LEAD YOUR NATION THROUGH THE TRIALS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN HISTORY AND LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR A NEW WORLD ORDER!
In the mid 18th century the mighty armies of the great European empires are led into the first global world war, the Seven Years War. While Prussia struggles for existence against a superior alliance in Europe the fight for the colonies between Great Britain and France arises to gather dominance over the North American continent.
Play 20 realtime campaigns ranging from the year 1750 to 1762, each with individual goals
Coverage of the complete European and North american theatre with more than 110 cities and provinces including 13 nations
Build up a huge economy with complex product chains to supply your people, armies and fleets
Develop your cities and provinces to gain wealth and recruits and manage economic factors like jobless rates and people's wealth
Establish trade on more than 20 goods with local markets, foreign nations and fight for control of narrow map resources
Use a wide range of diplomatic measures like prisoner exchanges or joint military actions
Build up your armies from a single named regiment to a complex division hierarchy and allocate a huge set of weapons
Trade with natives like Huron or Irokese nations and take influence to gain valuable allies or native units
Manage your officer corps with individual expertise depending on the type of arms and battle experience
Set 10 different politics to change the direction of your economy ranging from trade liberalisation to food rations
Research more than 90 technologies to increase your production efficiency or gain access to new buildings and units
Take control of naval routes to gain access to luxory goods or cut supply to your enemy's colonies
Play city or fort sieges by digging trenches and artillery fortifications
Issue war loans or order coin debasements to improve your financials
Lead your armies to epic real time battles with thousands of soldiers and more than 100 individual unit types
Use the advantages of terrains like increased fire range on hills or reduced cavalry charge in woods
Conquer strategic goals like hills, bridges, cities and buildings to gain victory points
Take the place of the famous generals in huge historic battles like the Battle of Kolin or Leuthen
The Seven Years War (1756 - 1763) is a strategy game where you will need to manage your nations resources while also fighting battles, the game was developed by one person, Oliver Keppelmueller. You can either play the campaign or choose from six historic battles to fight. During a normal campaign you will have to manage your cities, build new buildings, and set up production and supply lines for your army on both land and sea. Battles are fought in a more Total War style where you will move you divisions or units around maps by setting attack commands or waypoints, with the goal being to kill your enemy or to hold strategic points. There are a few bugs and performance issues, people have run into memory issues that cause the game to crash, and the text was somewhat difficult to read when I played the game but it has been updated since and the developer continues to make updates to improve the game. The UI itself is not the best and the graphics and map are not very interesting to look at and are quite poor in battle. It is an impressive effort for one person, there are a lot of good ideas, and it is still being improved on but there are better strategy games that you can buy for the current price.
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