Ancient Art Of War (Mac, 3 1/2" Disk) Broderbund Software - 1985 USA, Canada Release

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Ancient Art Of War
Product ID 47956-10455
Product UPC 047956104550
Platform(s) Mac
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1985
Publisher(s) Broderbund Software
Developer(s) Evryware
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Wargame
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

2500 years ago,
China's Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War, establishing principles of military strategy and tactics that remain valid to this day. Every great military leader has been influenced by Sun's writings. Every major war has seen them put into practice. Now you can enter the ranks of history's greatest military strategists. Apply Sun's teachings, and your own insights, to the most realistic game of strategy and tactics ever created:

The Ancient Art of War.

Fight the good fight. In The Ancient Art of War, you plan and carry out entire military campaigns, not just battles. You choose the makeup of the army, its weapons, its positions, its marches, even its battle formations. You direct troop movements on detailed campaign maps... then zoom in to command each battle on the actual terrain where the enemy engages you.

It's almost too real. Every variable of military strategy comes into play here. Do you attack the enemy directly, or try to cut off his supply lines? Do you put your troops on a fast march to take the enemy by surprise, and risk tiring them before the battle? Will you attack the enemy's fortifications, or try to lure them into the open field? You'll find out what it's like to make decisions like these in the heat of battle, because in The Ancient Art of War you actually play in real time.

Know your enemies. Try your hand against eight of the most brilliant military theorists ever to blacken our Earth, from the mythical Athena to Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan and Napoleon. When you're ready for the supreme test, take on the master himself: Sun Tzu. Each opponent uses his or her historically authentic approach to the art of war. By studying Sun's writings, you'll have some clue to your enemy's strategies- but you'll quickly discover that inspiration and improvisation are as important as theory.

Pick a fight. Any fight. The Ancient Art of War includes a powerful game generator that lets you create your own military campaigns from scratch. You determine everything from troop strength and position to the tiniest details of terrain. (Do you want that river shallow and fast-running or deep and slow-running? Do you want those mountains low and safe or high and dangerous?) Or, you can choose from a variety of pre-arranged campaigns against any of the eight opponents- and easily alter any of the variables in those campaigns for even more variety.

What's it like to meet Napoleon at your own Waterloo? To defend your homeland against the Mongol hordes? To go to war with the man who wrote the book? Are you smart enough, quick enough, innovative enough to claim your place in the annals of military legend? This is your chance to find out.

The Ancient Art of War
By Dave Murry and Barry Murry

  • Challenges in real time that will test your strategic and tactical creativity.
  • A comprehensive Game Generator that lets you define every detail of the campaigns you create.
  • Historic opponents who use their authentic military strategies.
  • Realistic action throughout the game, from strategy planning to execution of tactical maneuvers.
  • Strategy Guide based on military history and the writings of Sun Tzu.

System Requirements

Required RAM 128K

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