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Wars of Napoleon

AGEod goes back to the Napoleonic era and delivers the most detailed and comprehensive strategy game ever created about a time of struggle and conquest that forged modern Europe.

The engine has been refined to better represent the peculiarities of the period, allowing players to think and act as commanders of the Napoleonic era.

You are now able to manage the complexities of armies organization and logistics in a very detailed political setting, where each contender plays a vital part to the final outcome.

Establish your dynasty over most of Europe as Napoleon, or get rid of the Revolutionary tyrant as Britain. Also play as one of the other main contenders of the time such as Austria, Russia, Prussia, Spain or the Ottoman Empire and emerge amongst the victorious powers!

New to the game? Check out the video tutorials here!

Change History! Discover how Napoleon could have been able to invade England in this great scripted video!

Scenarios

  • Grand Campaign 1805-1815 with 2 starting dates (January & August)
  • Austerlitz Campaign 1805
  • Jena Campaign 1806-1807
  • Waterloo Scenario June 1815

Military

  • Create armies and corps and manage how they support each other
  • Lead mighty fleets of ships that can intercept, bombard, and disembark troops.
  • Check your supply network, create depots, forage the land while you march or pillage the enemy regions if the rest fails.
  • Build new units with a brand new system of ‘create and gather’ system.
  • Two set of uniforms for most soldiers depending on army reforms. More than 300 different uniforms from accurate sources, and over 400 portraits of generals redone from historical paintings and sources.
  • Numerous historical options, including reforming your nation and army the way you want.
  • New interface to promote your generals or see the hierarchy of your army more easily.
  • You can guide your allies, if they are AI nations, so you get the most out of them.
  • New history screen where you can check the evolution of your army and the army of your enemies.
  • Form or disband divisions and appoint generals to lead them.
  • Promote generals but beware of the political support of some, if they are bypassed in favour of young promising officers.
  • Lead expeditionary forces assisted by allies and minor nations.
  • Use special orders like forced march, build redoubts, disband units.
  • Muster partisans and levy special emergency troops.

Political

  • Play one among seven major nations: France, Great Britain, Prussia, Russia, Austria, Spain, and Ottoman Empire.
  • Diplomacy with casus-belli, coalitions, defensive treaty, passage rights and more.
  • Send monetary help, gain access to special units and dozens of historical options completely customizable for the major nations.
  • Draft your population, use smugglers, develop your territories and many more decision cards.
  • Large chain of events with multiple possibilities dealing with the insurrections in Spain or special peace treaties.
  • Custom faction modifiers that give your nation a specific feel (e.g. as France, reward your talented generals with The Légion d’Honneur)
  • Handle your resources carefully, like money, guns and horses. Each country has strengths and weaknesses.
  • Form or disband satellite nations.
  • France and Great Britain can form super alliances against one another.
  • As France or Great Britain, try to get the upper hand in the Continental Blockade.

Special Features

  • "What if?” options that you can enable or disable, to shape the course of the war in line with your strategy (e.g. Ensure that The United States  sides with France against Great Britain in 1812).
  • A very large map of Europe with over 4,000 regions and also special areas like the West Indies, North America, Persia and India.

 

Empires in Arms

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!

Napoleon's Campaigns

The greatest historical strategy game about Napoleon's Campaigns is here! Napoleon's Campaigns is a realistic simulation of the campaigns fought by the renowned French emperor between 1805 and 1815. In addition to reliving these landmarks of operational maneuver across Europe, the game also includes the Peninsula War (1808-1814) and even a what-if scenario where Napoleon invades England (1805). Each scenario presents a unique and interesting challenge!

The largest most beautiful Napoleonic Europe map ever, with unequalled look and detail levels like dioramas ; A large collection of campaigns : Austerlitz (1805), Trafalgar (1805), Iena (1806), Friedland (1807), Danube (1809), Russia (1812), Germany (1813), France (1814), Waterloo (1815), Peninsula War (1808-1814). And as a bonus a what-if scenario on the invasion of England (1805)! Easy to play, hard to master, play a scenario over a few hour or long breathtaking Campaigns following Napoleon's tracks ; 7 playable nations, dozens of different troops, hundreds of events, over 1000 historical leaders with unique abilities ; Organize divisions, armies and corps, manage supply and morale, and put the best leaders in command! Upgraded Birth of America and American Civil War engine with improved Military AI and national personalities. Very fast support and large community benefits at www.ageod.co.uk!

