In my opinion – Warlords II is probably one of the greatest turn based warfare strategy games of all time. Warlords II took the Warlords I concepts and extended them in many significant ways. Warlords II saw the introduction of:
- Randomly generated maps
- ‘Fog of War’
- Random turns
- Computer player personalities
And many other cool features. My favorite improvement in Warlords II was that the ‘Hero’ units became valuable armies. In Warlords – Heros’ were just glorified infantry men, but in Warlords II – Hero’s have the ability to undertake quests, gather powerful relics and lead armies.
Warlords II does run under Virtual PC – but it will not run if you enable sound effects or speech (music works fine though). And while it also runs under Windows XP (without sound effects or music) I have actually found that this is one game that I prefer playing in a small window (instead of in full screen mode):