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User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

Hey guys,

I'm in Europe this week and was watching some show (caught the last 15 minutes) on the BBC last night where a family acts as commanders in a historical battle - last night it was the Romans v. the British.

They give orders to their troops and the battle unfolds in a computer simulation that was shown on the screen. Very cool.

Two questions:

1. What's the name of the show?
2. Is the computer game available for purchase?



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

It's called Time Commanders and is a pretty new programme, with only 3 or 4 broadcast so far. As for computer games, well I don't think anything specific has come out, but there is a long history of games like this, right back to Legionnaire on the early Atari machines.

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User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Banco -

Thanks for the information. My question on the computer game is, "Are they using an off the shelf game on the program (if so, which one)? Or is the simulation they use proprietary?


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

They are using the game engine from Medieval Total War, which is available on PC

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

There is something simular on PBS....Or at least there used to be.

They took a bunch of air force guys stationed in England backdated their gear to Roman times.

User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

There was also a show on I think C4 ,where a group of RAF cadets had to fly the dambusters raid using what was basicaly an updated version of MS flight simulator.

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