Freeverse (http://www.freeverse.com) has released Slitherine’s hit wargame Field of Glory for Mac OS X (10.4 and higher), and its three expansion packs, Rise of Rome, Storms of Arrows and Immortal Fire.
Here’s how the game is described: “For the first time ever, the incredibly deep yet accessible turn-based strategy masterpiece developed by HexWar is available for the Mac OS X. Drawing on the strengths of Slitherine’s original tabletop gaming system of the same name, Field of Glory gives players the chance to experience historical warfare set during the Rise of Rome, spanning Zama in North Africa to the battles of Boudicca’s revolt in Britain.
“Players can choose to battle against enemy AI or compete against other players in multiplayer mode online. Wage multiple battles at once, using the seamless asynchronous play mechanics of the play by email system (PBEM).
“And with the additional game packs now available, you can expand battles to include the most famous battles of the medieval period, as well as the Greek & Persian and Macedonian & Punic wars. With both single player and head to head multiplayer modes, Field of Glory is a must have for every war gaming enthusiast.”
“Rise Of Rome: Expanding on the customization features of the original Fields of Glory, this first expansion pack introduces the Digital Army Generator, so players can design their own custom armies. Also includes 5 new types of terrain, 100 new unit types such as Camels, Scythed Chariots and Artillery, and 6 new battles from the Greek & Persian as well as Macedonian & Punic wars.
“Storms of Arrows: A Medieval revolution — take the field in Western Europe and fight the battles of 1300 to 1500 A.D. With 26 period specific armies to choose from and exciting new military units to deploy like Knights, Crossbows, Medieval Artillery and Battle Wagons, the expansion pack allows recreation of the most hard fought battles of the period – or play what if using the full compliment of Romans armies and Medieval forces.
“Immortal Fire: Enhancing the Fields of Glory gaming system even furhter, this expansion pack offers countless game improvements and new content for the original Fields of Glory game, including 40 new maps, 8 new scenarios, 100 new military units, Improved enemy AI, and the ability to issue multiple orders to the same unit.”
Field of Glory costs US$39.95. The expansion packs are $24.95 each.