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Crown of Glory: Emperors Edition

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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.

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Features

  • Emperor's Edition Improvements:
  • New strategic map including a network of roads connecting provinces 70 new movement areas on the strategic map
  • New Simple Economy mode for players who want to concentrate on military / diplomacy
  • 6 new minor powers
  • 101 new historical events such as Reign of Terror, Janissary Revolt, and Assassination of Paul I
  • Map zooms in and out smoothly on strategic and detailed combat levels
  • Nations gain Experience and Naval Experience and use these to purchase national upgrades, advanced units, and special training for units
  • Improved orders of battle in all scenarios with historical names for hundreds of divisions and ships
  • New scenarios for 1803 and 1812
  • New scenarios that allow Portugal, Bavaria, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Poland to be player-controlled
  • Changes to strategic A.I. to create more historical decisions for certain nations
  • New Path of Napoleon victory condition in which player must try to accomplish all of Napoleons goals
  • New rules for inflation and mobilization limits to better model wartime effects on the economy and to limit army sizes to historical levels
  • New rules for march attrition
  • New interface screens for strategic overview, unit and province lists
  • Ability to fight detailed battles at division or brigade level
  • New system of in-game help
  • New music and sound effects 

Improvements to Detailed Land Battles: 

  • Cavalry units can deploy cavalry screens in detailed battle
  • Units can set a reaction radius in detailed battle that allows units to fire at enemy units, to move to intercept them, or to change rotation to face moving enemy units
  • New system for handling threat zones and formation changes
  • New Pursuit Phase at end of combat
  • Completely new A.I. for detailed battle Can now give long-range movement orders to units and to entire military groups

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

View AllReviews - From the Press

Review on Strategium Alliance
"A success!"

Review on Vae Victus
[Translated from French] - Very complete game with an excellent tactical module.

Preview on Wargamer.com
"Some gamers become concerned that sequels are overpriced patches. No such fear is necessary here..."

Details


Crown of Glory: Emperors Edition

Release Date: 27 FEB 2009

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Tactical, Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: Napoleonics


Developer
Western Civilization Software



Product Specs

  • Theatre: Eastern Europe, Western Europe
  • Unit Scale: Division, Squad
  • Turn Scale: Monthly
  • Players: 1-8
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 1400mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 55hr 33min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 3hr 2min
  • - High Speed: 37min
  • Version: 1.00
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
  • Editor: Moddable Data Files

Product Requirements :
    Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    Pentium or Athlon 1GHz+
    512 MB RAM
    32Mb DirectX 7+ Video Card
    DirectX 7+ Sound Card
    DirectX 9.0C
    2 GB of Free Hard Drive space
    CD-Rom (for Boxed Version installation)
    DirectX 7 or later
    Windows Media Player (for Video Tutorials)

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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.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.