Forge the destiny of the world amid the turbulent times of the early 19th century. Lead one of the Great Empires in titanic conflicts, or achieve economic dominance backed by shrewd diplomats and resolute military. Choose to rule as absolute despot or constitutional monarch. Unleash Hussars, Lancers, Dragoons, and Imperial Guards across more than 50 battle maps--from the green fields of England, to the icy wastes of Russia and sweeping deserts of Morocco--all in stunning, full 3D. Fight for naval dominance in breathtaking, real-time sea battles. This is an age of change--be at the leading edge of modernity or your civilization will fall by the wayside.
Two distinct gameplay modes: turn-based Imperial Management Model, plus Real-time Land and Naval Battles in full 3D.
Spectacular land battles: Striking environments provide the backdrop for gruesome scenes of combat. Fully interactive Battle Maps allow you to gain a defensive advantage by occupying buildings, forests, boulder fields, and more. The varying climates and terrains of the 50+ maps dramatically change the look and feel of battles. Realistic weather effects influence your troops' ability and will to fight.
Historically accurate units and weaponry: Faithfully reproduced units, which differ from Empire to Empire, reflect the color and splendor of the era. Authentic period formations and maneuvers provide great tactical depth.
Breathtaking naval battles: Varying classes of ships are manned by crews with differing skills and abilities. Choose to sink your enemy, or immobilize, board, and capture their vessels.
Choice of empires: Choose from the five Great Empires of the period--Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia, or Austro-Hungary, in your struggle for domination. Each Empire has its own strengths and weaknesses that can change as play progresses.
In-depth management model: Provides challenging, rewarding gameplay encompassing war, diplomacy, politics, commerce, and technology. Develop and expand your Empire throughout Europe and North Africa, across 51 Provinces and 29 Maritime Regions.
Comprehensive development model: featuring over 70 advancements, with separate Military, Political/Diplomatic, Resource and Commercial Branches, and a unique system of historical Quests.
Multiplayer mode: head-to-head real-time battles.
Microsoft Windows 2000/Windows XP (admin rights required) (Windows® 95/98/ME/NT not supported) Pentium 3 1.0GHz (or AthlonXP equivalent) 256 MB System Memory 100% DirectX 9 compatible 64MB Direct3D Card (GeForce 3/Radeon 8500+) 100% DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
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