Crown of Glory Emperors Edition

Glory is Fleeting, Obscurity is Forever...

“Better not to have been born than to live without glory.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Two centuries ago, Europe was in the midst of one of the most gripping periods in human history. It was an era that saw cobblers become princes and emperors become exiles, an age of legendary diplomats and brilliant tacticians. Listen to the roll of the drum, the call of the bugle, and see the banners unfurled above the divisions and corps. Wide-eyed recruits march next to battle-scarred veterans, sabers clatter alongside the bags of grapeshot, the wheels of hundreds of caissons rattle, as generals plan and diplomats plot, and all of Europe grasps with desperate hands for… The Crown Of Glory.

This new Emperor’s Edition is a sequel to the acclaimed Crown of Glory and improves on the original in every area, immersing the player in the epic events of the Napoleonic era. A beautiful strategic map with more than 200 provinces covers all of Europe and North Africa, with scenarios and campaigns from 1792 up to 1820. Stronger AI, a streamlined interface and a new simplified economic model to allow players to focus on the aspects of the game they most enjoy. Players take the role of one of the crowned potentates of any of the eight Major powers as well as having the option to play as a minor power such as Poland, Denmark or Portugal.

Historical leaders, special abilities, fleets, upgrades, reinforcements, colonialism, guard units and over 100 historical events, give Crown Of Glory: Emperor's Edition a unique and engrossing style. Combining Strategy and Tactics in one design, Crown Of Glory: Emperor's Edition offers you an opportunity to test your strength in an age of legends.

Features:

Improvements to Detailed Land Battles: 

New Detailed Naval Battles at the Ship Level!

Wind speed and direction affects movement and combat Ships have five different sail states Damage to hull, guns, carronades, rigging, crew, leaders Fire round shot, chain shot, or canister shot 20 different critical hit types to ships, such as fire and rudder shot away Grappling and boarding

Commander: Napoleon at War

Commander - Napoleon at War is the newest game in the Commander series, taking the acclaimed design introduced in Commander - Europe at War to the next level. Building on the international success of its predecessor, Commander - Napoleon at War brings the same simple and intuitive gameplay mechanics to the Napoleonic era, creating a different and even more compelling gaming experience. Use the combined arms of infantry, cavalry and artillery combined with the innovations and strategies of the Napoleonic wars to secure victory.

Play on a beautifully rendered map of Napoleonic Europe, where terrain and weather play a large role and mud and snow may bog down your army at a crucial time. Logistics are also modelled, with supply lines, resources and sieges and the use of privateers and naval superiority to stifle trade routes. Players have twelve unit types to choose from as well as fifteen research paths, and eight immersive historical campaigns from 1805 through 1815!

Can Napoleon’s ambition be denied or will the flag of the Empire of France fly throughout the continent? It is up to you to write the story of the Napoleonic Wars in Commander - Napoleon at War!

Features:

  • 8 immersive campaigns (including a full 1805-1815 campaign) starting from Napoleons war with Austria, Russia and Britan in 1805 up to the 100 days campaign ending at Waterloo in 1815.
  • Take control of Napoleon's forces or the Allied Coalition who opposed him, including Britain, Prussia, Austria and Russia.
  • Huge map covering all of Europe and stretching from Canada and the United States all the way to the Urals and the Middle East in beautiful historical detail
  • Choose from up to 15 different historical research paths for each country in five general areas (Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Navy, Warfare)
  • Spend Money, Manpower and Horses to build new units and recruit historical leaders, choosing from twelve different unit types ranging from Light Infantry to Frigates.
  • Dynamic weather system includes mud, snow and storms
  • Trade routes, frigates and privateers
  • Bombardment and siege of fortresses and resources
  • 12 different units types including Militia, Line & Guard Infantry, Light & Heavy Cavalry, Foot & Horse Artillery, Frigates, Ships of the Line and Privateers
  • Recruit historic commanders such as Ney, Blucher, Wellington & many more.
  • Multiplayer via LAN, hot seat, PBEM and Internet

Napoleon in Italy

Step back to the age of Napoleon and follow in the earliest footsteps of this military genius! Napoleon in Italy is a hex based strategy game that includes both the strategic level of movement and logistics combined with playable tactical battles.

