Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Sega Addicts: Preview – Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

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The following is an excerpt from an article published on Sega Addicts on July 31st 2013 titled "Preview - Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage".

After only a few paragraphs of the novel’s prologue it becomes abundantly clear that Destroy Carthage is a book written by a Roman history enthusiast for Roman history enthusiasts. Terms such as “standards”, “phalanx” and “legionaries” are thrown around with great authority, but little explanation. Fortunately, I’m still able to recall the fundamentals of Roman-era military tactics and terminology from a fairly decent British state education. Even so, many geographical locations and other terms described in Destroy Carthage went over my head and are likely to bemuse those with a limited understanding of Roman history.

But this is by no means a bad thing. If anything, it only goes to show the effort that has gone into putting this project together. While many videogame novels are adorned with the names of unknown authors and equally unknown pseudonyms, Pan Macmillan assigned Destroy Carthage to accomplished author and marine archaeologist David Gibbins.

The entire article can be read on Sega Addicts.


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