Take command of a regiment of 18th Century line infantry in this short action strategy game.

  • Train and manage your soldiers and then march them into battle.
  • Fight in ten battles against Emperor Camembert and his cronies.
  • Seven different tactics to use from co-ordinated volley fire, to a fierce bayonet charge, or a cowardly tactical retreat!
  • Strike a balance between training your soldiers and giving them enough rest so they are fresh for the next battle.
  • Extremely historically accurate retelling of the Duke of Wensleydale's Parmesan Campaign against Emperor Camembert during the War of the 8 and Two-Thirds Coalition.
  • Made in Pico-8 for ToyBoxJam 3 2022

The jam version (Pico-8 cart, includes source code) is a free demo.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1)
AuthorExtar
GenreStrategy
Made withPICO-8
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen, Smartphone

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troopers-1.01_windows.zip 962 kB
troopers-1.01_linux.zip 719 kB
troopers-1.01_osx.zip 3 MB
troopers-1.01_raspi.zip 2 MB

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the problem is bayonet charge lol

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Yeah the bayonet charge is a bit janky at the moment. Fixing that is on the to-do list! :)

The problem is, the enemy is too weak to respond. I never let my men fire a single bullet and they never lost a battle.  But I really loved this game

So, you're using the bayonet tactic? It's a viable, if risky, method. 😅

Yes, we only lost one man. Benjamin, 30 years old.

When I get round to a proper post-jam version I'll very likely make the enemy a lot more challenging. It does matter what difficulty you play on, the troops you get on Hard will have much more trouble getting away with bayonet cheese (pun intended 😁 ) For jam games it's usually better to go with 'too easy' than 'too hard'.

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Once you get the hang of what is going on and how orders work you get sucked in to the game's theme.

Fun game! Reminds me of battles in North & South game.

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On the battle of lone hill Brie Fusiliers men were waiting at the top, cannons at ready. And we kept on shooting and spraying but I had to retreat cause the last of guy he had was like a cyborg or something, would not die. Had more fun when I started to get the hang of how the game worked though still not 100% sure on it all. Fun stuff!