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HPS Simulations is proud to announce the release of
A Paul Bruffell Game:

Roman Civil Wars

Immortal Strife
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Roman Civil Wars focuses on the famous battles of the years 55 BC to 10 AD where legionary fought wild barbarian tribesmen, Parthian horse archers, and all too often, other legionaries. The era of the Roman Republic and early Empire was a time of great military conflict. This period saw the Civil Wars of Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great, Augustus and Marc Antony, as well as Caesar's conquest of Gaul, Crassus' disastrous expedition against the Parthians, and Rome's push over the RhineRiver and into Germania.
It was in these wars that the Imperial Roman army would be forged. The basic legionary unit was the cohort, supported by various auxiliary forces.
Cross the Rubicon
The First Triumvirate, 59 BC - 53 BC, saw Caesar, Pompey and Crassus divide the Roman world among themselves. But this fell apart with the death of Crassus at the battle of Carrhae against the Parthians. Caesar and Pompey then fought for supreme power, 49 BC - 44 BC. Caesar triumphed, but following his assassination the second Triumvirate of Octavian, Lepidus and Mark Anthony ruled the Republic from 43 - 33 BC.
The Triumvirate soon fell out among themselves and another civil war was in the offing. The decisive battle of Actium in 31 BC saw Octavian defeat Mark Anthony and become the first of the emperors as Augustus. Octavian consolidated the frontiers and expanded Rome's domain in to Germania. In 9 AD the German disaster of Teutoburger Forest resulted in the destruction of three Roman Legions and temporarily halted Rome’s expansion.
So ended a century of warfare, the momentous effects of which are still with us to the present day.
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Take Command
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In Roman Civil Wars, you take command. You choose your army, your troop types, weapons and armor, then play them against the computer AI or a human opponent. The game combines history with playability to deliver an exciting tactical level conflict on Rome's battlefields.
The game includes all of the previous series capabilities, including a Scenario Editor for editing and creating new scenarios and orders of battle. New features include – unique unit types, competition style battles, limited missile supply, and morale impact. Additional free expansion packs are also available: Jerusalem Wars, and German Wars, adding even more scenarios, units, and terrain types (see the Updates Page).
These additions make for a new and exciting game in HPS's Ancient Warfare series.
Roman Civil Wars Play Options
  • Single player vs. the AI
  • Two player hot-seat
  • Play by email (PBEM)
  • Note: There is no direct Internet/LAN play option.
  • 1.0 GHz Pentium/equivalent
  • Windows XP or greater
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 350 MB free space on hard drive


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After Action Reports
These After Action Reports describe actual games submitted by players and testers. They describe how to create and play scenarios, while at the same time providing a good idea of how the game plays including some of the intricacies and options.
After Action Report 1A: Creating a campaign game of the Teutoburg Forest Disaster in 9AD.
This campaign recreates the destruction of the three Germania Inferior Legions: the XVII, XVIII and XIX. In this action, the Roman commander Varus was defeated by Arminius and a loose coalition of German tribes.
After Action Report 1B: Teutoburg Forest: Playing Varus.
This AAR covers the three battles created for the Teutoburg Forest Campaign: Teutoberg Forest – Day 1 Afternoon, Teutoberg Forest – Day 12 Afternoon and Teutoberg Forest – Day 3 Afternoon. The report describes how the player fought each battle, and how the outcome affect his starting condition and reinforcements for subsequent battles in the campaign.
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