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Historical Battles

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Kevine Joshua Abunio

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Historical Battles : Philippine Revolution
Historical Battles : Philippine Revolution
Scope and Limitations
How to create a Educational Tactical turn-based game that will educate players about the history and battles of Philippine Revolution?
How to create a Tactical turn-based game that uses an isometric turn-based tactical battle system?
How to feature some of the renowned
Heroes of the Philippine Revolution?
How to create a storyline that will take place
during the time of the Philippine Revolution?
General Problem
Specific Problem : 1
Specific Problem : 2
Specific Problem : 3
Game Design
Isometric turn-based tactics battle System
Graphics and Viewpoints
Game Elements
Unit Attributes
Battle Map
Battle Mechanics
Type of Units
Ranked Units
•Mounted Riflemen
•Mounted Swordmen
•Ordonez Cannon
•Nordenfelt Gun
Ranked Units
Player units:
•Mariano Trias
•Diego Mojica
•Nicolas Portilla
•Santiago Alvarez
•Pascual Alvarez
•Mariano Alvarez
•Sancho Valenzuela
Enemy Units:
•Gen. Bernardo Echaluce y Jauregui
•Diego de Los Rios
•Governor General Ramon Blanco y Erenas
Hit Points
The defensive power of a unit. Defense can go high or low depending on the terrain where the unit is standing. Defense also varies on the unit’s HP, higher HP mean higher defense and lower HP means lower defense.
 Movement is the number of steps a unit can make in the battle map.
Merging of Units
Capturing Bases
War Funds
Conditions of Victory
and Defeat
•Capture HQ
Chapter 1 : Episode 1
Chapter 1 : Episode 2
Chapter 1 : Episode 3
Chapter 2 : Episode 3
Chapter 2: Episode 1
Chapter 2 : Episode 2
Spain has occupied the Philippines for more than 370 years.
As time goes, the natives; the Filipinos have experienced different kinds of abuses from the Spaniards.
Some remained quiet and did not resisted, but there are others who didn't want to let it pass.
Many revolution arouse, but all have failed.

In 1889, a group of Filipino mestizos in Barcelona, Spain established the Propaganda Movement.
Among its members were Marcelo H. del Pilar, Antonio and Juan Luna, Graciano Lopez Jaena, Mariano Ponce, and Jose P. Rizal.
The group's objective was to fight the Spanish Government and the friars who control it by exposing their corruption and atrocities to the Filipinos through writing on their own newspaper La Solidaridad. But due to internal affairs, one of its leading members Jose Rizal left the group.

Jose P. Rizal, an optalmologist, a popular writer and an active reformist wrote two novels called Noli me Tangere (1887) and El Filibusterismo (1891), both are about the social status of the Philippines under the Spanish regime.

When Rizal returned from Europe to Philippines in 1892, he established the La Liga Filipina. Its goal was to implement reforms inside the colony. Despite its avowed aims for peaceful reforms, the government felt threatened by its existence and had it disbanded.

At that time, he had already been declared an enemy of the state by the Spanish because of the publication of his novel. At the same time, a revolution was starting and Rizal was implicated in the activities of the nascent rebellion and in July 1892, he was deported to Dapitan in the province of Zamboanga, a peninsula of Mindanao.

When Rizal was arrested, the La Liga Filipina was divided into two factions, the conservatives formed Cuerpo de Compromisarios which pledged to continue supporting La Solidaridad while the radicals led by

After Rizal's capture, La Liga Filipina was divided into two factions. Teh first one was Cuerpo de Compromisarios; its purpose was t provide funds for La Solidaridad. And the other one, led by a warehouse clerk named Andres Bonifacio became the Katipunan whose goal was complete independece from Spain through all mean, includng a bloody confrontation.
Episode 1 - The Preparation
Location: Somewhere in Manila

Date: August 1896

Characters: Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto

Units: Swordsmen, Riflemen, Cavalry Swordsmen

Tutorial: Movement in the map, combat, units


August 19, 1896 the Katipunan was discovered, it was followed by mass arrests of Filipino suspects. Others though innocent, were thrown into jail in Fort Santiago. That night Manila did not sleep, for the Filipinos did not know when they would be arrested and tortured without even a recemblance of reason.

