes that typically had you losing the least men were the lynchpins of the strategies that were discussed so the more instrumental the position you took was for the victory, the more you were rewarded. This would definitely be a learning experience for what made these strategies so effective.
-- Tyrannosaurusrex on 11/7/2017 2:09:26 PM with a score of 16910
I liked it but I would like longer campaigns for next time
-- Bingers on 11/1/2017 5:03:33 AM with a score of 470
It is quite an interesting concept for a game, but... I would rather have an additional option of selecting the troop type to be deployed in every battle, and the number of troops to deploy instead of having the computer do that for me. :)
-- TestingJest on 10/31/2017 4:49:12 AM with a score of 14860
i liked it and turns out i am a good general i did 2 campaigns Sparta/Thebes+Greece/Persian
-- AurondragonTyr on 10/27/2017 9:21:44 PM with a score of 6230
Well, this was great fun. It was cool learning about military tactics, as well as all the interesting tidbits of information there, like the Collosus of Rhodes' origin, although I'm super curious as to how to remove someone's kneecaps in ancient China.

The story was interesting and fun with a cool variable use to track kills and soldiers and that. The choices were all pretty straight forward and if you were paying attention you'd have been able to figure it out easily, like not using Roman Calvary against the Carthagian elephants when you used elephants to massacre Roman Calvary in a previous campaign, or accompanying the strong in the right flank rather than trying to hold the left. There was a few bits where a bit more information would've been helpful in making a choice, but that's neither here nor there.

I really enjoyed the story and learning about bits of history that isn't really focused on a lot. Really, on all regards its another classic game from Will, and it was a pleasure playing it.
-- Steve24833 on 10/25/2017 9:49:02 PM with a score of 13470
I haven't made it through all the battles yet but this is something refreshingly different and fun. Another great historical game from Will.

Personally I would have stuck a variable in there to make readers play through at least three battles or so, because depending on which you pick (especially if you start with an Easy campaign instead of going in chronological order) you can reach that End Game link in an eyeblink.

And even though I get that it would have expanded the work required by quite a lot, I kept feeling like this could use a map and glossary or a few details like that just to put the scenarios in context for people who aren't really familiar with these areas of history outside of movies.
-- mizal on 10/25/2017 6:33:10 PM with a score of 5790
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