Note - if you have problems unpacking any of the following files try using Fetch (version 2.1.1 or later) to get
them using anonymous FTP from grognard.com/pub/comp/mac/. Unpack them with Stuffit Expander version 3.0.7 or later. Sit files
are in MacBinary format.
1863 - 1863.sit
(28160 bytes) A game about the civil war. You play against the
computer, or against someone else connected by a cable in the modem
ports of both computers, or connected via modem. Will you rewrite
history or repeat it?
After the Holocaust (SPI)
(358K, Stuffit compressed Hypercard stack) This is a HyperCard stack
for Macintosh OS 9. Should run fine on Mac OS X. Requires HyperCard
Player or HyperCard 2.0. Ath12.sit
(2206K, Stuffit compressed) This is a standalone version for Macintosh
OS 9 and Mac OS X. Does not require HyperCard. The stack fairly closely
follows the SPI game. It is single player, for solitaire use. For
multiple play on the same computer make a copy of the stack or
application and rename it. As a challenge, try playing it solitaire
with just the original 6 or 7 areas and see how many turns you can get
through before your economy collapses. For this I highly recommend
selecting the options on the opening screen and adding in Research
& Development, Fertiliser and No trade. Questions can be sent
to Allan Bell at email@example.com.
American Civil War - Acw-v16.sit(104576
bytes) A HyperCard stack that simulates a fictional battle in the War
Between the States. Requires HyperCard 2.0 or greater.
Assault - Assault2.sit
(185728 bytes) A wargame of the WWII variety. Your mission as a unit
commander is to assault the German defensive position and destroy the
vital HQ. You get to command and attack with Sherman and Stuart tanks,
and the 82nd Airborne, all backed up by air support!
Broadside - Brdsde20.sit (37504 bytes).
This challenging game is adapted from an original board game from the Milton Bradley Company. Each
player choses a navy then procedes to blast the other navy's ships from the water. Includes instructions
and sampled sounds. Requires HyperCard 2.0.
Joy of Hex - Joyofhex.zip
Demo of a strategy board game based on hexes representing regions about
one kilometer square. The game uses a planning-execution engine, where
the basic unit size is of a battalion, but where company sized units
can also be used. There are three possible opponents: a local human, a
human via email, and the computer. Included is detailed documentation,
a scenario editor and 50 complete scenarios.
Medieval Empires -
(533492 bytes) is a simulation of the rise and
fall of empires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the
years from 770 to 1470. The game contains one of 6 scenarios and is
(66816 bytes). Refight World War II's Battle of
Midway in this strategy simulation. Midway is a single player
simulation of the famous naval battle. It runs on any mac with System
6.0 or greater, in color where available. It is a port from UNIX and
looks like it, but it is still fun!
Operation Crusader(AH/Atomic Games) -
(472960 bytes) This demo contains one fully
playable scenario. The sound and some of the pictures have been removed
(to save space) and the save/restore & PBEM features have been
disabled. The scenario included is "To the Rescue" it simulates the
early battles to relieve Tobruk (British 7th AD & 22nd Guards
Brigade vs. Italian Ariete & Bologna Divs. & the German
15th Panzer). Requires a color Mac & 5mb of RAM.
SimpleStrat - Simplest.sit
(724K) SimpleStrat 1.0.0 is an undemanding turn-based strategy game
that allows you to play on a map made of tiles and hexes.You have three
choices for the opponent: the computer, a local human, or somebody over
the internet. There are four unit types: infantry, engineers, armor,
and artillery. Requirements: System 7.0 or greater, 256 colours, 10 MB
RAM (can comfortably use as little as 2 MB).With the unregistered
version you can only play the smallest sized maps. Registering allows
you to play with larger maps. Author is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strike Jets -
(285184 bytes) is a simulation of modern jet air
and air-to-ground combat. Players control squadrons of fighters and
fighter-bombers. It is a strategic/tactical game, NOT an arcade
shoot-em-up. The two scenarios that are provided with this demo include
the U.S. F-16A Fighting Falcon and the Soviet-built MiG 23G Flogger
interceptor (flown by Iraq in the provided scenarios), plus the AIM-9L
Sidewinder, AA-7 Apex, and AA-8 Aphid air-to-air missiles.
Russian Front I - Rusnfrnt.zip
(86377 bytes) is a strategic game of the whole Operation Barbarossa.
(Hitlers invasion of Russia in WW II) The game covers the period from
June 1941 to December 1944. Based freely on Avalon Hill's "Russian
Front". The game runs in EGA-hi: 640*350*16. The game is only available
Russian Front II - Rsnfrnt2.zip
(89943 bytes) is a tactical wargame for one or two players. The game is
based freely on Avalon Hill & Co.'s boardgame: "Panzerblitz".
If you know this game, or any similar game, you will immediately
recognize the style of this game, and should have no trouble
understanding the rules. This program is shareware.
War in Europe (DG) - ww.zip
demo of Computer War In Europe,
based on the orginal SPI board game
, which is a division level simulation of World War
II in the European theatre. It requires 3.5 MB RAM, VGA monitor and
graphics card, minimum 386 processor (recommend 486 at least), hard
drive with 6 MB free, mouse, and a keyboard. Note that the demo file
has been compressed with subdirectories, and needs to be unzipped using
the -d option, and that the "readme.txt" file should be read after
Wargames - Wargames.arj
(252310 bytes) is a strategic game, played on a map of the world,
divided up into more than 180 nations and over 300 cities. It has a
full graphic user interface (286+VGA+mouse required). The contestants
play against each other by modem. Shareware.
WARS (Wargaming Analysis & Recommendation System)
Version 4.1 - Warsshar.zip
(1.2 Mb) This is a World War II set of rules and supporting program for
paper, board, and miniature wargaming. WARS supports any scale from 1/1
(real life) to 1/10000. Shareware. The latest version incorporates many
is Terry Phillips.
Napoleon the Emperor - Nteev12n.zip
(148222 bytes) simulates the battle of Waterloo. Units are brigade
sized organized into divisions and corps. The map displays at both full
screen strategic level and a zoomed in tactical level. Infantry,
Cavalry, Artillery, and Commander type units with strengths given in
men are available for orders issued every 20 minutes in simulated game
time. There are 9 different speeds of resolution that can be selected.
In the registered version of the program the battles of Ligny and of
Quatre Bras, which led up to the climatic clash at Waterloo are also
Davinci's Art of War (Matrix Games) -
Publisher Website Promo - Haven't completed warmed
up to tablet/iPad-based war games yet (although companies like Shenandoah Studio
make pretty compelling iPad simulations), but Davinci's Art of War is really a clever concept. If the game plays as advertised,
it should be tremendously entertaining. Looking for some unbiased reviews...