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Field Of Glory And Expansions Come To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Slitherine has announced the Mac release of its strategy war game, Field of Glory. Rise of Rome and Storm of Arrows, two "army pack" expansions are also available for the Mac version, and the upcoming Immortal Fire army pack is available for preorder. The game features both single and 2 player action, cross-platform play with Windows players, 141 battle group types, and a comprehensive scenario builder.

Alongside the main game the first 2 army packs, Rise of Rome and Storm of Arrows, are available on the store. Immortal Fire, the third army pack, will see a simultaneous release on PC and Mac on the 15th July and is available for pre-order now.

Field of Glory has been praised as 'accessible', 'accurate', 'satisfying', 'an excellent surprise' and 'a perfect wargame' by a number of press outlets around the world.
Inspired by the tabletop wargaming system, the digital edition of Field of Glory has been a worldwide success, bringing a great deal of innovation to the genre, especially with regards to the introduction of server based PBEM (Play by E-Mail) that makes multi-player accessible and fun and the revolutionary D.A.G. (Digital Army Generator) included in the army packs that allows player to create their own custom armies and battles and challenge other players over the internet.

The Mac version of Field of Glory is fully compatible with PC version, so Mac users can challenge PC users in multiplayer and vice versa.

Field of Glory:
Field of Glory is an approachable and fun wargame system for your Mac that covers the ancient and medieval worlds. It's 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 (www.fieldofglory.com), the Mac version takes care of all the calculations and measurements and just leaves you to make the important and fun decisions.
Inspired by the Field of Glory tabletop wargaming system 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.

Features:

  • Game play that allows key decisions to decide the results of historical battles.
  • Detailed and accurate depiction of ancient warfare (combat mechanics, leaders, morale).
  • Single and 2 player head to head modes with an internet based multi-player system. The system is truly revolutionary and takes all the hassle out of multiplayer gaming. Try it now!
  • 18 battles of varying size.
  • Play as Achaean League, Carthage, Caledonians, Gaul, Germanic Tribes, Macedonians, Spartacus Slave Revolt, Romans or even Romans vs. Romans at Pharsalus.
  • Comprehensive scenario builder is included. There are graphics for 11 different terrain types with western European and arid settings.
  • 141 different battle group types with almost limitless ability to modify their individual behaviour in the game.
System Requirements:
  • 1.6 GHz Intel processor.
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • OS X 10.4 Tiger (OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard recommended)
  • 512 MB free hard disk space
  • Integrated graphics supporting OpenGL 1.1 (Discrete graphics with 256 MB dedicated RAM recommended)
  • Display size at least 1024 x 600 pixels
Field of Glory costs $39.99. Rise of Rome and Storm of Arrows cost $24.99 each, or $19.99 each if purchased with Field of Glory. Immortal Fire can be preordered for $19.99.

Follow the links below for more information.

Slitherine
Field of Glory


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