Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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September 27

Field of Glory II Rise of Persia is out

The earth will crumble at the sound of trumpets. The Cradle of Civilization will witness the blood of thousands of warriors ready to die for their kings and their gods.

Kingdoms rise and fall, only the echoes of their glory remain.

Rise of Persia - the fourth DLC in the Field of Glory II series - is available, bringing players back to 681 BC.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/876360/Field_of_Glory_II_Rise_of_Persia/

Play with Assyrians, Babylonians, Cimmerians, Cypriots, Egyptians, Elamites – and many other factions – and unleash the power of Heavy Chariots, Guard Foot, Egyptian Massed Archers, Gibborim, along with other units of the time for a total of 32 new units!

Eager to see Rise of Persia in action? Don’t miss our official Twitch Stream at 6 pm BST!

https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup

Further, as said in a previous announcement, the accompanying free patch adds tons of new features and elements (Praetorian Guard and Peltasts included). Click here to read the full changelog
https://steamcommunity.com/app/660160/discussions/0/1735466157773319373/

Finally, if you are eager to give yourself a challenge, the Rise of Persia Tournament is opening its gates for recruitment!

Anyone who has Field of Glory II can enter. You do not need to own any of the DLCs to enter. You are all invited!

http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/tournaments.asp
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September 11

Rise of Persia will come with a free update (Praetorian Guard and Peltasts incoming)

Rise of Persia – the upcoming DLC for Field of Glory II – won’t just feature a tremendous collection of Army Lists from the factions of the period. As always, the DLC’s release will come with a free update improving many elements of the entire franchise, ranging from gameplay mechanics to AI behaviour.

store.steampowered.com/app/876360/Field_of_Glory_II_Rise_of_Persia/

But this time, the update is way juicier than ever. Some of you have asked about the lack of any direct reference to Praetorian Guard units and Peltasts in any Army Lists available. Well, your requests have been answered.

Rise of Persia will add - to the regular game and the other DLCs as well – units like the Praetorian Guard, Praetorian Guard (Late), Greek Peltasts, Thracian Peltasts, Massed Thracian Peltasts, Thracian Spearmen, and several other new units for free! These new units are part of a major army list overhaul affecting Greek, Thracian, 1st-3rd century AD Roman, Sassanid, Parthian, Indo-Parthian, Kushan and Byzantine army lists.

Kudos to the developer for this great work!

Look at the screenshots below!









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Reviews

“Turn-based strategy wargame experience that brings the best features of its previous tabletop and PC gaming outings together in a deep and enjoyable tactical experience”
8.5 – Game Watcher

“Like its forerunners, FoGII produces gripping battle after gripping battle. Even the three tutorial skirmishes are absorbing”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The games I played nearly always saw a slugfest until one side broke en masse and the slaughter began. This is what the tabletop game tended to portray and I am told, how it was for most of the ancient military era. When this sort of realism is fused with all of the above, this makes FOG2 a must buy”
Wargamer

Out on September 27th



This expansion extends Field of Glory II back to 681 BC, and allows players to experience the last flowering of chariot warfare in the ancient near-East. It chronicles the decline and fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, the rise of the Median and Babylonian Empires, and the conquest of these and the Lydian and Egyptian Kingdoms by the Achaemenid Persians.

About This Game





Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLQrYLOdjwRhRGu4XIKMZYGIMmtzdmrqlL&v=veTBw3GCZ4w

The game that brought the fun and excitement of the tabletop experience to digital form is back. Developed by legendary designer Richard Bodley Scott in a completely new 3D engine, Field of Glory is ready to set new standards in computer wargaming.

Field of Glory II allows you to fight large or small battles for or against Rome, or between the other nations who are as yet unaware of the Roman threat, or what-if battles between nations that never actual came into conflict historically, but might have done if the course of history had been different.



Take command of a huge variety of armies employing vastly different tactical doctrines. Lead your chosen army and its named generals to victory in set-piece historical battles or "what-if" custom battle situations against an AI or human opponent.




Victory will require determination and tactical mastery!


FEATURES

  • Accurate simulation of Ancient battle in the last three centuries of the pre-Christian era.

  • 86 historically accurate units, built from fully animated 3D troop models, each with many variants. These allow Field of Glory II to represent the full range of troop-types and tactical doctrines that make this era one of the most interesting to wargamers and military historians. To name just a few, there are Roman legionaries before and after the reforms of Marius, Greek hoplite and Carthaginian African spearmen, Hellenistic pike phalanxes, thureophoroi spearmen and xystophoroi lancers, Gallic warbands, Skythian horse archers, Sarmatian lancers, Roman, Carthaginian, Greek and Gallic spear-armed cavalry, war elephants, Celtic and Indian chariots, scythed chariots, a wealth of light troops and many many more.

  • 12 Historical scenarios covering key engagements of the period on an epic scale. These include Bagradas 255 BC, Trebia 218 BC, Cannae 216 BC, Ilipa 206 BC, Zama 202 BC, Magnesia 190 BC, Pydna 168 BC, Chaironeia 86 BC, Tigranocerta 69 BC, Bibracte 58 BC, Carrhae 53 BC and Thapsus 46 BC. The player can play as either side.

  • Custom Battle system allows unlimited “what-if” scenarios using historically realistic armies from carefully researched army lists, on realistic computer generated terrain maps. Armies covered include Romans, Carthaginians, Hellenistic Kingdoms (Macedon, Seleucids, Ptolemaic Egypt etc.), Gauls, Ancient Britons, Galatians, Spanish, Numidians, Spartacus’s Slave Revolt, Thracians, Skythians, Sarmatians, Parthians, Indians and lots more.

  • Campaign mode allows you to rewrite history as you play through the battlefield careers of some of ancient history’s greatest generals, or war with any ancient nation against any other. Each victory increases the experience and elan of your core units. Quick to resolve strategic decisions allow you to go straight from one battle to the next without any delay.

  • Random map generator produces an infinite variety of historically realistic battlefield maps for custom battles and campaigns. Scenarios include open battle, pursuit, awaiting reinforcements, enemy awaiting reinforcements, flank march, rearguard action, advance guard, remove the head, and protect the baggage.

  • Classic turn-based, tile based gameplay.

  • Easy to use interface, hard to master gameplay.

  • Cohort-sized units. Battles can range from a few units to as many as 80 units per side.

  • Named generals who can influence combat and morale of units under their command.

  • Single player and multiplayer battle modes.

  • Effective AI makes sound tactical decisions.

  • 6 difficulty levels allow the challenge to increase as you develop your battlefield skills.

  • Numerous different unit organisations, combat capabilities and tactical doctrines allow full representation of tactical differences and developments through the period.

  • Mod friendly game system with built-in map editor.

  • Multiplayer mode allows historical scenarios and “what-if” scenarios to be played by two players using Slitherine’s easy to use PBEM server.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2.0GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1541 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

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