1066 is a turn-based strategic medieval warfare game in which you control an entire army. You play entire battles out on a large grid. You move your units towards the enemy and play little mini-games to determine how effective your attack was. The goal is to defeat the enemy's entire army or route them to make them flee.
In the 1066 game, you control the English, Viking, or Norman armies. The goal is to defeat the enemy army by killing or scaring off as many of them as possible. The game puts you into the thick of the action, giving you direct control over every arrow barrage, cavalry charge, and defensive stand your army takes. Taunts, chants, and the presence of a strong leader will all prove crucial to winning each day. The battles play out on a large square grid, where you click on your troops to select them, and then moving them between squares. The areas close enough for you to reach in one turn are marked green. If an enemy is in your path, you'll automatically engage them. Selecting the formation of your troops can mean the difference between dismal failure and well-earned victory. For instance, placing three units in a row from top to bottom activates the Shield Barrier formation, which greatly boosts their combined defense.
Each time you engage an enemy, you have to play a little mini-game to determine the effectiveness of your attack. Taunts have you type out a phrase correctly as quickly as possible. Attacking an enemy directly requires you to hit the arrow keys in the order they appear on the screen. Charging an enemy has you tap the Spacebar to build up power. Firing your archers require you to choose your angle and strength of your shot.
The "Story" mode takes you through a campaign of multiple levels. "Create a Battle" is a customizable mode. The game has three difficulty levels. A multiplayer option offers you the chance to test your mettle against friends.
Moving and Attacking the EnemyEdit
Selecting the ‘Move’ command allows you to select a new position for your unit. The highlighted area indicates your unit’s range of movement. Different units can move different distances.
The Battle UnfoldsEdit
Once you have selected your commands, hit the ‘EXECUTE COMMANDS’ button and all the actions are played out in the Battle View. You will need to keep your wits about you, as you will be thrown into different mini-games which will determine the outcome of the round.
Click and drag your mouse on the battlefield to select the power and angle of your archer attack – then let go to rain arrow down on your enemy.
When two opposing units are next to each other, combat will occur. Hit the cursor keys at the right time to inflict brutal damage on your enemy.
Type the insult as quickly as possible to rally your troops and scare your enemy into submission. This will decrease the enemies moral depending on the quality of the taunt.
When a unit is charging tap the space-bar as quickly as possible to build up power and smash through your enemy. The more taps on the space-bar, the more damage the charge does.
The morale of your army is incredibly important in the game, so keep a close eye on the ARMY MORALE in the info panel. Keeping your morale high and reducing that of your enemy will be the key to victory.