War of 1812
|War of 1812
|Tolstoy's War and Peace
|open source (BSD), freeware
|Graphical tiles (which are of characters!), Keyboard
|Official site of War of 1812
The year is 1812 and the world is ablaze. The fate of a continent is to be determined: a "mere matter of marching" will instead prove to dent the dreams of a Manifest Destiny.
That is all half a world away, however. Europe doesn't want to be left out so has its own skirmish. The Grand Armee is marching into your land. Napoleon wants a head-on confrontation, so naturally your general has been avoiding it. But the aristocracy is fed up with no brilliant successes, so you've been assigned a division to provide a noble victory.
One of the Grand Armee's divisions has been located by your scouts nearby. It is time to destroy the illusion that the Little Corporal cannot be defeated!
- Command 10,000 troops against an equally sized foe
- Learn why no plan survives contact with the enemy
- Battle over 10km by 10km terrain modeled at 1m resolution
- Watch your commands be carried by messengers to the front lines, hopefully not to be intercepted!