Lead the young Napoleon's French Army on his first campaign against the Austrians and Piedmontese in Northern Italy or try to stop Napoleon’s dedicated army and tactical brilliance with the mighty allied army of Austria. Experience a great interface and addicting gameplay based on realistically modelled Napoleonic combat.

Units and armies have various attributes like morale, experience, unit cohesion and supply to reflect the realities of historical operational combat in the Napoleonic era.  Leaders are rated for Attack, Defense and Initiative as well as many special abilties designed to reflect the unique historical abilities of each commander.  A realistic unit replacement system and historical siege and tactical battle rules bring the ultimate in turn-based gameplay set at the end of the 18th century. 

Napoleon in Italy includes a year-long Full Campaign, 7 short historical campaigns and a guided Tutorial.  Each campaign may be played as either side against a cunning AI or a human opponent.

Grab the bayonet and fall in; it’s time to experience Napoleon in Italy!

List of Campaigns:

- Piedmont Campaign (April - May 1796)
- Lodi Campaign (May - June 1796)
- Mincio Campaign (May - August 1796)
- Castiglione Campaign (July - October 1796)
- Wurmser's Ordeal (Sept - Nov 1796)
- Arcole Campaign (Nov - Dec 1796)
- Rivoli Campaign (Jan - Mar 1797)
- Full Campaign (Apr 1796 - Apr 1797)

  • More than 700 named historical regiments with 7 different unit types complimented by 240 historical leaders

  • Beautiful historical map based on satellite height-map data with both strategic and tactical level of play

  • Fight as the French, Austrian and Piedmontese armies

  • 8 historical campaigns (1 full and 7 short) plus an extensive tutorial and highly accurate and detailed campaign setups

  • Random events to maintain replayability and fresh gameplay even after playing through each campaign

  • 7 stances on the strategic map and 5 formations on the tactical map to give players a wide range of historical options to battle the enemy and command how they see fit

  • Something for everyone: 3 gameplay modes (simple, advanced and realistic) and 3 difficulty levels with changing rules

  • An advanced initiative system for leaders and a cohesion system for armies

  • Leaders, units and armies are all rated with realistic stats and abilities that take into account their strategic, tactical and logistical capabilities

  • Authentic uniforms to make the uniform history buff happy

  • Multiplayer capability: Hot-Seat, PBEM and TCP/IP

Campaigns on the Danube

There are certain things in war of which the commander alone comprehends the importance. Nothing but his superior firmness and ability can subdue and surmount all difficulties." - Napoleon Bonaparte. In April of 1809, Austria took advantage of French preoccupation with Portugal by attacking Napoleon's German ally, Bavaria. New reforms in the Austrian army, including reorganization, as well as Napoleon¡¦s interest in fighting the British on the Iberian Peninsula fueled Austria's desire for revenge for having suffered numerous sharp defeats at French hands. The Austrians quickly pushed aside French resistance in the region, until Napoleon himself arrived on the field. Taking immediate action, he threw his troops across the Danube and struck at a surprised Austrian foe, cutting it in two. Marching into Vienna, Napoleon sought a decisive battle with Charles's army. Poor weather combined with a torrential river caused a large portion of France's army to be caught on the wrong side of the river as revitalized Austrian troops hit them hard. Eventually Napoleon managed to extract his men from the danger, but not after having suffered nearly 21,000 casualties to the Austrian's 23,000. While the myth of French invincibility had been credibly destroyed, not two days later Napoleon crushed the Austrians at Wagram, inflicting 40,000 casualties and forcing Austria to sue for peace and join his vaunted Continental System.

