Greetings and welcome to the online home of Conqueror: Fields of Victory.
As you can see, this game was years in the making. If you go through the archives you can get a look back at the creative process that went into the game.
On the sidebar there are various army lists for you to sample. If you have a specific army in mind, let me know in the comments and I will see what I can do.
Unlike some of the other systems, Conqueror was not designed with a particular setting in mind. It can be used for historical battles or fantastic conflicts between orcs, dragons and men. The limit is your imagination.
The rules include provisions for: infantry, cavalry, chariots and artillery; skirmishers; leaders and monsters; and of course wizards and magic items.
Unlike some other systems, Conqueror's design is transparent. If you want to see how I calculated the points, the formula is right there in the back of the book. Thanks to a lot of voluntary playtesting (particularly by the good folks at www.warseer.com), these are both accurate and flexible.
There are a lot rules out there - why buy this game?
There are indeed many competing systems, but none are quite like Conqueror. I've been playing wargames of various sorts for more than 30 years.
One thing I noticed is that historical games tend to focus more on simulation while fantasy genres emphasize story line and the ability to make custom force selections.
What Conqueror does is take the rigorous analysis of historical games and add the flexibility of a fantastic environment.
Why did you make this game?
I designed Conqueror because while many other products were enjoyable, none of them covered all the bases. Even the big name-brands had irritating quirks and often did frequent revisions.
Conqueror in that sense is a return to the old school of game design: Produce a superior product and update it only when absolutely needed to further enhance its function. I have no use for pre-planned product cycles that simply churn the same rules.
Will there ever be a modern/sci-fi version?
Probably not. I'm a huge fan of Warhammer 40,000 2nd edition and while there are some areas of the rules I'd change, as a whole I'm pretty satisfied with system. I play games whenever I can.
Can Conqueror be purchased in a store?
No. Maybe someday it will get a following large enough to justify wholesalers but at the moment it's online only, though we have both electronic and paperback versions (the latter for old guys like me who prefer physical rule books).
What's with the link to Chateau Lloyd?
Oh, that's the main page where I have my other books. There are two up there now with more on the way. My intuitive market research tells me that if you are on this page, you will probably like Battle Officer Wolf but are less likely go to in for Scorpion's Pass as it is a romance novel.
Still, take a look.