Legion is the working title for a revolutionary strategy game based in ancient Rome. At the strategic level the player controls vast armies and must carve an Empire from the assortment of tribes and city states that occupied ancient Italy and France. At the tactical level the player must position their armies to take advantage of terrain and make use of the best formations, to ensure victory. Do you have what it takes to become the next Emperor?
Epic gameplay - there will be large game areas, accurately mapping real world locations. All maps are based on real atlases of the ancient world. The size of the game world combined with the subtle interactions of the game model make for a truly epic game.
20+ sides - each game can have up to 20 AI sides to compete against, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, based on the nations that would have been present at the time of the scenario!
with so many nations its impossible to win by conquest alone. Careful use of diplomacy will be required if you're going to succeed.
choose how your troops deploy for battle, controlling their formations, making best use of the terrain available and allowing for their morale and experience. The combat model is being based on historical data to give the most realistic look and feel ever seen in a computer game. Hundreds of men will be displayed to give a really epic feel to the battles. All uniforms and weapons will be based on historical data to make sure they are as accurate as possible.
the battlefield terrain will all be made up of 3D rendered terrain. Height will be modelled and will effect the combat model. Every location will have its own unique battlefield meaning up to 16,000 per map!
collect 3 different resources types, each with their own specialist uses and methods of collection - Iron, Wood and Food.
control your cities, allocate workers to collect resources, control city growth, train new regiments. Increase production by constructing new buildings or upgrade your city hall to expand the amount of land that can be worked. Build fortresses for protection and to train better your soldiers.
play each map a number of times in completely different setting. E.g. Initially fight over Italy to unify the tribes into the powerful nation of Rome. Later fight over the same map as the Romans when they are invaded by the fearsome Gauls.