On August 26, Bonifacio rallied the katipuneros to an emergency meeting in Balintawak. Bonifacio informed the Katipuneros of the urgency of beginning the revolution in view of the discovery of their secret society. Some Katipuneros objected because of the lack of arms and their unpreparedness of war. But Bonifacio using his charismatic leadership encouraged his men to fight then dramatically took out his cedula certificate, tore it to pieces and shouted "Long Live the Philippines!"

The first shots of revolution were fired at Pasong Tamo. The skirmishes lasted only a few minutes. Because of their inferior weapon the rebels decided to retreat, on the other hand the Spaniards found themselves greatly outnumbered also decided to retreat. Bonifacio with his surviving men retreated to Balara in Diliman. Around 150 Katipuneros perished and 200 were captured including Sancho Valenzuela.
The Preperation
Battle of San Juan
Episode 2 - Battle of San Juan
Bonifacio with his surviving men attacked the polverin (powder depot) of San Juan, which was defended by 100 well armed and trained artillerist and infantrymen.

Location: San Juan del Monte

Date: August 30, 1896

Characters involved: Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto, Sancho Valenzuela

Player Units: Swordsmen, Riflemen, Pikemen

Enemy characters: Gen. Bernardo Echaluce y Jauregui

Enemy Units: Riflemen, Sniper, Nordenfelt

Tutorial: None


The night of August 29, Bonifacio and Jacinto led the first group of Katipuneros towards El Polvorin, a Spanish powder magazine in San Juan del Monte. By midnight, a smaller second group of Katipuneros around 100, under the command of Sancho Valenzuela departed from Santa Mesa, Manila arrived at Polvorin. Around 4:00am in the morning the next day, Bonifacio launched a surprised attack. The Katipunun army force successfully captured the magazine that was guarded by colonial Spanish infantry and artillerymen. The Spanish troops retreated to the nearby building El Deposito, after having lost their commander.

Before noon, the 73 "Jolo" Regiment made up of Filipino soldiers under the command of Gen. Bernardo Echaluche y Jauregui arrived at San Juan del Monte as reinforcement to supress the rebelion. The Katipuneros regrouped at Sta. Mesa and decided to couragously engage the arriving Spanish reinforcements and the enemy forces in El Deposito. It was a one sided battle. Bonifacio and his men fled in dissarray across the Pasig River. Around 150 Katipuneros perished and 200 were captured including Sancho Valenzuela.
Battle of San Mateo and Montalban
Battle of San Francisco de Malabon
Battle of Noveleta
Battle of Imus
Episode 3 - Battle of San Mateo and Montalban
After the failure to take San Juan del Monte, Bonifacio and the rest of his army retreated to the neaby areas of Marikina, San Mateo and Montalban. Bonifacio and Jacinto encountered a heavy Spanish pusuit as they retreated towards Morong.

Location: Mariquina, San Mateo, Montalban - Morong Province
Date: August 31, 1896
Characters involved: Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto
Player Units: Swordsmen, Pikemen, Riflemen
Enemy characters: None
Enemy Units: Riflemen, Sniper, Swordsmen
Tutorial: Deployment, merging of units, terrain
Bonifacio and the remaining survivors of his army reached Montalban. Then they encountered moderate resistance and captured San Mateo and Montalban. This battle that he personally led was rather succesful initially, and they continued to occupy parts of Morong until the Spanish counter attack.

