Back to News Listing Empires in Arms Gets an Update

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 by Sean Drummy

Type: Update

Another update follows in the wake of the mega update released a short time ago.

Matrix Games and Australian Design Group (www.a-d-g.com.au) are proud to announce that another update is now available for the official computer adaptation of the popular turn-based Napoleonic grand strategy game, Empires in Arms. The comprehensive update brings the game up to version v1.03.14. The update addresses dozens more issues that have become evident since the major v1.02 update in addition to adding multiple AI improvements and a few other overall enhancements.


David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “This computer adaptation of the famous Australian Design Group board game provides for addicting gameplay whether you’re a veteran or newcomer to this fantastic system. Matrix Games is proud to provide the community with continual updates to keep improving and enhancing our products and Empires in Arms is no exception.”


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!


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!


Get the update here. This update is comprehensive and will bring the version of the game up to v1.03.14.

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