Title Fields Of Glory Game Type Strategy Players 1 Compatibility A500+ min Submission Terry Everest Review Fields of Glory is a battle simulator and it covers the major battles of Napoleonic times. There are six historical battles in which you can participate including Wagny, Quatre Bras and of couse Waterloo. The viewing angle is an oblique one which cannot be rotated but you can move around horizontally and you can switch between 3 tactical levels. One lets you see the whole battlefield and units as symbols. Another allows you to watch small areas of screen perhaps covering one particular unit to unit skirmish. The best one of course is the medium option allowing you to see the fighting and direct larger forces. You cannot change the troops which you use or their starting position but then the emphasis is on a scenario which must be played out using your 'tactics'. Luckily you can choose which side you are on and if you're like me you'll spend three times as long playing as the English rather than the evil French (no offence French readers). Well it seems that I have yet to mention anything about the quality of the game which is a little odd and I'm afraid I'm gonna have to dissapoint you. I bought this game hoping for an absorbing tactical game where i could use my skill and tactics to win famous epic battles of old. What I got was something crucially different. The graphics are poor in truth and even the closest views show raggedy sprites and low framerate movement. On a good Amiga this may be a bit better but the battlefield scenery is hardly beatiful or relevant. This is what ruins the game essentially, it makes no difference whether you are defending a hill or uphill of your enemy because there is no link between relief and performance (there should be!!). It makes no difference if you charge your enemies or not. It doesnt matter what troops you use where or how you arrange your forces. In short every possible element of tactics and skill simply does not exist which totally ruins the game and makes it a bit of a waste of time . You might like it for a few hours, studying the battle database and then commanding Wellington's armies against a large enemy. When you win the satisfaction of a mission complete is there and the course of history can be changed. The presentation of the non-game parts is quite good, with tasty sounds and music and that fascinating manual and maps of each battlefield. The shame is that you will become very bored because its entertainment is short lived and you end up just charging all your men into the enemy and basically seeing what happens. This by the way is the only way of playing the game , there is no entrenchment, no cover or regrouping, there is no tactical retreat or pincer movement. Just charge 'em all in hope they win and sooner rather than later because thats the only tactic you need. This is a very boring and dissapointing game which you will tire of quickly and I strongly advise you not to get it. Your alternatives on the Amiga are very limited and if you know of a good battle sim then get that because this is not it. I will award it 40%. "Microprose deserve to meet their Waterloo for this unusually dire effort" Tel.