RE: Question on HPS Ancient Wars Series
The following has been relayed to me by Paul Bruffell.
All games in the Ancient Warfare series use the same game engine but Punic Wars and Gallic Wars are the first two and have a slightly older engine version limiting the number of options and features compared with the more recent games such as Roman Civil Wars.
Each game covers a different period in history and therefore has different units and different scenarios but the mechanics of the game are the same.
All games including Punic Wars have been updated with improvements to the same level where possible unless prevented by the limitations of the game engine.
The key difference on Punic Wars compared with later games in the AW series is the Roman Army is always in play - you can be the Roman pLayer or play against the Romans but the game does not give you the option to play any two different armies against each other.
In Greek Wars, Roman Civil Wars and Diodochoi Wars you can play any army against any other army.
If you want 2 different games, try Greek Wars and Roman Civil Wars as they have totally different units and therefore require different tactics to win a battle.