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VOL. CCCLXXXVIII TWO CENTS TORONTO. SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018. THIRTY-NINE PAGES.

We've entered the vlogosphere!

By Rick,

We visited a foley studio yesterday to capture some sounds for Hegemony, and Rob brought along his video camera. As is to be expected, we ended up with a video blog, or as the hip kids call it, a vlog. And a rather amateurish one at that.

Check it out on YouTube. Enjoy!

Factions in "Hegemony: Philip of Macedon"

By LDAjim,

This post will introduce the 26 factions that occupy the game world in Hegemony: Philip of Macedon .

Controlling the Kingdom of Macedon, you interact with other factions through espionage, diplomacy and direct military action. Factions include Greek Leagues, Tribal Kingdoms and Empires and are comprised of cities, city-states or tribal states. Members of a particular faction follow the policy of the dominant city or in the case of a tribal kingdom, the King.

The Main Factions in the game are the "Kingdom of Macedon", the "Athenian Empire", the Boeotian League" led by Thebes, the "Lacedaemonians" led by Sparta and the "Persian Empire". Continued →

Peltasts

By LDAjim,

This is the third in a series of posts that will discuss a broad range of topics relating to "Hegemony: Philip of Macedon". This post will introduce the Peltast unit.

Peltasts are fast, mobile light infantry suited to rough terrain and irregular combat. They wear a helmet and carry the pelta, a small crescent shaped shield. Peltasts use javelins at range and melee with a short spear or dagger. As an auxiliary force in battle, peltasts can skirmish to disrupt enemy formations and threaten flanks. Continued →

New Screenshots & Logistics Overview

By LDAjim,

This is the second in a series of posts that will discuss a broad range of topics relating to Hegemony: Philip of Macedon. This post will give an overview of logistics: the management of supply and replacements.

Activities such as camping and the burning of fields are integral to logistics in "Hegemony: Philip of Macedon". Camp to conserve supply and replace losses. Burn fields to deprive the enemy of crops, through punitive raids or a scorched earth defensive policy.

New screen shots have been posted on our Hegemony: Philip of Macedon" pages. Continued →

Hoplites

By LDAjim,

This is the first in a series of posts that will discuss a broad range of topics relating to Hegemony: Philip of Macedon. This post will introduce the Hoplite unit.

Hoplites form the main infantry battleline of the Greek City-State armies. They wear a helmet, greaves and breastplate and carry a 3-foot diameter shield that provides excellent missile defense. Hoplites advance into battle in close order formations, often charging the last few feet to maximize the impact phase of melee combat. Their main weapon is a 10-foot thrusting spear, used overhand. They also carry a short sword as a secondary weapon. Continued →

New Hegemony Video

By Rick,

Like the monolith, it has finally arrived: a new Hegemony video. We've yet to find ourselves in the office beating each other over the head like untrained monkeys, but we hope you'll enjoy it. This video shows off some of our new high-poly models, buildings, army management, and our map of Greece.

We even have a high definition version for you video afficianados. It should be noted that the file size of our HD video is approximately our target for the download size of the entire game.

Hegemony Compatibility Test

By Rick,

Interested in volunteering to test Hegemony: Philip of Macedon? We're planning a closed compatibility test. This build of the game won't have all the features of the final release, but you can consider it a preview of what the engine can do.

If you're interested in helping, register for an account on the forums and send an email to jmcnally@ldagames.com or send a private message to Jim to apply.

In your application, be sure to include:
* Your username on the forums.
* Your CPU make and model.
* Your video card make and model.
* How much memory your system has.
* Your version of Windows.
* Your full (real) name.
* The city you live in.If you're accepted for the compatibility test, you should hear back from us during the week of August 28th.

We look forward to hearing from you, and good luck!

Updated RSS Feeds

By Rick,

A minor update has been made to the RSS feeds available here at LDA. We now offer an RSS feed specifically for the news, as well as a feed for the forums and one for each of the individual forums (check the individual forums for each of those).

New to RSS feeds? Here's a nice primer. Here at the office we use Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla Firefox to keep up on our RSS feeds.

New site design

By Rick,

You may have noticed that we have a new look, again, and this time it's significantly more drastic than the last update. If this isn't your first time here, you might want to refresh the page to make sure you get all the new files. As always, let us know how you like the new look, and drop us a line if you experience any difficulties.

For those of you on our forums, you'll be glad to know that we've finally uploaded some default avatars in the gallery. Go to your profile page to check out our selection.

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