Firstly, for any strategy or turn based strategy fan that hasn’t played this, read the manual or watch a playthrough, and try it now. Learning the game’s in depth system of numbers and dice rolls pays off in folds with excellent meticulously mathematical strategic gameplay. How this flew under my radar for so long, I don’t know, but it’s one of the best and most methodical game’s I’ve played in a LONG while. Tested in Win7, and includes the Cults of the Wasteland Expansion.
I HIGHLY recommend also reading a playthrough over at Dubious Quality’s blog describing some of the less apparent and less detailed facets of play:
2)Run AEmpiresSetupv1.08.exe and install the game
3)Run AEmpiresUpdatev1.08bTip.exe and MAKE SURE THE DIRECTORY MATCHES YOUR INSTALL DIRECTORY
3.5) *optional* Read the manual, knowing the games system invites a lot more fun during playthroughs.
4)Launch from Desktop Shortcut or ArmageddonEmpires.exe