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Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece Released

With a new blog comes getting to know your hosts. I think that makes it easier for the reader to attach themselves to the blog in question, right? Knowing what makes each particular writer tick only helps you guys in the end. Danielle has her platformers and self-obsessed geekdom, Brandon loves toys and food, Mike has seen every horror film ever made, Todd has an unhealthy Felicia Day fetish, and I love ancient history. I just read a great book on the Second Punic War called The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic which is an easy read and details the ins and outs of one of the most important moments in history.

So, that said, Longbow Games has released its Gold Edition of its terribly unappreciated yet anciently awesome real time strategy game Hegemony: Philip of Macedon, dubbed Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece. Check out the website for the details and watch the trailer. This indie game is really, really good. If you want more info check out Troy’s review of the original.

6 thoughts on “Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece Released

  1. I know where you’re coming from, Bill. Playing the demo of Hannibal got me reading Livy’s book on the Second Punic War, which has been sitting on my bookshelf unread, except for the occasional browsing, for about 25 years. It’s a bit tedious in places, but he’s great with the little vignettes. I always thought of the the Romans as hardheaded realists. I had no idea that they were so superstitious, even to the point where it might have been detrimental to their strategy and tactics. I also bought the Hegemony game on the last Steam sale and am really looking forward to it. I’ll probably end up reading Arrian or one of the other ancient commentators on Alexander just to fill in the history.

  2. You know I always wanted to read Livy, and the Greek historian Plutarch but never have. I really should do that.

    There were so many eye openers in the Cannae book for me and yes the superstitions were one of them and that his elephants were even LESS useful than I had assumed. I always knew they were more for show but man…

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