Vikings: Fields of Conquest - Kingdoms of England II
DOS - 1993
Also available on: Amiga
Description of Vikings: Fields of Conquest - Kingdoms of England II
As a re-release of Kingdoms of England, released only for the Amiga, Vikings: Fields of Conquest improves upon the Amiga version with better AI and enhancements for the PC market. The core of the game remains an interesting abstract game of economics and power politics in the Middle Ages, in which solid economic, diplomacy, and military models all coalesce into a challenging whole. The emphasis of the game is clearly on playability over realism, as students of history will be quick to observe various quirks and unrealistic features in the game. The game might also prove too "dry" for some, as most of the events are resolved with number-crunching of statistics behind the scenes.
Overall, an excellent game for anyone interested in a challenging, boardgame-style turn-based game, but probably not for novices to the genre or wargamers who crave realism and historical accuracy. On a side note, its sequel Vikings II offers little more than prettier graphics, and before that, Kingdoms of Germany is essentially the same game as this one, only with a less interesting geography. The game system was also planned to accommodate future expansions, but unfortunately it failed to attract enough public attention to warrant their releases.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Jeffrey 2017-07-03 0 point DOS version
I'm using DOSBox 0.74 to run the DOS version.
I frequently hit a bug, where instead of 0 troops defending, I have 255 swordsmen, crossbowmen, and champions. (They vanish after the battle.) In one case, this was followed by the game crashing; three of green's armies disappeared, in addition to the one that was ambushed.
Also, the AI never retreats, and sometime after a land attack, there's the "sea invaders could not retreat and were destroyed" pop-up. I remember the original working differently, which makes me think there's a "treat all AI attacks as sea invasion" bug.
This is all in about 2-3 hours of play.
guest 2015-04-23 -2 points DOS version
download the manuel from
hope it solves the hack protection (didnt test yet)
Strauss 2014-05-21 1 point DOS version
Ahh nvm theres a hot key, L. Can only be done while in game. Sneaky little way to do it. Fun game though! Set it on the hardest level and have at it!
Strauss 2014-05-21 0 point DOS version
Game works. Have the manual. I can save games... but how do I load a saved game? Manual doesn't say and I see no menu for it.
Porgy 2014-03-30 1 point DOS version
this is such a good game, the graphics are almost as good as minecraft. I am an add1ct.
karlrd 2013-06-06 0 point DOS version
how do you download it so it works..i downloaded the emulater then the game..but it wont run
mexbrush 2012-06-19 1 point DOS version
Awesome game, still playing time to time.
Manual can be found by any search engine, a quick search
Lord 2012-02-04 1 point DOS version
Stupid question, but I don't remember how to scroll the map?
norman 2011-05-26 1 point DOS version
how to deal with the password? does anyone has the full code to the password?
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