Wargame Construction Set

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Wargame Construction Set

DOS - 1988

Also released on: Atari 8-bit - Atari ST - Commodore 64

Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Editor / Construction Set, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Turn-based, Wargame
Publisher Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.63
4.5 / 5 - 12 votes

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Manual and refcard available

Description of Wargame Construction Set

A design-your-own simulation covering warfare from a tactical level throughout history. Marred by a system more attuned to World War II tactics than to a generic battle system, it was quite popular in its day.

Basically the user-modifiable source code of Roger Damon's previous works, the game's potential to design-your-own scenarios was limited by the failings of the system's mechanics. It was most applicable to the World War II era; a novice may well find its flexibility interesting, although the graphics are dated. [excerpt from M. Evan Brooks' Homepage]

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

OB 2023-12-09 0 point

@DAVE:
"Wargame Construction Set is available for a small price on GOG.com, and is no longer abandonware.
GOG.com provides the best release and does not include DRM, please buy from them!"

dave 2023-10-28 0 point

no downloads available?!?

KC 2019-12-20 2 points

I also had (have) this game on the C-64. The thought of making my own games intrigued me. However, even way back then I thought this "game" did not live up to my expectations. I thought it lame. I ended up making my own games on the C-64, without this editor.

fdisk 2015-11-10 3 points

manual & amiga key ref. card:
EDIT: Thx fdisk!

A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 1 point DOS version

The C64 version was well done. The PC port sucked donkey balls because it was very s-l-o-w, even when played on a 486. The game apparently wasn't CPU clock-based, but Real-Time, which only made the slowness that much worse. Not sure if DOSbox or D-Fend will allow this to be sped up any.

Khabir 2009-05-06 2 points DOS version

This was a fun game when I played it on my C-64. I made an urban gang war game with it. I'm not sure it holds up all that well these days, though.

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Wargame Construction Set is available for a small price on the following website, and is no longer abandonware. GOG.com provides the best release and does not include DRM, please buy from them! You can read our online store guide .

Game Extras and Resources

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ManualEnglish version 6 MB (DOS) RefcardEnglish version 2 MB (DOS)

Other Releases

Wargame Construction Set was also released on the following systems:

Atari 8-bit

Atari ST

Commodore 64

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