Legionnaire (C64, Cassette) Avalon Hill - 1984 USA, Canada Release

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Packaging cover Legionnaire.
Product ID AVALN0025
Manufacturer # 43502
Platform(s) C64
Packaging Retail Box
Media Cassette
Copyright date 1984
Publisher(s) Avalon Hill
Developer(s) Chris Crawford
Category(s) Entertainment, Strategy
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Julius Caesar 58-51 B.C.

The Power of Rome against the Barbarian Hordes.

Caesar wheeled his horse around to look west, down the slope at his troops. Beyond them, the Sequani were being dealt their harshest blows and he could hear the ringing of several thousand swords. He looked anxiously to the north where he had sent Crassus with his cavalry and saw only the top of the hill. His cavalry had drawn away Avedorix Bloodaxe and his Morini from the main battle, buying him time so that he could destroy the Sequani before Bloodaxe realized the ruse. His legions were well-trained, but they were still outnumbered two to one.

The charge of the Sequani had been relentless in their fury. When they broke through the Roman lines, squads of men were thrown into the battle to plug those holes. Despite the frenzied attack, the Roman line had remained strong. Caesar was confident that the might of Rome would prevail today.

A sudden roar erupted from 20,000 throats. Caesar turned north again to see a thick line of barbarian warriors! Crassus had failed him, and Avedorix Bloodaxe was waiting to charge down his flank.

Panic erupted in him, but Caesar ruthlessly suppressed it as he ordered his right flank back to face Bloodaxe's men. As he watched the barbarians charge down the hill, he hoped that his trained troops would be able to move in time to meet this threat.

Legionnaire is a real-time adventure where you command the Roman Legions against the Gaulish barbarian hordes. Designed by award-winning Atari programmer Chris Crawford, you have up to ten legions at your command, and over a dozen tribes from which to choose, from the weak Aedul to the frightening and powerful Huns. Out-numbered two to one, you must use the terrain and the fighting characteristics of the barbarians to out-wit and defeat them. And... it's a real-time game, which means that the action never stops! Can you do as well as Caesar did two thousand years ago?

For 1 player.
Playing Time: 20-45 minutes
Complexity Level: 6 [on a scale of 1 (introductory) to 10 (advanced)]

System Requirements

Required RAM 64K
Requires Joystick Yes

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Legionnaire. Retail Box back Legionnaire.



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