Charge Of The Light Brigade (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Impressions - 1991 Worldwide Release

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Charge Of The Light Brigade
Packaging cover Charge Of The Light Brigade.
Product ID 018377-573251
Product UPC 5018377573251
Platform(s) PC
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1991
Publisher(s) Impressions
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation
Country of Origin United Kingdom

Description from the packaging.

From the producers of Rourke's Drift.

Includes: Detailed manual and historical background booklet.

The Charge of the Light Brigade, during the Crimean War, was one of the bravest, and saddest incidents in British Military History.

It resulted from an infamous misunderstanding between Lords Raglan and Lucan, and saw Lord Cardigan leading the Light Brigade on an advance up a valley toward a Russian gun battery. The valley was lined on both sides by Russian guns and soldiers- and the causalties were horrendous. Of the 673 men who began the charge, only 195 were fit for action at its end. Although the charge was successful, not for nothing did Tennyson describe it as "The Valley of Death" in his classic poem.

The Game
This battle simulation recreates the Battle of Balaclava, during which the Charge took place.

The game provides your chance to play all four major sectors of this epic battle- The Thin Red Line, The Charge of The Heavy Brigade, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and The Battle for the Redoubts.

Plan your strategy to use your smaller British, French and Turkish forces to defend against the larger Russian enemy... or play the Russians on the attack!

The System
The Charge of the Light Brigade uses a much-enhanced version of Impressions' highly acclaimed miniature-style system (as used in Rorke's Drift and Cohort).

Extremely popular, the system features beautifully animated figures, and lets you control each army unit (as shown on-screen by a soldier) individually - so you can watch the unit march off to obey your commands!

There are also very powerful group commands, so that you can order groups of soldiers into action at once- for example to send a Regiment of cavalry charging towards the enemy.

The system is very easy to use, being entirely mouse and icon-controlled, allowing you to enjoy the game without getting bogged down with complex commands.

The system has been improved from suggestions received from many happy Cohort and Rorke's Drift users.


  • 2-Player Option
  • Very large game area
  • Wide variety of types of troop
  • Over 500 pieces representing over 40,000 men
  • Play either side
  • Optional "Fog of War" and order-delay for added realism
  • Exquisite animated graphics

& Strategic and Tactical maps

Strategy with Style.

System Requirements

Required CPU AT 286
Required RAM 512K
Recommend Mouse Yes
Supported Audio Yes
Supported Video CGA

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Charge Of The Light Brigade. Retail Box back Charge Of The Light Brigade.



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