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Posted: 2 JAN 2008
9 / 10 - Forge of Freedom is the best and most complete game of the American Civil War on the market.
Posted: 24 SEP 2007
A fan of richly detailed grand strategy games, or the American Civil War era will be greatly rewarded for spending time exploring Forge of Freedom.
Posted: 1 SEP 2007
Forge of Freedom re-creates in abundant detail the strategic challenges the Union and the Confederacy faced, including the issues of weapons development, economic management, state politics and elections, and the possibility of international intervention. With so many factors to consider, players’ management skills are thoroughly tested. However, Civil War buffs in particular will appreciate the comprehensiveness of this strategy game of the War Between the States.
Posted: 13 AUG 2007
On the whole, I was pleased with playing the game as it encompassed more then just a single battle but the whole aspect of the war in general.
Posted: 20 JUL 2007
Forge of Freedom appears to do a tremendous job of appeasing the history buff while also providing an opportunity for the rest of us to learn a bit. However, the game never obsesses over detail and emphasizes playability and customization of game experience to suit each person's desire for realism.
Posted: 4 MAY 2007
"Forge of Freedom was unquestionably developed by people with a rare love for historical based wargaming. The folks at Western Civilization Software put forth extreme effort in researching 1860s economic, diplomatic, and military systems and transformed all that raw data into a venerable piece of gaming software."
Posted: 31 MAR 2007
Comment (Translated from italian): "Forge of Freedom can be appreciated as an addictive game, wide in its strategical scope, suitable to preferences of different players."
Posted: 5 JAN 2007
Translated: "This game has kept me attached to my computer since Christmas. In contrast to its predecessors all the right improvements were put in place to improve the flow of the game and provide greater flexibility for the player. Also the historical accuracy and play depth are as remarkable as expected from Matrix Games!"
Posted: 21 DEC 2006
Everything said; Forge of Freedom is the best Civil War game I have ever played. It perfectly matches a strong strategic game with compelling tactical battles. It simultaneously gives the player depth and options to reduce that depth if desired. Mix in the strong AI and I may have my wargame GOTY.
Posted: 8 DEC 2006
The combination of grand strategy and classic detailed tactical battles gives Forge of Freedom a leg up on most of the competition in terms of game features. Forge of Freedom is a highly enjoyable title that’s recommended to anyone who wants to take his or her shot at commanding the Civil War.... A Civil War grand strategy game with flexible complexity that’s friendly to new players while still maintaining strategic variety: 7/8
Release Date: 29 NOV 2006
Genre: Tactical, Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based WEGO
Period: Civil War
Western Civilization Software
The Readers' Choice Awards - Game of the Year
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Release Date: 27 FEB 2009
The new Emperors 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. 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 or Portugal.