Thursday, March 27, 2008
The American Civil War (ACW) Game Engine is being used to make a Dark Ages Game Engine. Similarly, the Units File Builder for the ACW is the basis for a Dark Ages Units File Builder. Obviously, this saves a lot of programming and builds on working code. For the Game Engine, some new rules reflecting combat in the Dark Ages will be implemented. For both the Game Engine and the Units File Builder, new unit types (Spearmen, Axemen, Slingers, Archers, Swordsmen, Leaders, etc.) and some new data items (Melee Factor, Missile Factor, etc.) have to be added.
The first game in the Dark Ages game series will be Clontarf, 1014 A.D., the 11th century battle battle which helped remove the Norse from Ireland.