With this new offering from Matrix Games and Adanac, players may command these historic, powerful armies as they face off against each other in a clash that would be destined to defeat Austria but prove for a brief time that Napoleon could indeed be stopped. Players will be able to take command of the French forces under Napoleon or Austrians under Charles and strike at each other over a large hex-based map. Cavalry, infantry, artillery, engineers, leaders, supply wagons, depots, and other counters may be maneuvered for maximum military effect, while the flexible combat system may be used either through the game system itself or through miniatures play. This battle was by no means a foregone conclusion; the French could have easily handled the Austrians had the fateful river crossing not conspired against them, and the Austrians could just as well have held against The Little Corporal and dealt the French a stunning defeat. Now, with " The Campaigns of the Danube 1805 & 1809 ", players may indulge in one of seven scenarios that focus on the region's conflicts, including battles fought there in 1805. For any connoisseur of Napoleonic gaming, The Campaigns of the Danube 1805 & 1809 is a fascinating and fast-paced game that is bound to provide countless hours of surprises and conquest.

Features:

Map covers central Europe from Ulm in the west to Olmutz in the Northeast Maneuver elements consist of divisions and brigades AI can play either side (French or Austrians) PBEM capability Ability to fight battles using miniatures Bridge demolition and construction

John Tiller's Battleground Napoleonic Wars

ohn Tiller’s Battleground Napoleonic Wars puts the player in command of the mighty armies of the Napoleonic era, combining the time-tested interface and turn-based game mechanics that made John Tiller’s original game designs famous. With the choice of 2D or 3D battlefield view, dozens of scenarios and more historical information then can be found in most public libraries, John Tiller’s Battleground Napoleonic Wars brings gamers some of the most exciting battles and campaigns from Napoleons famous career.

Players can march across Eastern Europe against the Czar's armies with the original Napoleon in Russia, compete for position and advantage in Prelude to Waterloo, or fight the dramatic final battle of Napoleon in the original Waterloo or even take to the seas in Age of Sail, a bonus game included in this amazing package. Fans of John Tiller’s Napoleonics game mechanics will find this compilation to be a comprehensive and lasting addition to their strategy library. With a convenient difficulty slider and many optional rules, newcomers to the series can also enjoy John Tiller’s excellent game design. Furthermore, the terrain and order of battle for each scenario and campaign has been meticulously researched to create some of the most in-depth and immersive recreations of Napoleon’s major campaigns ever made!

Command the mighty armies of Napoleon and redraw the map of Europe in John Tiller’s Battleground Napoleonic Wars 

Note: A special discount is available if you purchase this title together with Battleground Civil War!  See the Buy Now link.

Features:

  • Includes all of John Tillers famous original Napoleonic titles in one compilation: Napoleon in Russia, Prelude to Waterloo, and Waterloo
  • Includes Age of Sail: Naval Combat in the Napoleonic Age
  • Loads of original historical research on the battlefields and orders of battle makes each battle stand out from the rest in accuracy and realism
  • Meticulous reconstruction of each battlefield in both 2D and 3D for an added layer of realism and historical accuracy
  • 2D and 3D units supported along with multiple zoom levels so players can view the battlefield exactly as they wish
  • Custom tune difficulty settings and optional rules to meet your liking
  • Each main battle includes many historical and what-if variants, as well as some smaller related battles. In total, this means dozens of scenarios (including the full multi-day battles) and hundreds of hours of quality Napoleonic historical gameplay!
  • ... and more!

 

Horse and Musket Volume I

The birth of Prussia and the legend of Frederick the Great!

The Seven Years’ War was fought across the globe and called by some the first “World War” as virtually every major power participated.  In the center of events was Prussia, almost constantly at war and lead by the now legendary Frederick the Great. 

Relive the exciting and trying days of Frederick the Great in Horse and Musket: Volume I, the improved and expanded combination of the previous Prussian War Machine and Prussia’s Glory titles. Horse and Musket: Volume I is a reboot of the successful Horse and Musket series, including not only two solid historical titles in one package, but also many new game features, a powerful new editor, and a complete graphics overhaul to an already acclaimed gaming system.

Through the classic turn-based hex system, gamers take command of a wide variety of historical units and leaders as they try to follow in Frederick’s footsteps across 10 of his famous battles, making for a whopping 40 scenarios in total. Maneuver your infantry battalions, cavalry squadrons, and artillery batteries to break the enemy lines and claim your own title as a great captain of history!

Perhaps the most important feature to celebrate with Horse and Musket: Volume I is the revival of this innovative gaming system!  With many new features and improvements, this latest release still has the same engaging game mechanics that bring to life the battlefields and tactics of the 18th Century!

Features:

Game Editor Features

 

 

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