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« on: July 25, 2014, 01:28:30 am »


Chariots of Fire, the 14th volume in the Great Battles of History series of games, allows players to recreate battles from the Bronze Age, that period of time covering several centuries for which there is little “written evidence”.

The military period covered could be called The Chariot Era, and Chariots of Fire will, as much as possible, try to trace the rise of the chariot’s power as a military weapon. The game uses the basic mechanics and systems that have run throughout the Great Battles of History series, with some important modifications and adaptations that apply and highlight the era covered.

Historical Note: The period following The Bronze Age, from what is known as The Catastrophe of ca. 1200 BC to the rise of the Greek city-states, is almost totally devoid of any sort of information, and that includes archaeological remains. It is the true Dark Age of history. When the area emerged from that era, warfare had undergone major changes and chariots had been relegated to the sidelines.

Battles include: Sumer (ca. 2320 BCE), Sekmem (ca. 1870 BCE), Megiddo (ca. 1479 BCE), Senzar (1470 BCE), Astarpa (1336 BCE), Kadesh (1300 BCE), Nihriya (ca. 1230 BCE), Babylon (ca. 1225 BCE), Troy (ca.1200 BCE)

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For the rest of the battles, please visit my youtube channel.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 08:11:04 am »

One of my favourite GBoH titles.

Dynamic, free-wheeling and fun. Differences between chariots, tactical systems and armies. With a relatively simplified rule set.

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 01:28:14 pm »

One of my favourite GBoH titles.

Dynamic, free-wheeling and fun. Differences between chariots, tactical systems and armies. With a relatively simplified rule set.

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Same here, and one of my favorite calandale treatments.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 01:31:17 pm »

I met someone who wouldn't touch it (though it's his favorite era), because it's
all guesswork. I really wish I could convince him to try. He loves the rest of GBoH.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 01:44:06 pm »

I met someone who wouldn't touch it (though it's his favorite era), because it's
all guesswork. I really wish I could convince him to try. He loves the rest of GBoH.

Well, if its his favorite era, EVERYTHING that he has read/studied/watched has been guesswork.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 01:53:50 pm »

That's a pity.

As Kevin notes, it is all pretty much guesswork. And that goes for much of the GBoH oeuvre. At least as far as battle details and whatnot are concerned. The important thing is that it can be a hoot to play.

Perhaps he will come around.

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 06:40:29 pm »

I met someone who wouldn't touch it (though it's his favorite era), because it's
all guesswork. I really wish I could convince him to try. He loves the rest of GBoH.

Well, if its his favorite era, EVERYTHING that he has read/studied/watched has been guesswork.

Well, mainly he studies the literature. Homer et al. So, not really guesswork, but not very clear.
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