||  

Back to News Listing Matrix Games Announces Forge of Freedom!

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 by Matrix Support

Type: News

Western Civilization Software Revisits the American Civil War

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are pleased to announce that later this summer they will bring a new American Civil War strategy game based on the Crown of Glory engine to gamers around the world.  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 1860 to 1865, from the skirmishes and raids in the West to the pitched battles in the East and the Naval blockade.

 

David Heath, Director of Operations for Matrix Games stated, “Forge of Freedom has come a long way from its roots as Crown of Glory.  The Western Civilization team continues to amaze us with their innovative design and high attention to historic detail.  Fans of Crown of Glory, the Civil War, and gaming in general should be on the lookout for this and future titles from Western Civilization Software.”

 

The turn-based structure of Forge of Freedom moves the game at whatever pace the player decides.  Forge of Freedom gives complete control over military and developmental policy making.  The new engine and methods used for diplomatic, economic and social strategies make running a country fast and easy.  While your armies march across a regional movement map, battles will allow you to play at a smaller scale as we saw in Crown of Glory.  In the detailed battlefield map each side is trying to capture and achieve objectives, making forts and defensive outposts more critical and important. 

 

Eric Babe of Western Civilization Software said, “There is something about the Civil War that fascinates us, and we believe fascinates many others who have studied history.  The US Civil War involved two sides, each with their own advantages and many, many possible outcomes.  We hope to capture that 'what if' feeling mixed with the extraordinary risks and dangers soldiers faced during those times.”

More Info

Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865

  ( Views : 13640 )


In Other News..

Order of Battle: Winter War is out!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Order of Battle has reached the frozen lands of Finland! Winter War is out!

Winter War, the latest DLC for the highly praised Order of Battle: World War II, is now OUT for PC and Mac!

Read more...

Strategic Command: WWII in Europe in numbers!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In Strategic Command you take command of the Axis or the Allies as a whole, without being limited to a single nation. This forces the player to think globally, in order to make the best use of all the resources and to plan successful strategies.

Knowing the strengths and the weaknesses of each faction is crucial to achieve victory! 

Read more...

Order of Battle: Winter War - Don't miss the Twitch!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The release date of Winter War, the latest DLC to the highly praised Order of Battle: World War II, is approaching. The expansion is being released tomorrow! 

Read more...

Command LIVE Episode 1 is out!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Command LIVE project has officially taken off. The first release, Old Grudges Never Die, is out on our site and on Steam. You can purchase it here.

We are really proud of this first episode and of the project as a whole. Developers WarfareSim and Bart Gauvin, an experienced designer from the community, have worked hard to bring this project to life and this is only the start. It’s the first time a detailed simulation takes on real life events to create such detailed fictional, but true-to-life scenarios.

Read more...

Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe Box Art revealed!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Today we are ready to reveal the definitive cover art of Strategic Command: WWII in Europe. This wargame is a deeply immersive turn based strategy game covering the greatest conflict in modern history.

Read more...

Command LIVE. Play history live, as it happens.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Command LIVE is a very ambitious project. Its aim is to recreate highly accurate scenarios from real-world situations and events, as they happen. WarfareSims has teamed up with the best editors and modders from the community, to create short, engaging scenarios that re-create real life events. Where geopolitical instability calls for military power to come into play, the Command LIVE project calls for players.
 
The first DLC to be released under this name is Old Grudges Never Die. Players take control of either Russian or Turkish forces in the attempt to maintain national honor and pride, while keeping a lid on hostilities to prevent the outbreak of larger conflict. 
 

Read more...

Espana 1936 is 50 percent off!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

In order to commemorate the anniversary of the Spanish Civil War we are offering a 50% discount on one of the best wargame about this crucial – but too often underrated –conflict:

España1936!

For an entire week you’ll have the chance to play this masterpiece for half of the price!  Harry up! The offer lasts until July, 19th!

In España 1936 you will experience the famous battles of Jarama, Guadalajara and Ebro, command the International Brigades or the Army of Africa. Can you conquer Madrid and force the Republic to surrender or will you lead the Anarchist forces of Durruti to victory?

Read more...