Game Genre : Strategic
Complexity : Advanced
Game Theatre : Napoleonics
Play Style : Turn-Based IGOUGO - Top Down
He who controls Europe, controls the world
Take command of one of the many factions in early 19th century Europe! Empires in Arms is a grand strategy turn-based race to prove which nation is the greatest in Europe. In a bid for mastery over the continent, players can succeed where Napoleon failed or try to stop the military genius quicker than his historical enemies could!
The game moves in monthly turns where diplomacy and builds are conducted. Within the monthly turns there are a variable number of impulses where corps and fleets move about. All movement is simultaneous with battles occurring at the end of the impulse. Battles are resolved by players both picking a strategy and fighting a series of rounds in an attempt to break the enemy. Make and break alliances, declare war, invade minor nations, propose peace terms, build armies of landwehr, regulars, guards, light cavalry, heavy cavalry and artillery. Many historical leaders from the period are included to command corps and fleets, from Admiral Nelson to Marshal Davout to the Pashas of the Ottoman Empires..
Diplomacy and economics will complement the sharp bayonets and deadly cannons of your direct military might when you take the role of any of the major powers in 19th century Europe! As you conquer your weaker foes, use the money and resources from fallen nations to recruit new units and replenish your ranks. France, Great Britain, Prussia, Turkey, Russia, Spain and Austria all stand ready with their full resources, generals, armies and fleets for you to take command. Join the intricate and deadly contest of power that changed a continent and created a legend.
The slightest mistake could be the difference between the crown of Europe or exile to St. Helena. Step into history and find your destiny in Empires in Arms!
Official licensed adaptation of the classic Empires in Arms board game
Encompasses the important aspects of diplomacy and warfare during the Napoleonic Wars from 1805 to 1815
Control any one of seven major powers of the period (France, Great Britain, Russia, Austria, Prussia, Spain or Turkey)
Includes some enhanced rules and play options added over the years by Empires in Arms players.
Create alliances, declare war, and negotiate peace terms on the path to admiration or condemnation.
Use money and manpower received from home provinces and conquered lands to raise an army and navy capable of military dominance.
Conquer, manipulate or ally with a host of minor countries in your quest to build an empire
Save your unit setups for quick reuse in later games, import / export battles for miniature games, multiplayer hotseat games, solo games, PBEM games.
Field of Play: Grand Strategy
Historical Period: Early 19th Century
Unit Scale: Corps
Game Play: IGO-UGO
Players: 1 - 7
AI: Up to 6 AI players each with 3 different difficulty levels
Game Editor: No
Pentium PIII 700 MHz or faster
512 MB RAM
Video/Graphics: 64mb video card
Sound: Std PC / Sound Blaster
200MB of Free HDD space