Warlords

Warlords is a stratigic war game, fought out by eight different players, for the domination of the Kingdom of Illuria. It can be played by one to eight people, with the computer taking the remaining positions. The Kingdom of Illuria, after some severe internal disputes, has setthed under a sullen and uneasy peace. This truce has now disappeared, along with the arch-mage who imposed it. The eight empires of Illuria realize that this is their chance for total domination, a very unstable situation. Forces are being mobilized for conquest, and only one Supreme Warlord will prevail.
Your objectives in Warlords are brutally simple: to eliminate all organized opposition to your rule. To do this, you will have to control all eighty cities in the lands of Illuria, and thereby eliminate all seven opponents. There are many ways to achieve this, and brute force is just one of them. you might ally with dragons or wizards, or have your Heros search out and wield magical swords that will tip the battle in your favour. Clever military tactics and even economic warfare are possibilities too.
Developed by:
S S G
Strategic Studies Group, commonly known as SSG, is an Australian software development company that makes strategy wargames. They are the creators of the Decisive Battles of World War II series which includes the games The Ardennes Offensive game, Korsun Pocket game, and Battles in Normandy game, Battles in Italy game and Battlefront (2007).
Multiplayer:
No Multiplayer
Platform:
Dosbox
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Review by unknown author

Well, graphics and controls needing a bit of getting used to aside, the game is awesome. On current DOSBox 0.74 it works like charm, but maybe that's something of a Warlords version issue. (I have three versions laying around here, 1.01, 2.00 and 2.10, and I don't mean Warlords 2 by that, but Warlords 1 in versions 1.01, 2.00 and 2.10.) I don't think the game mechanics are too complex, that's true. But choosing your options sometimes can be quite complicated, as the combination of units in a group can lead to significant advantages, giving you opportunities to conquer even castles where you are outnumbered 2:1 by medium strength units with only one group attacking. Annoying parts: The sometimes not really properly triggering controls. If you want to know what I mean, just try and move a group not as a group but unit by unit (like to remove some weaker units from the group). It's intended to be used like that, but very often the game doesn't recognize all clicks, especially the right ones... And when the AI gets a dragon rather early in the game. So frustrating, as there is little against that in early game. Nice parts: Easy to learn, moderate to master. Feels best when played in coop against the AI. Just invite two friends, take 4-6 hours and have a lot of fun. And: Getting a dragon yourself early on. =)

Review by unknown author

For a game this old, it withstands the test of time.

It's not exactly complex and the graphics show their age, but for the time-period it was released it looks impressive.

Some people have mentioned having problems with DOSBOX and other emulators, but that's just as likely an issue with the emulator. It won't work on the NT 6.0 Kernal, so this may be a problem, especially in the future.

The AI is, well, artificial. I've seen it make decent moves, and I've seen it make bad moves. I've seen it play defensive when it should and I've seen it send a random stack of two light infantry to attempt to take a city fortified by a hero, a dragon, two demons, a stack of cavalry, and a bunch of heavy infantry for the chance to kill just one guy. It's still much better than most time period AI.

There's not much to the story because it plays out differently each time. Go figure - that's a staple of strategy games, especially from 1989.

The game interface is annoying to a first timer, but once you get the hang of it it becomes second nature.

Overall I give it a 8 out of 10.

Review by unknown author

In highschool or shortly thereafter, I used to play this game at a friends house on the weekends.I bought my own computer primarily, so that I could play this and Warlords II more often.I then played it until I burnt myself out.I give it five stars *****.
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  2/27/2016 7:53:00 AM - Warlord This is my favorite game beside Civ. Played it vs my best friends. ANy Qs, ask me... I'm the expert!
  5/16/2015 9:45:00 PM - dan Anyone able to play this on android?
  12/13/2014 10:02:00 PM - Guy a lot of people play on the .NET download?
  12/23/2013 5:12:00 AM - John An old classic!
  5/31/2013 11:40:00 PM - Mike lol
  1/8/2013 3:43:00 AM - Michael D Woah, I remember my childhood friend was so addicted to this game. He got us into it as well. Could never beat the guy tho lol. Blast from the past finding this here =)
  3/20/2012 6:39:00 AM - jhurd423 one of the most addictive games I have ever played
  11/19/2011 5:49:00 AM - Ehud Great game, shows its age but well balanced.
  3/21/2011 7:31:00 PM - Lord Bane plain awesome
  9/3/2010 8:31:00 PM - kk great game ;-)
 
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