||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Empires in Arms is Now Available!

Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 by Erik Rutins

Type: News

The long-awaited Napoleonic strategy game is packed, loaded, and ready to fire!

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Australian Design Group (www.a-d-g.com.au) are thrilled to announce the release of the official computer adaptation of Australian Design Group's legendary grand strategy board game  of the Napoleonic Wars, Empires in Arms!

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!

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said Empires in Arms appeals to so many different types of gamers: board gamers, Napoleonic fans, turn-based afficionados, and grand strategists.  Im confident that the anticipation and excitement that has been steadily building around this title from all these different groups will prove tobe well deserved when gamers finally get a chance to play this title.

 

Marshall Ellis, Lead Developer of Empires in Arms, added The wait is at long last over and Im really excited to see the reactions of everyone who has been patiently waiting to finally play this great game. Thanks to all Empires in Arms fans who offered support and feedback over the course of the project and thanks to Matrix Games for making this all happen!

 

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!

 

Game Features

  • Official licensed adaptation of the classic Empires in Arms board game from Australian Design Group (ADG)
  • 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)
  • Includes some enhanced rules and play options added over the years by Empires in Arms players
  • 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
  • View Enlargement
  • View Enlargement

Click thumbnails for full-size images and captions.

More Info

Empires in Arms

  ( Views : 17586 )


In Other News..

HoW15 - Why is this game about World War 2, again?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Eastern Front is out fashion, they say. Ardennes are trendier these days. Pacific has been ignored for far too long and North Africa campaigns are not too popular, Husky is not doing too well and so it goes. But why are we always talking about World War 2, in the end? 
 
There are interesting studies about this, that range from psychology to actual gameplay and customers behaviour analysis. One goes, for instance, that World War 2 allows a natural progression for players, from invasion of Poland to harder fought Operation Barbarossa, to get into gameplay mechanics gradually, in a historically accurate setting. 
 
Reality is that World War 2 as a topic sells games. Or gives more chances for games to succeed in the market, at least. According to data we have on hand, which take into account over fifteen years of history, the only setting that's able to compete with World War 2 is Sci-Fi. So scienc

Read more...

Your chance to grab the best 4x space game at 50 percent off

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A year ago Distant Worlds: Universe released on our store and on Steam. Since then, press and players, old and new of the series, have been playing and praising this game as the best 4X space game ever made.

PCGamesN wrote it is "and exceedingly complex, infinitely rewarding space strategy game", while GameWatcher wrote "Distant Worlds: Universe is the finest 4X space game in a generation".
RockPaperShotgun called it "one of the most unique, enormous and engrossing strategy games ever made".

We really wanted to celebrate this anniversary with you so, starting today at 7 PM CEST/ 5 PM UTC/ 1 PM EDT and for the next 48 hours, the game will be on sale for only $ 29,99 on our store and on

Read more...

HoW15 - Does complexity define wargames?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

What defines complexity, after all? Does a game for experts need to be hard to play? Over the years there has definitely been a race to add more details to the games. Abstraction has become an design target few wargames developers are willing to pursue, because it breaks the rule of historical accuracy, but is the real thing fun to play? 

Read more...

Scourge of War: Waterloo Diaries Part 2

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The second part of the Scourge of War: Waterloo Diaries is now online on our YouTube Channel! Surtur is back with an interesting focus on one of the most important features in the game: the Chain of Command.

In Scourge of War: Waterloo battles can be fought from several perspectives depending on your position in the military hierarchy.

As in the previous video, this is in-game footage, without any post-editing!

Stay tuned for further videos!

Read more...

Revolution Under Siege Gold announced!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

“An ally has to be watched just like an enemy” - Leon Trotsky

At arms Comrades!

Five years has passed from the initial release of Revolution Under Siege, the simultaneous turn based historical wargame set during the postwar struggles in the eastern Europe, but we had never rest!

Revolution Under Siege GOLD is a project of SEP REDS aided by volunteers from all over the world, all dedicated fans and contributors of the historical strategy games from AGEod!

This new edition contains a myriad of new options and game mechanisms to immerse you even more in the Russian Civil War; dozens of big fixes and game balance additions, as well as hundreds of minor improvements based on the last 4 years of players experience and feedback, and more!

Read more...

Warhammer 40.000: Armageddon Collector's Edition

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Armageddon’s battlefields will tremble with this Collector’s Edition!

You asked for salvation and the Salamanders came from the sky! You asked for vengeance and the Blood Angels heard your call! You asked for glory and the Ultramarines raised their flags with you!

Now the fate of Armageddon lies in your hands!

This ultimate edition contains

• all the DLC Scenarios (Untold Battle, Vulcan’s Wrath, Angels of Death, Glory of Macragge)

• a digital version of the game soundtrack, featuring over 10 tracks;

• 4 folded posters (2 double sided) detailing all units present in the game, including Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard), Salamanders, Blood Angels and Ultramarines.

• Full colour printed manual.

Read more...

Deal of the Week! Frontline: Road to Moscow is 50 percent off!

Monday, May 25, 2015

It’s the summer of 1941. The German launched the massive invasion of Russian steppes. The three vectors of the attack share one goal: to crush the Soviet Army and clear the Road to Moscow!

Frontline: Road to Moscow (PC) is on sale for only $4.99!

Put your hands on this approachable tactical combat game here!

Read more...