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Author Topic: Punic Wars 2 released by HPS on 1st July  (Read 2870 times)

Paul Bruffell

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on: July 07, 2023, 02:41:49 PM
'Punic Wars 2' is more than just an upgrade on 'Punic Wars' and replaces the original version. Punic Wars 2 provides the following improvements compared with version 1 -

1 - Introduction of a new 2D view using black silhouette figurine icons on unit counters instead of NATO symbology giving the whole game a more realistic feeling of the period.
2 - Introduction of background music inspired by ancient history (composed by Tyler Cunningham).
3 - Punic Wars 2 covers an extended period of warfare compared with Version 1. The period now covered is 300 BC to 190 BC to include the First and Second Punic Wars, the Mercenary Wars waged by Carthage, the Pyrrhic Wars, the Gallic invasions, Antiochus III and the First and Second Macedonian Wars.
New features include -

- Six armies available with the option for any one combination of armies to combat any other combination. The scenarios are not confined to playing Rome Versus Barbarians.
- Improved chariot warfare - chariots can now pass through infantry not in a solid 'Line formation'.
- Scenarios allow for gradual changeover from the earlier Roman phalanx formation with long spears to the legionary manipular system with swords and heavy javelins.
- Improved AI play. When the AI is the Roman player, it is more aggressive.
- Menu option to place Unit Information Boxes on the far left hand side of the screen. Default is to locate these boxes on the far right of the screen. You can Drag and Drop these boxes anywhere on the screen.

Check it out at HPS Simulations Ltd web site


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Reply #1 on: July 07, 2023, 04:31:50 PM
thanks for the deets!

we did have it included in the 'new releases' in this past #TuesdayNewsday


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Reply #2 on: July 17, 2023, 10:49:26 AM
Interesting! Thanks