one of the best strategy games you can call from the good old days is for sure Defender of the Crown..based on the book Ivanhoe the Black Knight written by Sir Walter Scott.
it was one of the rare games with very awesome animations in a cinemtopgraphic style ingame and in the cut sequences.
the game was first released for Amiga in 1986 and then later other releases followed.
Update:Broken Link, since Cinemaware update their page and released Defender of the Crown on Itunes.
Thx to the Admin of the Blog Gold Coaster for pointing out