On Stream:https://store.steampowered.com/app/588080/Numantia/

About This Game

Numantia is a Turn-Based Strategy game that takes place in the ancient conflict between Rome and the city of Numantia, in a war that lasted for more than two decades.

The choice is yours: Play as a Numantian warrior against the Roman legions or expand the power of Rome throughout the Iberian Peninsula. Relive history fighting in epic battles alongside real historical figures, conmemorating the 2150th anniversary of the Siege of Numantia.
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    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT600 Series or equivalent
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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Calamitus

Posted: April 13, 2018
– Searches for historical games on Steam
– Hm, asset flip, pixel junk, Numantia, hentai, AAA garbage…
– Wait, Numantia? I remember Rome tried to siege an Iberian city with the same name
– Nah, probably yet another asset flip game. But i will check just in case
– *gasp* The game is really about the siege of Numantia

Unlike other historical strategies, this game portrays a local conflict instead of global domination across centuries. The campaign is mission based. Every chapter you recruit new soldiers, buy some equipment for them, watch events and participate in batlles in the end. Events offer choices, almost all of them bring immediate results (moral or resources increase/drop, new units/equipment, unexpected battles, etc), story is mostly unaffected by them (some characters can die but it does not change much). Artwork looks simple and charming at the same time. Music is nothing special, there are only few background tracks. UI could be better but I got used to it pretty quickly. Keys can’t be rebinded.

Turn-based combat is the main focus of the game and I think it’s well done. Numantians have better infantry and cavalry, while Romans have better missile troops and some nasty special units (elephants, "scorpions", greek peltasts). Every unit can be useful (of course some units are more useful than others). Some units can move twice per turn which enables hit-and-run tactics. Moral and flanking affect the battle, terrain does not (some impassable hexes can be used as advantage on defence though). AI can be annoying to deal with (like cavalry attacks in the rear or skirmisher harassing), but it’s not that good at moving and attacking in cohesion. Battles are also available outside of campaign in "arena" mode. Two players can fight each other in it, it’s impossible to play on the same keyboard unfortunately).

Overall, I think it’s a good game, there is nothing outstanding but also nothing terrible in particular. I can recommend it to people who like turn based combat and to Rome history enthusiasts.

lor0001

Posted: December 30, 2017
Cool concept. Like the art style and seems like it could be a fun game. Everything is great, if it weren’t for the UI. I disregarded the feedback from other reviewers. The UI is clunky and poorly designed. Want to select something? Click it and THEN press enter. Sometimes you can click again sometimes you actually need to press enter. Want to select a different unit in your list of available units? Press space to cycle through all the units one by one until you find the right one. Nevermind the list of units, clicking there does nothing.

Shinra Jimmu

Posted: November 3, 2017
Numantia is an actual fun to play strategy game showing actual melee vs range advantages and disadvantages, low health high damage range vs high health medium damage melee etc, the strength of the troops is almost equivalent to the cost and maintenance of the troop. They balanced the troops out well, pros and cons, a weak unit is able to gain the upperhand if you take advantage of your unit’s strength and the enemy unit’s weakness.

The amazing artworks, graphical interfaces, sound effects, background music etc, is really something to that catches my heart. The storyline is really nice, but there’s a few bugs here and there that needs to be ironed out, for example freezing of game.

I do really hope tooltips to be added and I had no idea what some of the unit/troop skills does.

Other than these few flaws, this is a game definitely worth checking out for those strategic lovers out there. Some might find the combat system a chore since they don’t like the complexity of some features like morale, skills and equipment effects, there is a slight learning curve to this game as not all are covered in the tutorial with regards to the combat system.

Hassie54

Posted: November 8, 2017
So this game is clearly a console game that was ported to PC, as opposed to a PC game ported for consoles. The UI and controls are terrible compared to most other games in the genre. The game is slow, and does not feel smooth or put together well. If you are a strategy or tactics game fan, I would stay away from this game, and try one of the other hundreds of options out there. I would only say this game might be worth it, if it is on sale, and you have an insane love of this era in history and these specific countries of that time period. Other than that very specific person, I would save my money, and play something fun. The Total War series is often on sale and puts this game to shame, and the Total War games offer great mod support for endless fun.

Juggernaut

Posted: October 25, 2017
Product received for free

It’s a really good game for what it is. The combat, which is the meat of the gameplay is easy to get into but is not overly simplified. The units themselves look really nice and mostly historically accurate which is personally important to me being a Roman history nerd and all that. Jokes aside in my opinion, and I have’t played a lot yet, ranged units seem a bit too strong in straight up combat and the ranged attack, again in my opinion deal a little bit too much damage. Overall aside from the no mouse control in the army lobby bug the game is really fun and I recommend it especially for fans of Roman or Celtic history.

First Impressiosn video : https://youtu.be/Iqk3QeFUuZc

UnlimitedAmmo

Posted: November 2, 2017
Product received for free

Numantia is a strategy and tactics game about the Roman occupation of the Iberian peninsula. The player may choose to either play as Rome and enforce the occupation, or play as Numantia to repel it. This small, unique setting may be the best aspect of the game. The campaign map presents the player with choices that impact the playthrough, gaining or losing soldiers and resources. Both factions have named personalities that will interact during events, as well as participate in combats.
Battles are typical turn based hex grid affairs. However, I usually found myself just ordering
my units around in circles to attack enemies from the rear. There is more nuance available with morale effects, abilities, and passives, but the UI is bare bones. Tooltips don’t exist. Unit
abilities are tucked away. Activating abilities requires a combination of keyboard and mouse
inputs. I often felt the combat was a chore I had to finish to advance the narrative and to be
presented with more campaign decisions.
Although I thought the combat was a little dull (mostly due to the an impenetrable UI) I found
the specific, historical scope of the narrative and the campaign decision making to be much more compelling.

Impressions

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