Reign of Swords by US/Asian game developer Punch Entertainment is a complex turn-based strategy battle game with multiplayer functionality. Reign of Swords is similar to a tabletop war game with its extensive rules and figures.
The context is a medieval civil war with European-looking backgrounds, in which the player is an imperial loyalist fighting rebel nobles. The different boards have different terrains of fields, forests, rivers, castles etc., allowing for refined strategies for offense and defense. The design of the different levels or missions is exceptional, creating increasing difficulty as the player's experience builds.
While the online multiplayer functionality is great in the first place, the game here is very different. Each player sets up their army and deploys units into battle groups with basic orders. Then the multiplayer takes over, making it possible to deal with dropped connections. This is fun to play as well but the tactical aspect of the game gets lost in comparison to the single-player version.
The only real drawback to Reign of Swords is its performance on the iPhone. The touch screen does not work too well when navigating around maps and repeated touches are often needed. Still Reign of Swords is a great game and anyone who likes strategy games or military simulations will enjoy Reign of Swords immensely.