A steam-ship period naval combat simulation games focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time.
Includes 5 items and added sailors on the decks of ships:
Ironclads: High Seas
Ironclads: Anglo-Russian War 1865
Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864
Ironclads: Chincha Islands War 1866
Ironclads: American Civil War
Choose your ships, increase the experience of your crews and send your squadron into the high seas. Order a battle formation, and experience power of iron and steam.
For heavy sim players onlyCooberstooge | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
This isn't a fire and forget, 10 minutes or less type of ship combat game, even though the description somewhat hints at that. The Ironclads games are everything you could wish for in terms of ship detail, even though each title is starting to show its age.
The combat is serious, with sometimes as little as four shots being fired per real hour of game time. You really get the feeling of how tense a historical naval battle would have been in these vessels, waiting for the enemy round to hit or scream just past you. There's lots of strategy here, and this isn't a series for someone out to get into a quick skirmish.
The only negative I could find is that Ironclads High Seas has a nasty habit of reverting to the default resolution during the CPU player's movement cycle, but that's easy enough to change back.
A great sailing and ship simulator game!Xbomborz | Nov. 23, 2011 | See all Xbomborz's reviews »
Ironclads Anthology is, without a doubt, one of the best sailing and ship-oriented simulators that I have played. The graphics, level design, music, and scenarios are top notch quality and extremely well designed. Ironclads Anthology would be perfect for anybody who loves ship simulators and anybody who wants to play an high-quality title.