Strength & Honour 2: No Place Like Rome?

I'm listening to Nelly's Hot In Herre while posting this. I'm not sure I could get more divorced between the subject I'm writing about and my aural wallpaper.

Oh, I’m getting wise to that Magitech now. Strength & Honour 2 is a rome-period wargame which has a new – gasp! – 1.7 Gig demo available to download. I glance at the screenshot and think… isn’t that the same engine of all those Eastern-set games? Why, yes, that’s what it appears to be. Which I thought when looking at their Takeda 3, reminding me of Sango 2. It’s the icons at the bottom that nail it. Anyway – I’m digressing. Interesting points? Well, rather than being purely Western-Europe-centric, it models as far as China if you fancy going all Alexander The Great.


  1. StalinsGhost says:

    They’ve tickled my field of interest.


  2. Ffitz says:

    I understood virtually none of that. I must be going soft in the head. Too many burgers in the 80s, no doubt. I blame John Gummer.

  3. autogunner says:

    more importantly where is the news aboutthis king arthur: the RPG or somthing, its on steam now and I want some professional wordthinks on it link to

  4. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Totally wish Total War ever went as far as including China in anything.

  5. TCM says:

    Man, if Total War modelled all the way to China, I’d play it a lot mor–darn it Dorian. I read your post as I was typing. Then again, I wish for a RotK game that models as far as Europe…But no, that’d just be silly.

    But anyway, yeah. Looks pretty cool.

    • TCM says:

      Unfortunately, though, I cannot stand the artstyle. So I’ll be over here, praying for somebody to mod a full map of Eurasia into Medieval 2, or something.

  6. haircute says:

    Anyone else notice that it is only Keiron’s posts that anyone has trouble parsing?

    • Vitamin Powered says:

      Some of his posts are a little more stream of conscious than the other threes, but I’m still able to parse them perfectly.

    • Baboonanza says:

      He’s probably drunk

    • Pod says:

      They’re all drun on gin. *hic*

  7. Derf says:

    Thanks for the link. I’m downloading the demo and it looks like my kind of thing. But please sort out your English. ;)

  8. Ross Miller says:

    If you can get past the graphics these are good games. I played the demo for Takeda 3, was initially put off, but as I played more I began to see the depth available – it is a smarter game than Total War from what I can tell – I have been waiting for this one as I am more tempted by the larger scale of this than just focusing on Japan. I would recommend giving the demo a go if you like this kind of game and can live with Shogun style graphics.

  9. Zardoz says:

    That answers my question – whether these games are actually any good. The eye candy I can take or leave. The brain-dead AI in the total whore series alway left me a bit underwhelmed.

  10. Mad Doc MacRae says:

    Wow that’s a clunky interface.

    Someone needs to make a Sword of the Stars for the middle ages.

  11. kenoxite says:

    Ah, I see they’re after a more classic look :)