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It is Roger Pearse!

I have found a clear signature on a scan of Annals of Rome for the Amiga:

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https://www.hobbydb.com/marketplaces/ho ... 1f4a22fc33

I am confident it is the same signature as that in the PSS games Battle for Midway, Battle of Britain, Bismarck, Swords & Sorcery and Tobruk. So we can add Roger Pearse as cover artist for these titles.

It is not clear if it is the same signature as that in Panic and Les Flics (both by PSS). It could be, and I strongly suspect it is, but the scans aren't clear enough to say for certain, so I don't think we can add a cover art credit for them.
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Rorthron wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:01 pm

I am confident it is the same signature as that in the PSS games Battle for Midway, Battle of Britain, Bismarck, Swords & Sorcery and Tobruk. So we can add Roger Pearse as cover artist for these titles.

It is not clear if it is the same signature as that in Panic and Les Flics (both by PSS). It could be, and I strongly suspect it is, but the scans aren't clear enough to say for certain, so I don't think we can add a cover art credit for them.
Mobygames think Les Flics too.
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I could have just looked at Mobygames and avoided all that sleuthing! :lol:

So per Mobygames Roger Pearse did the covers of:

Annals of Rome
Bismarck
Tobruk: The Clash of Armour
Battle for Midway
Les Flics
Pool

Based on the signature we can also add:

Battle of Britain
Swords & Sorcery

All by PSS
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I'm not sure we can follow Mobygames' credit for Annals of Rome. The inlay in the archive does not have a signature, and is different from the later Amiga/DOS version, which is signed by Roger Pearse. It is possible that the Spectrum inlay is also by Roger Pearse, but I don't think we can be sure. The Mobygames credit may only refer to the Amiga/DOS cover.
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Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:40 pm
All by PSS
Except Pool, which was by CDS.
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1351|Derby Day
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... /Derby_Day

This has no credits in SC/ZXDB.
Per the Spectrum instructions the game is by P Curtis.
Per Mobygames this is Peter G Curtis. However, Mobygames only credits the C64 version to him. I think this is an error, as the Spectrum instructions credit Curtis, and his other titles are Spectrum games.

Per Mobygames the inlay is by Phil Gascoine, but to me it looks like a photo, so I suspect Mobygames is wrong again.
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Seems like there's two covers for Derby Day - the black border version for the c64 at Mobygames is the Phil Gascoine one.
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836|Castle Master
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/8 ... tle_Master
Cover Artwork by: David Wyatt
Per inlay

The inlay has several other credits, not all recorded in SC/ZXDB:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Concept and Design by: Ian Andrew
Programmed by: Chris Andrew, Paul Gregory and Sean Ellis
Graphics by: Mike Salmon and Team 7
Story & Cryptic Clues by: Mel Croucher
Music by: Teque Software Development
Cover Artwork by: David Wyatt
Typography by: Starlight Graphics
Additional contributions by: Andy Tait, Helen Andrew, Mary Moy, Anita
Bradley, Ursula Taylor, Kev, André and Paul
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836|Castle Master
Hi @Rorthron. @StooB pointed out that this is already covered here. We are working through updates as quickly as possible and as time allows.
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