Governor General Blanco sent reinforcements to aid in recapture of San Mateo and Montalban. The Katipunan had been defeated yet again. Bonifacio and his forces retreated to Balara.
Episode 1 - Battle of San Francisco de Malabon
Location: San Fransisco de Malabon,
Date: August 31, 1896
Characters involved: Mariano Trias, Diego Mojica, Nicolas Portilla
Player Units: Swordsmen, Pikemen, Riflemen, Scout, Cavalry Swordsmen, Cavalry Riflemen
Enemy characters: None
Enemy Units: Swordsmen, Riflemen, Scout, Cavalry Swordsmen, Cavalry Riflemen
Details: The Battle of San Juan was the first attack staged by revolutionaries in Cavite.
Episode 2 - Battle of Noveleta
Location: Noveleta, Cavite
Date: August 31, 1896
Characters involved: Mariano Alvarez, Santiago Alvarez, Pascual Alvarez
Around noon, a number of revolutionaies led by Santiago Alvarez and Mariano ALvarez attacked and quickly captured the town, guarded by a few Spanish troops under the command of Diegp de Los Rios and Ramon Blanco. The town was quickly captured and declared the seat of Magdiwang council.
Episode 3 - Battle of Imus
Location: Imus, Cavite
Date: August 31 to September 3, 1896
Characters involved: Emilio Aguinaldo, Baldomero Aguinaldo, Jose Tagle
Player units: Swordsmen, Riflemen, Pikemen, Cavalry Swordsmen, Cavalry Riflemen, Scout
Enemy characters: Governor General Ramon Blanco y Erenas, Brigader Genera; Ernesto de Aguirre
Enemy characters: None
Enemy Units: Swordsmen, Riflemen, Scout, Cavalry Swordsmen, Cavalry Riflemen, Sniper, Dragoon
The Battle of Imus, also known as the Siege of Imus, the first battle of the Philippine Revolution and one of the largest in the war, began on the night of 31 August 1896, one day after Bonifacio’s ill-fated attack on the gunpowder magazine of San Jose del Monte. The resulting decisive victory for the Filipino revolutionaries very much alarmed the Spanish government in the Philippines, in which they attempted to subdue the revolutionaries once and for all in Cavite province in turn, opening the twin battles of Binakayan and Dalahican weeks after the battle.
Chapter 2 : Episode 4
Battle of Binakayan
Battle of Dalahican

Battle 1: Battle of Binakayan
Location: Binakayan, Cavite el Viejo
Date: November 9 to 11 1986
Characters: Emilio Aguinaldo, Edilberto Evangelista, Candido Tirona
Units: Swordsmen, Pikemen, Riflemen, Sniper, Dragoon, Scout, Cavalry Riflemen, Cavalry Swordsmen, Lantaka
Enemy Characters: Jose Marina
Enemy Units: Swordsmen, Riflemen, Sniper, Dragoon, Scout, Cavalry Riflemen, Cavalry Swordsmen, Ordonez Cannon
At 6 AM on November 9, 1896, and after series of bombardment, Spanish soldiers launched a siege towards rebel fortifications in Binakayan. The columns were two-fold, the first one, commanded by Col. Jos Marina headed to Binakayan, while the second one, by General Diego de los Ros approached entrenchments at Dalahican.

Meanwhile, Emilio Aguinaldo, the leader of the council defending Binakayan, headed in the boundary of Laguna and Batangas, thinking that the enemies would approach there. When he heard the news that Spanish forces are building up in Binakayan, he hurried back to defend the village.
Battle 2: Battle of Dalahican
Location: Dalahican, Noveleta, Cavite
Date: November 9 to 11, 1896
Characters: Santiago ALvarez, Artemio Ricarte, Pascual Alvarez
Player units: Swordsmen, Pikemen, Riflemen, Sniper, Dragoon, Scout, Cavalry Riflemen, Cavalry Swordsmen, Lantaka
Enemy Characters: Diego de los Rios, Fermian Diaz Matoni
Enemy units: Swordsmen, Riflemen, Sniper, Dragoon, Scout, Cavalry Riflemen, Cavalry Swordsmen, Ordonez Cannon
The Battle of Dalahican lasted 36 hours. The Spanish retreated at the end of the battle. During the battle, the dead bodies of the enemies and revolutionaries that perished were contained into three wells that were dug through Alvarez's command.
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