Decisive Battles (2004– )

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Important battles of world history are explored and recreated with video game visuals.

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Battles are sometimes great and easily defined moments of history with whole nations and peoples in the balance. This series explores the stories of such battles of such significance, using modern video game visuals to provide a perspective that even the great commanders would envy. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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'Matthew Settle''s opening narration credits "the latest in video game technology" for the cgi battle reenactments, and the closing credits include "Total War Graphics by The Creative Assembly". In fact, the graphics are produced using the game engine from Rome: Total War (2004), a strategy game produced by The Creative Assembly and published by Activision. The same process is used for the BBC game show, Time Commanders (2003). See more »

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Informative, very interesting.
16 August 2004 | by (us of a) – See all my reviews

Nice little show is very informative about battles of long ago, and the way in which they were performed, or fought. Matthew Settle is the best thing about it for his career in the business is growing rapidly. As for the show, the people really have all the facts down, and that is a nice thing to know. Little detailed facts on positions, lining, and marches are interesting, all the way down to the very smallest of details, and Settle couldn't be more enthusiastic about historical figures, and locations. All in all, thirty minutes of time will not be wasted by this one, very interesting and informative, give it a try, you might find it enlightening.

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