UPDATE: A fellow Pawn, Richard Bliss, just got off the phone with Richard Borg. Apparently Richard hadn’t even heard of Puffin Software or Viking Lords, and was quite shocked to see his game so blatantly ripped off. Richard is going to look into how to pursue legal action. Purple Pawn in no way condones the actions of Puffin Software.

Have you ever played any of the Commands & Colors games, specifically BattleLore? If so, you’ll feel right at home playing Viking Lords on your iPad.

The game play is identical to Richard Borg’s Command and Colors system. You have a left flank, center, and right flank that your units play on. You’ve got 3 classes of units: fast but weak, well balanced, and strong but slow. The only things that Battlelore has that Viking Lords doesn’t is Lore and Lore Masters.

Is the game any good? Yes, it is. You’ve got 15 maps, 18 unique units on each side, and the ability to play against the AI. You can play a campaign, a quick skirmish, or play online. The graphics aren’t the best in the world, but they’re not the worst either. All this for $3.99, and you’ve got yourself a good time for a good price. I really hope the game gets future updates with more maps, units, and maybe something similar to a Lore system.

Puffin Software provided a free copy of Viking Lords for review. Viking Lords can be found on the iTunes App store for $3.99 for the iPad.