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Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War

Release Date: 21 SEP 2010

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: Ancients


Developer
Forced March Games


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Version: 1.00
Manual: PDF E-Book
Editor: No
Unit Scale: Division
Turn Scale: Monthly
Players: 1
AI: Yes
PBEM: No
Display Resolution: Minimum 32-bit color at 1024x768 or higher
Game Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
CPU: 2 GHz
RAM: 2 Gb
Video/Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with Pixel Shader 3.0 or later
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
Hard disk space: 400MB Free
CD-Rom: Yes, for boxed version
DirectX version: 9.0c

From Cannae to Zama – Bring the mighty Roman Empire to its knees!

Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War is a new and innovative turn-based strategy game that puts you in command of the Carthaginian military during a period of total war over land and sea with the young Roman Republic. With this military juggernaut of the ancient world at your disposal, you will vie for control over Italy, Carthage, Spain and the Mediterranean Sea using a combination of strategic political maneuvering and sheer tactical skill both on land and sea. Play consists of two layers; the first is a strategic layer where you must prudently steer your forces to the destruction of Rome’s army and the ultimate destruction of the Republic and city itself. At your disposal are a variety of unit types and historical commanders from which to form your armies.  On the tactical scale, when meeting the enemy in battle, skilled leadership and a knack for war come into play as you use a simple but engaging battle system to best your opponents.

Commanders would do well to be shrewd in both war and politics as they must use diplomacy and cunning to appease and satisfy their own senate while cultivating key alliances in places like Gaul and Syracuse. To ensure that no two games are alike, a variety of historical option cards are available in every game. These cards simulate a variety of plausible events like reinforcements, political influence, revolts, desertion, specialized battle tactics, and more.  The end result is engrossing and addictive turn-based gameplay and a challenging AI opponent that will keep you coming back for just one more challenge and to try just one more different strategy. Hannibal features truly unique historically themed artwork in nearly all aspects of the game. This is coupled with loads of high quality, Ancient period music to make for an immersive and wholly enjoyable experience!

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Features

  • Build your army from an array of different units and historical leaders each with their own attributes to storm across the Italian peninsula. When meeting the enemy in combat, engage in a simple but tactical siege/battle system.
  • Each side has a deck of option cards that simulate a variety of military and political events such as reinforcements, political influence, revolts, desertion, and battle tactics for Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.
  • There are three levels of difficulty, with additional game play features added at each of the two higher levels. As the difficulty rises, the player must contend with an increasingly uncooperative Senate and generals that have motivations and agendas of their own.
  • Victory is based on an intuitive points system where there are many shades of grey between outright victory and crushing defeat.
  • Petition the Senate for the replacement of any Carthaginian general who has suffered a defeat. At the mercy of a powerful and unforgiving senate some generals are not just dismissed, but executed!
  • Wage war across the ancient Mediterranean on a unique and beautiful map divided into 6 theaters of operation, 13 provinces, and 8 sea zones.
  • The system of option cards and the variety of elected Roman commanders makes almost every game different.
  • Several extensive tutorials and a robust in-game help system make picking up the sword and carrying on the campaign a breeze.
  • Use diplomacy and politics to convince the Carthaginian Senate to cooperate with your plans and to sway the allies of Rome to switch sides and fight alongside Carthage.

Reviews - From the Press

Game Shark's Most Under Appreciated Games of 2010
If this period in history intrigues you, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Review on GameCorner.pl
...simple and stylized, like the board game, but really deep, which is a real challenge.

Review on Gamer's Hall
88 - [Translated from German] Very good AI, sophisticated game mechanics, unique presentation...

Review on TLeaves
Hannibal is a unique little gem of a wargame... I simply cant recall the last time Ive seen a tile-based war game that looked this good.

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