Empires in Arms

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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!

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  • Official licensed adaptation of the classic Empires in Arms board game
  • Includes many enhanced rules and play options added over the years by "Empires in Harms" players
  • 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)
  • 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

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Empires in Arms Armchair General Review
for those who want to fill the Little Corporals boots, dominate Europe, and stab a few backs along the way, Empires in Arms is just the ticket.

Empires in Arms Wargamer Review
Players [will] discover why this game won a CSR Award in the first place back in 1984 and has continued to be a great game ever since.


Empires in Arms

Release Date: 5 DEC 2007

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Advanced
Period: Napoleonics

Australian Design Group

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Product Specs

  • Theatre: Eastern Europe, Western Europe
  • Unit Scale: Corps
  • Players: 1-7
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 169mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 6hr 42min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 22min
  • - High Speed: 4min
  • Version: 1.05.03
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Color
  • Editor: No

Product Requirements :
    OS: Windows 2000 / NT / XP / Vista / 7
    CPU: Minimum PIII 700 Mhz
    RAM: 512MB
    Video/Graphics: 64mb card
    Sound: Std PC / Sound blaster
    Hard disk space: 200MB
    CD-Rom: Yes for Physical install only
    DirectX version: Minimum DirectX 7

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Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
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