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The Ancient Art of War at Sea

DOS - 1987

Also available on: Mac - Apple II

Alt names アート・オブ・ウォー 海戦版, Art of War Kaisenban
Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Naval, RTS, Real-Time, Wargame
Publisher Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Developer Evryware
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.60
4.68 / 5 - 34 votes

Description of The Ancient Art of War at Sea

Barry and Dave Murry follows up on the ground-breaking Ancient Art of War (AAOW) with Ancient Art of War in The Sea, a logical offshoot. Although the game engine remains virtually unchanged, much more content has been added by way of detailed scenario backgrounds and larger maps that make an average game last much longer.

As in AAOW, getting into the game is a simple affair of choosing your opponent and battlefield. The fun part is seeing the results your tactical prowess (or lack thereof) in real-time on the battlefield. Here is your chance to fight Thor Foote, Duke of Medina Sidonia, Blackbeard, Martin Tromp, John Paul Jones, and Lord Admiral Nelson. Battle locales are no less diverse and interesting: pirate-infested Caribbean, straits of Juan de Fuca, Old Finly (fictional), 1588 Spanish Armada invasion of England, Quiberon Bay, Trafalgar, and even includes finding the Bismarck in the Atlantic.

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Lanoon 2019-11-07 1 point DOS version

There is an EGA/Tandy version. Think I saw it on

Televicious 2019-08-23 1 point DOS version

Coulda sworn there was a 16 color mode for this game. either EGA or composite CGA.

skuba 2013-06-23 1 point DOS version

this game was off the hook back in the day!

Sorscha 2013-03-08 1 point DOS version

I like turtles. And Ancient Art of War at Sea.

To Old 2012-06-19 -1 point DOS version

I got this game in Saudi Arabia for my kids way back in the 80's and came on a 5 1/2" floppy disk, we had an Amstrad 1640 back then and had so much fun with it, however, as we moved from DOS 3.3 and the 16 bit platform we found it difficult to play.

c4 2011-08-13 0 point DOS version

This was a great game

HuntingTarg 2010-12-06 0 point DOS version

I could never get this game to work right on DOS 5.0 or 6.0; what little I could play of it was fun and challenging, but for all the historical authenticity, it wasn't in my top 10 childhood computer games.

ednapina 2010-11-08 0 point DOS version

this reminds me of my childhood... thanks for sharing this game

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