Worms / Bracknell, 23rd February 2009
Kalypso Media announce details of the military units available to players of GRAND AGES: ROME. GRAND AGES: ROME is the sequel to Kalypso Media’ city building strategy game Imperium Romanum, a top 10 European hit title. Previous players of Imperium Romanum will not be disappointed with GRAND AGES: ROME’s massively updated graphics, more complex combat and a wealth of new features to please new and old fans alike. GRAND AGES: ROME gives the player the opportunity to rule the greatest empire the world had ever known.
In GRAND AGES: ROME the player can select specific combinations of military units to optimize their battle success. Victory as a Roman commander demands impeccable planning, fearlessness and a total commitment to defend the Roman Empire. Defeat is not an option!
You can construct your army from these and other available military units.
The Praetorian Guard is the elite of the Roman infantry. They are tough and deal colossal damage.
The Gladiators are slaves trained to fight at the Arenas. They wear no armor, but deal colossal damage
Archers are basic ranged soldiers armed with bows. They are an excellent support unit, but are fragile on their own.
The Hastati are the backbone of the Roman army. They are better protected than other light infantry squads but more expensive.
The Triarii are heavily armored and highly resilient soldiers which can keep the enemy at bay for a long time.
The Equestri form the base of the Roman cavalry. They are well protected but deal less damage compared to other cavalry squads.
These African camel riders are a moderate cavalry unit. They are lightly protected but have above average damage and low cost.
The Berserkers are amongst the most fearsome Gaul warriors. They wear lighter protection than the Hastati but deal more damage.
These African warriors can hurl their spears at the enemy from afar, but are equally good in melee.
The developers of Grand Ages: Rome are Haemimont Games.
About Kalypso Media
Specialising in the publishing of interactive media– primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd. was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team.
About Haemimont Games
Haemimont Games is an independent games development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. Since 1997, the studio has developed eight original titles with numerous add-ons. It is currently working on "Grand Ages: Rome" and "Tropico 3" among others. More information on the company can be found by visiting www.haemimontgames.com.
For further Information contact
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