From the dawn of history to the Roman Civil Wars, from Iberia to Cyprus, revive the ancient naval battles of the Mediterranean
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Nov 2, 2017

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December 7, 2017

Electronic Wireless Show Ep 26 - The most overlooked games of 2017

Podcast by Rock Paper Shotgun where they chat about some of the most overlooked and underappreciated games of this year.

They have been playing Mare Nostrvm and they liked it (Check minute 36:20!!)
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November 28, 2017

Mare Nostrvm - "De Bello Civili" Tournament

The first tournament for Mare Nostrvmis here! 16 brave captains and sailors are requested for this competition but beware. The Gods of the Abysses are eager to receive some sacrifice so be sure to not be part of them!

You’ll fight three of the major naval battles fought during the bitter years of the Great Roman Civil War (49–31 BC): Tauris, Naulochus and Actium.

To enter, go to the tournament page HERE!

The general tournament rules can be found HERE!

The first round will commence on Tuesday, the 5th of December 2017. No further entries can be accepted after the tournament has begun.

Specific tournament rules:
This tournament will involve 3 rounds. The battles will feature a progressive level of complexity, from the lowest to the highest.

Round 1: Tauris: Caesareans versus Pompeians, 47 BC, Low complexity

Round 2: Naulochus: Caesareans versus Pompeians, 36 BC, Medium

Round 3: Actium: Caesareans versus Antonians, 31 BC, High

Games are paired, so each matchup will be played both ways. First round pairings will be selected randomly, subsequent rounds using the Swiss Chess system. Nobody will play the same opponent in more than one round.

Round times and timing out:
Each round will last 10 days. The minimum number of turns for a full score is 4 and for active players is 2.

The challenge points are 100, and it will be split between the contenders depending on the final result of the battle, being a draw 50-50, and a total victory 100-0.
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About This Game

Mare Nostrvm is a strategy game by the developer of Qvadriga, and it is set during the turbulent war galleys era, when the civlizations along the Mediterranean Sea started to extend their ambitions towards new lands.

Naval Squadrons employ real tactics of that time, and the WEGO system will force you to think three moves ahead of your opponent!

Choose between fourteen ship types, ranging from the small and primitive penteconter to the powerful decares, and wage war in 24 historic naval battles!

Ram enemy ships, board them, or make use of your on-board harpax to make their encounter with Neptune the last!

- From the dawn of history to the Roman Civil Wars, from Iberia to Cyprus, revive the ancient naval battles of the Mediterranean. 24 historic naval battles, including Salamis, the final defeat of Xerxes in Greece, and Actium, Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra.
- Classic WEGO system. Plan the actions first, then execute and view a simultaneous turn resolution.
- Battle AI adapts to the tactical situation and the historical settings.
- Configurable skirmish battles allows choosing of map, size, wind and opposing sides, using a point buy system.
- Multiplayer mode allows multiple historical and skirmish battles to be played by two players using Slitherine’s easy to use PBEM+ system.
- 14 ship types, from the swift penteconter to the massive deceres, equippable with devices like engines, towers, harpax, corvus, rodian firepots or sails.
- Historical tactics and maneuvers, depending on the situation and the ship type. Ram, rake oars or grapple and board. Arrows, artillery and fire.
- Squadron system with chain of command, the ships needs to be under command to be able to receive orders. Admirals and commanders has special abilities and a squadron range, lines of ships could be arranged out of this range to give command to all of them.
- Gameplay features include crew fatigue, atmospheric phenomena like fog, rain and a variable wind system and special rules for treasure ships, local command, plague, anchored ships and transports.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 32 bit 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz (Dual-core Pentium and above recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible sound card

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