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Birth of America

Product Info

Birth of America is an American Revolutionary War/French and Indian War grand strategy title based on a simultaneous monthly turn style of play. Birth of America is already being hailed as a complete and detailed simulation of the two most important wars in Colonial America but with a simple and elegant new simultaneous turn-based engine. Players issue orders to their units during the order phase and then enter a collision phase where the orders of both sides are executed simultaneously on a daily basis until the month has elapsed. Covering the period from 1755 to 1783, in Birth of America you will have the chance to command forces during the French and Indian War and, of course, the American Revolutionary War. Scope of the game covers all of North America (Florida to Quebec and New England to Mississippi) which are portrayed by over 700 accurately drawn provinces. Every province is meticulously crafted through a great diversity of terrain, climates, and civilization levels to represent the unique strategic situation presented by the geography of each region.

 

Players have the ability to control most the military action in their nation like drafting forces, building forts and depots, sieges and blockades, raiding enemy settlements and battles, both on land and at sea. However, political aspects of the conflict (especially during the War of Independence) are also taken into account. Political power plays can have significant impacts on various aspects of the game’s strategic situation. Things like militia levies, the opinions of one’s minister in the homeland, and rebels and Tories shifting loyalties can all help or hurt your quest for victory.

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Features

  • 10 different scenarios covering both the French & Indian War and the American War of Independence
  • Scenarios range in length from a few months to almost 9 years
  • Over 700 provinces, with a great diversity of terrain, climates and civilization levels.
  • Over 100 historical leaders at your command.
  • Troop types include dragoons, siege artillery, rangers, marines, ships of the line and lake flotillas over ninety different units in all
  • Troops are controlled at the regiment level and can be arranged into various needed detachments. Naval units come in the form of warship squadrons and flotillas. You can also manage supply wagons, water transport, forts and depots
  • Troops will lay siege to forts and towns or go for the quick and costly direct assault.
  • Weather effects troop movement, attrition and combat
  • A unique hand-made graphical design and work that reminds players of the boardgame spirit and quality handicraft of the 18th Century
  • ... and many more!

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Out Of Eight Game Reviews
Overall, Birth of America features the best grand strategic gameplay Iíve seen since Europa Universalis,(...). Any self-respecting fan of strategy and war games should pick up Birth of America, as it delivers the whole package strategy fans desire." "Probably the best grand strategy game out there

Birth of America
"Wouldn't it be nice though if for once we had a turn-based strategy game that was not only complex and deep but also looked great? Well maybe we can have it all as Birth of America not only plays a great game but also has a visual style that few in the genre can even come close to."

The Wargamer Review
Birth of America could have easily been a generic game set in 18th century North America by virtue only of graphics and text. Instead, the developer created gameplay to fit to the nuances and peculiarities of these wars, and the hard work paid off. The playerís role is limited at the strategic level, but depth of factors influencing outcomes necessitates thoughtful decisions that make Birth of America a unique and enjoyable game.

Details


Birth of America

Release Date: 13 DEC 2006

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: Age of Muskets


Developer
AGEOD



Product Specs

  • Theatre: America
  • Unit Scale: Squad, Regiment
  • Turn Scale: Monthly
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 261mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 10hr 21min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 33min
  • - High Speed: 6min
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
  • Editor: No

Product Requirements :
    Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon, 1200 MHz
    512 Mb RAM
    64Mb video card, DirectX 8.1+ compatible
    Sound card, DirectX 8.1+ compatible
    1 Gb free HD space for installation

Awards


Wargame of the Year 2006 - Silver Award


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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.