• 1 - Vangelis, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, "Main Title " (evokes the inexorable march of "progress")
  • 2 - Basil Poledouris Conan the Barbarian, "Anvil of Crom" (the classic adventuring tune)
  • 3 - Basil Poledouris, Conan the Barbarian, "Mountain of Power" (majestic throne music)
  • 4 - Wojciech Kilar, Dracula, "The Vampire Hunters" (driven beat, like Holst's Mars)
  • 5 - Hans Zimmer, Gladiator, "The Battle" (pounding, best battle music ever)
  • 6 - Gustav Holst, The Planets, "Mars, Bringer of War" (the original battle music)
  • 7 - Carl Orff, Carmina Burana, "Fortuna Impetrix Mundi" (classic)
  • 8 - Patrick Doyle, Henry V, "Opening" (epic and grave)
  • 9 - Michael Kamen, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, "Main Title" (swashbuckling adventure theme)
  • 10 - Ennio Morricone, The Mission, "Gabriel's Oboe" (as apt for Aztaltica as the Amazon)

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I'd have preferred to have tied the music thematically to each page, but this proved too difficult to design, so instead went with this selection of 40+ minutes of background fantasy music. As any Arik or Aztaltica player knows, I value music for atmosphere, and these ten tunes are past favorities used for many a battle, from Vangelis's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, the unofficial soundtrack of the Aztaltica campaign, to soundtracks like Gladiator, Conan, Dracula, etc.