||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Forge of Freedom Updated and Improved!

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

Improved Detailed Battles, a Craftier AI, tweaks, fixes and improvements!!

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are pleased to announce the release of the comprehensive 1.12.2 update for their acclaimed Civil War strategy game, Forge of Freedom! The update comes with a sizeable amount of fixes, rule changes, improvements, and new features and further polishes the gameplay of Forge of Freedom based on player feedback and ongoing game reports.

 

Specifically for fixes, VPs are now properly assigned only for decisive battles and the National Will bug for capturing empty cities is now fixed. There are also many other improvements and tweaks with detailed battles, especially with the AI and with reinforcements now adding to the Will to Fight. In addition, the US will now lose one additional National Will point if it loses a decisive battle in a US province and the CSA will gain one NW point in the same situation. New features include 10 new special abilities for units, improvements to generals’ statistics, new generals’ biographies (now 300 in total), and much more.

 

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Forge of Freedom has proven to be an enduring classic in the American Civil War strategy genre. Anyone looking for an authentic wargame that truly captures the rich strategic and tactical problems facing a commander of that time period should absolutely give Forge of Freedom a try.  Western Civilization Software has polished this gem to a mirror finish with their excellent post-release updates.”

 

More than seven-score years have passed since the start of this conflict that pitted state against state, brother against brother and broke the chains of slavery.  Forge of Freedom gives you a chance to relive history from either side in a work of grand strategy.

 

As the leader of the Union or the Confederacy, you will be faced with historical decisions on the military, economic and diplomatic strategies to pursue.  The diplomatic and economic systems have been streamlined and improved since Crown of Glory to be more user-friendly and also suited to the period.  Rather than multiple minor nations, each state has its own Governor and they will make demands on you and shift their attitudes according to events.  In addition, you will have to manage diplomacy with the European powers to try to sway them towards or against intervention.  Over 1,000 historical generals are included along with an option to know their abilities ahead of time or have to find out the hard way, as happened historically.  Railroads, rivers and cities all play important roles, as do elections which occur at both state and national levels.  Every effort has been made to bring you as thorough a simulation of the American Civil War as is possible, from 1861 to 1865, from the skirmishes and raids in the West to the pitched in the East and the Naval blockade.

 

Get the update here. This update is comprehensive and will bring any previous version of Forge of Freedom to version 1.12.2.

More Info

Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865

  ( Views : 8973 )


In Other News..

Command gets Wargame of the Year Edition

Monday, September 22, 2014

Launched in September last year, Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations blew the minds of fans of hardcore simulations with its unparalleled attention to detail, endless flexibility, and relentless realism. Command puts players in control of a vast array of units and formations, allowing them to lead the way in dozens official and user-created scenarios. The quality of this game did not go unnoticed by the press either, as Command won several awards including; Digital Wargame of the Year (Grogheads), Wargame of the Year 2013 (Usenet), and was selected among the Top Five Wargames of 2013 (War is Boring).

Read more...

Deal of the Week: Pandora Series

Monday, September 22, 2014

Following the release of Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira, the expansion to the successful Pandora: First Contact, we are happy to announce that the Pandora series will be featured in this Deal of The Week.  This week, you will be able to get a 33% discount on both Pandora: First Contact and the freshly released: Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira. If you are a fan of the 4X genre, this is a deal you cannot afford to miss!

Read more...

Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira is now available

Friday, September 19, 2014

Zeus, father of the Olympians, made night from mid-day, hiding the light of the shining Sun, and sore fear came upon men.” (Archilochus)

The world of Pandora, mankind’s new hope, was already a dangerous place for the human colonists. A hostile environment where vile alien creatures roamed the land and these did not welcome the human visitor.  As if all these hazards were not enough, Pandora has now become an even more dangerous place. As the sun grows dark, a new enemy species reaches the surface of this hostile world, rising up from the depths of Pandora and a new human faction joins the competition for the planet’s dominance. 

Read more...

Distant Worlds Gets another update

Friday, September 19, 2014

Patch 1.9.5.8 is now available!

The most detailed 4X title gets another major update! As of today patch 1.9.5.8 is available for download through all major channels. This update adds new customization features for ship designs and also further increases the modability of the AI, giving you more control than ever over your copy of Distant Worlds, allowing you to tailor the game to your liking. Other changes includes new AI tweaks, and weapon balances. 

Read more...

Hell is Approaching

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The mythical land of Gilrand is such a safe and quiet place that knights and paladins are drinking beers all day long in the trendiest inns of the realm. But there is no better target for the devil than a charming and peaceful place. In the darkest side of this fantasy world, subterranean legions are just waiting for one sign from their hellish leader to start a monstrous invasion. Harmonious times are over and chaos gets underway!

Read more...

Deal of the Week Battle Academy

Monday, September 15, 2014

Celebrating the launch of the highly anticipated Battle Academy 2, we are happy to announce that this week we are giving you a great offer on the first Battle Academy! Now you will be able to grab Battle Academy for just $ 19,99. Never was there a better time to pick up the game that started this classic series!

Read more...

Battle Academy 2 Out now!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The enemy is at the gate. It is a question of life and death.” (Andrei Zhdanov – Soviet Politician)

June 22, 1941 – German troops cross the border in Soviet-occupied Poland and break instantly the Non-Aggression pact between Germany and the USSR. This brutal and massive operation opened a huge new front in Europe. While the initial advance was fast and surprising enough to make the Germans reach the gates of Moscow, the invaders quickly had to deal with a valiant resistance from the Red Army and endure the tough weather and terrain conditions. Soon the Eastern Front became the ruthless and the bloodiest front of the whole war…

Read more...