His feat, however, would not be forgotten. The epic of this Celtiberian people spread all over the world to become a legend that still lives today. Surprisingly, this incredible story has seldom been taken advantage of to give life to a videogame that reflects this conflict, until now, that Madrid team Recotechonology has decided to give life to an interesting turn-based strategy gamethat


allows us to fight against the enemy, be it Roman or Numantian, on the battlefields but, also, in the cities themselves, managing resources, training the troops, calming the spirits of the civilians or establishing diplomatic relations with the surrounding towns. . Thank you very much, because this is also the perfect excuse to tell one of those great stories of our past that are worth remembering.


Who were the protagonists, what the decisive battles; Numantia knows how to answer these questions with a well-stitched history, translated and dubbed into Spanish , in which all our actions have consequences. Lack of food, bad relationships with


other peoples, tensions and disputes within our own faction … without realizing it, a bad decision can take you to the abyss facing more difficult battles due to lack of troops or, simply, for not having enough money to equip them with better weapons an


d defensive equipment. An agonizing sensation that in some way makes you enjoy even more of a videogame that, without reaching excellence in any of its sections, ends up trapping by the emotion of some of its battles and fidelity with the recreates this legendary warlike conflict.


David against Goliath

There is no war without gold and no troops without food and this is something that Numantia reflects perfectly forcing us to manage head scarce resources at our fingertips. If you have money you can try to hire dozens of battalions but … will there be enough food for everyone? Surely not, so what at first seemed an invincible army can soon become a chaotic group of soldiers witho

ut moralnor desire to fight for anything or anyone. It’s not like to be kidded. If the hosts are discouraged, if they do not have faith in the cause that you defend or believe they are going to die, at the time of fighting they will be much less effective than those that confro
nt the black grim with morale in the clouds. It is one of the aspects that I like most about the videogame. With more than 25 royal unitsto command during the war, Numantia attaches great importance to the positioning of the troops and the spirit with which they face the fight.


Numantia analysis

The story, which shows the Roman and Numantian points of view, is narrated through a series of illustrations, accompanied by a good dubbing into Spanish.

Attack in the rear, surround the enemies, charge with the cavalry or harass them from a distance and you will see how quickly their ranks


collapse, how the troops fall, while the spirit among you grows. And conversely, of course, at any time, if you do not walk with an eye, you can suffer the same consequences. Too bad that the scenarios, boards divided into hexagonal boxes, are mo


stly extremely simple. Practically there are no obstacles in between or a real orography that allows facing the fight with a greater variety of combat options and for that reason, in the medium term, the action of Numantia feels somewhat simple in comparis


on with other titles of the style. I like the differences between combat units and how they respond to the evolution of events, but certainly there is a lack of strategy in the fight, no matter how much the heroes , the historical units, possess different special abilities that can change the course of the contest.


Numantia PC

Can entertain and introduce us to one of the most important historical events in the Iberian Peninsula

The artificial intelligence of the enemies is not nothing special either. Although they respond well to your actions and know how to t

ake advantage of their advantages, they are also capable of the worst with suicidal movements that detract some grace from the battles. Sometimes it’s too easy to deceive them, and that’s never good in a title with these characteristics. Fortunately there is a multiplayer sidethat allows you to face another player in duels 1 vs 1, and that’s where you see a
ll the possibilities that Numantia offers and how well their battles work in turns. The management of the settlement? It is not very deep, there are few options, but by giving the action a certain halo of role adventure, because you participate in
conversations and you must make decisions, these moments of calm can even be exciting. The possibility of buying better equipment to enhance the attributes of the troops, which also rise in level , helps to create a sense of progression that feels really good to the Recotechonology video game.



If the campaign falls short you can also challenge a friend in multiplayer mode, enjoying battles 1 vs 1.

With two clearly differentiated historical campaignsand many hours of play ahead, Numantia is a good strategy title that knows how to entertain at the same time that it delves into one of the most important historical events in the Iberian Peninsula. In this sense, the humble origin of a project that in the visual is not especially striking is noted. Especially when it comes to representing battles, with scenarios that feel poor, soulless, with few details that make the view happy. The


same can be said about combat units. They have been recreated faithfully to the troops of the time, and it is appreciated, but this is not exactly a sight worth mentioning. The user interface is not anything special either, and in the initial compasses of the game, it costs a bit to adapt to a control system with command that could have worked more. A good Spanish dubbing and a high quality soundtrack help, yes, to get fully into the action of this turn-based video game.