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Armageddon Empires

Game Play Hints

Get a recon army out on the field quickly. Unit cards with the “recce” special ability or Hero cards with the “stealth” special ability are great scouts. Discovering a few resource specials on the map can jump start your deployment of cards to the field.

Watch you hand size as you initially explore the board. If you discover a special that adds an attachment card to your hand and you already have the maximum number of cards in your hand you are going to have to discard something.

Make sure your strongholds and outposts are well guarded. Even a lone recce army can capture your “HQ” if it is completely unguarded.

Place your outposts with discretion. You will need to project your supply lines into enemy territory if you want to capture your enemy’s stronghold.

Guard your high value heroes at your outposts with intelligence center cards and unit cards with the “recce” and “bounty hunter” special abilities. It only takes a single assassin to reek havoc amongst your heroes.

Tactic cards can not only let you change the tide of battle but bring those hard to create doomsday weapons within reach.

Main Menu

After starting the game program you will encounter the Main Menu screen. The following options are available:

New Game: Click on this button to start a new game. You are then taken to the “Game Setup Menu” so that you can choose the parameters for your new game.

Load Game: Click on this button to load a previously saved game. You will be taken to the “Load Game” screen.

Create Deck: Click here to create a new deck of cards. You will directed to the“Select Faction Menu”so that you can choose which of the four factions for which you want to build a deck.

Edit Deck: Click on this button to load a previously saved deck so that you can modify it. You will be taken to the“Load Deck”screen.

Iron Man: Click on this button to create or load an “Iron Man” game which strictly limits your ability to save the game. In“Iron Man”mode you are playing for keeps with zero toleration for mistakes. You can only save your game when you exit the game and only to a single file name. You will be taken to the“Iron Man Menu.”

Options: Click here to adjust the game audio settings.

Hall of Fame: Click on this button to view your best scores from previously finished games.

Quit: Click here to leave the game and return to your desktop.

New Game Settings

Once you click “New Game” from the “Main Menu” you will be directed to the “New Game Settings Menu.” Here you will choose the type of game you wish to play. There are several key decisions that you must make:

Max Card Points: This drop down box selects the maximum card points for each player’s deck. Each card in a player’s deck has a certain point value and their combined value is limited here. The settings of this box will determine which player decks can be selected for a game. Player decks that total more than the selected card point value will not be available in the“Select Deck Menu.”

Max Tile Points: This drop down box selects the maximum tile points for each player’s deck. Each tile in a player’s deck has a certain point value and their combined value is limited here. The settings of this box will determine which player decks can be selected for a game. Player decks that total more than the selected tile point value will not be available in the“Select Deck Menu.”

Select Player Deck: This box selects the player’s deck. Based on your settings for “Max Card Points” and “Max Tile Points”, you are presented with a list of decks that you have created that meet the game parameters. You can click on a deck’s name to select it and get information about the makeup of the deck. You select the deck by clicking on “Select.”

Map Size: This drop down box selects the size of the map that you will play on. There are three map sizes available. Normal size measures 12 hexes by 9 hexes. Large size measures 14 hexes by 11 hexes. Huge size measures 16 hexes by 13 hexes.

Resources: This drop down box selects the frequency of the four basic resources distributed on the playing map. “None” prevents any resources from appearing except in special hexes. “Rare” seeds roughly 2 percent of the map with resources and resources appear in “Destroyed City” and “Abandoned Town” hexes in small quantities. “Uncommon” seeds roughly 5 percent of the map with resources and resources appear in “Destroyed City” and “Abandoned Town” hexes in moderate quantities. “Common” seeds roughly 15 percent of the map with resources and resources appear in “Destroyed City” and “Abandoned Town” hexes in abundant quantities.

Specials: This drop down box selects the frequency of the special discoveries and independent units and facilities distributed on the playing map. “None” prevents any specials from appearing. “Rare” seeds roughly 2 percent of the map with specials. “Uncommon” seeds roughly 5 percent of the map with specials. “Common” seeds roughly 8 percent of the map with specials.

Choose Opponents: These drop down boxes select the opponents you will play against. They are filtered and limited depending on the faction of the deck you have chosen and the size of the map selected.

Load Game Menu

Once you click “Load Game” from the “Main Menu” you will be directed to the “Load Game Menu.” Here you will choose a game to load that you have saved from a previous session. You may click on the name of the game you wish to load to select it and then either click on “Load” to continue the game or “Delete” to remove it permanently from the list.

Select Faction Menu

Once you click “Create Deck” from the “Main Menu” you will be directed to the “Select Faction Menu.” Here you will choose a faction for the deck that you will create.

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