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Theatre of War

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A Strategy Board Game Like No Other

The rolling hills of the battlefield lay before you as you carefully move your units into position. The clock is ticking, and the enemy is already attacking the vulnerable city near the center of the board with bomber units. Will you pull off your attack and annihilate the enemy? Or will you be outsmarted by your cunning opponent?

From the studio that created the Harpoon series comes this unique real-time strategy game set on a surreal tile-based board game battlefield. Wage war over three eras of combat: Clash swords and loose arrows in Medieval style, roll tanks and march infantry to victory in the Great War setting, and take to the skies with aerial units in the Contemporary mode. Each battle setting has its own unique set of pre-arranged battle scenarios to test your ability to use each unit’s strengths to your advantage, and to guard against their weaknesses. Put your strategic abilities to the ultimate test!

  • Engage your opponent in a game that looks like Chess, but plays like a real-time strategy game with individual unit stats, projectile attacks, and the ability to move multiple pieces simultaneously.
  • Gain the advantage by adjusting your view of the battlefield between a 3D angle and an overhead tactical perspective. Zoom in and out, and pan the camera around the battlefield to find and engage your enemy.
  • Play against the computer in 35 designed scenarios, or compete against a friend in the local two player versus mode.

Note: Original network multiplayer modes are included but, due to the age of this title, not supported for this release.
Release date
1C Company
Artech Studios
chien lin
1C-SoftClub, 1C Company, Ziggurat, Ziggurat Interactive, Chien Lin
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Pentium 4 or later
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 38 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: This game is powered by DOSBox.

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Theatre of War reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
I have a Very twofold opinion about this game: 1. + a Huge number of equipment the Company for Poland (yes, it is those that in the COP is the most of all), for me it is a divo. Huge maps, there is where to turn Detailed damage to the equipment and all that If you bring the camera as close to the technique-everything looks good. The Encyclopedia of Technics V2, has seen there such models, about existence of which I even had no idea. 2.-Scanty graphics at distance, complete absence of smoothing. Not much clear the combat system, I poke at the enemy, but the unit ignores me. Not a convenient camera, customize it "as it should me" almost impossible. Around the world of some dead-there is nothing going on, frozen picture. Sound: Oh God, it's terrible, I turned off the music in the first minute of the game. The Sounds of shooting machine guns, rifles, etc. are generally depressing, they do not want to hear them. In General, the rules of RTS on the Nout, play at work well or somewhere else.
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
For fans of strategies, history and realism-mandatory to pass: (9 of 10) Pluses: [+] A Huge amount of technology. A Huge number of nations, as well as the opportunity to play for France and Poland. [+] Realistic Enough fights (Shooting with rifles is carried out with 500 meters, and tanks shoot more with 1000, realistic behavior of artillery and equipment) [+] Perfectly worked out damage to Tanks and other equipment (Flying things that are on Technique, penetration affects completely the damage to the crew of the Inmid tank) [+] the Ability to improve their soldiers, give them rewards and improve their skills for the next task. [+] Quite a huge number of campaigns-8 pieces + 1 with separate tasks-that will make you pass the game for a long time. Interesting tasks, they are very interesting to pass because you always throw in different situations, virriating tasks and techniques. The Voiceover is pretty nice. [+] Goes to the old computers. Cons: [-] In This game there is no training that had to learn the game. The Editor is not clear how much he sat and tried to create a fight all in vain. [-] Sometimes PT shotguns and operators themselves inadequately behave (that the person refuses to shoot, the gun in the butt does not punch a light tank at all) [-] In later campaigns, the last tasks become incredibly heavy that makes pass from 10-20 times-and this Completely relieves the player and increases fatigue from the game itself. Note: [!] Graphics Although 2007, many of it is scolded but if you look in 2007 were just playing games with such graphics and it-the norm, in principle, the game Vygledit not bad in 2018, and gaming brings to naught all the disadvantages of graphics. [!] Aviation write not in pros and cons, because the game is pretty old-aviation in it more than works but a lot of fighters are very small. But In some cases it is interesting to observe.
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