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Empire: Total War
Empire: Total War

Strategy 03 March 2009

The fifth installment in the popular strategy game series created by Creative Assembly in 2000. This new game is set in the 18th century, focusing on key events of the period, such as the American Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and the rivalry over the Eastern trade routes. Although the core concept of the gameplay remains the same, the mechanics went through some major alterations, mainly due to the introduction of sea warfare. The game lets you command entire fleets as well as individual ships. Moreover, external factors, e.g. weather conditions, can affect sea battles. Additionally, the game offers improved advisers, as well as new options of trade, diplomacy, and espionage. Due to the widespread use of firearms in the period, new combat tactics have to be used. However, the key elements of the series, the turn-based strategic layer and large-scale battles, remained unchanged.

Napoleon: Total War
Napoleon: Total War

Strategy 23 February 2010

Another installment in a renowned series of spectacular strategy games developed by Creative Assembly since 2000. The game focuses on the character of Napoleon Bonaparte and his military conquests at the turn of the 19th century. The player observes his ups and downs during the Italian, the Egyptian, and the European story campaigns. Completing them allows the player to witness both the rise and the fall of his empire. When it comes to the gameplay mechanics, the game introduces only slight modifications. The game combines all the successful mechanics employed in Empire: Total War with a set of new features, such as the system of army provisions, ship repairs, further extension of diplomacy and the increased role of spies. During the battles, the generals (including Bonaparte himself) are of high relevance, as they are capable of punishing the soldiers and bolstering their spirit. Both the visuals and AI of the units were improved.

Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars

Strategy 04 April 2005

The sequel of the award-winning real-time strategy game, Cossacks: European Wars by GSC Game World. Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars takes the action a hundred years forward, to the 19th century, when France led by Napoleon assumed dominating position in Europe. The players can lead one of six countries: France, Great Britain, Austria, Russia, Prussia, and Egypt, each having their unique buildings and historical units. In total, the game features six grand campaigns that consists of around 60 missions. Moreover, the player can play twelve standalone missions and fight ten historical battles. Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars offers an advanced diplomacy and economy systems that let us influence our relations with neighbors, form pacts and alliances, issue embargoes, and so on. Battles are now even more realistic and spectacular thanks to the use of various formations and as well as making terrain shape and type a meaningful factor. Apart from the single player mode, the production offers several variants of multiplayer modes.

Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars
Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars

Action 19 April 2012

The first DLC expansion to the bestselling action RPG, Mount & Blade: Warband, from TaleWorlds. It is an improved version (supervised by the game's developers themselves) of a popular fan made modification Mount & Musket: Battalion, taking the players to the eventful time of Napoleonic wars. The title doesnít feature a standard single player campaign, focusing only on multiplayer skirmishes, which have been greatly modified, when compared to the basic version of the game. The expansion introduces more than 220 accurately reconstructed units, which represent five main countries taking part in the conflict started by Napoleon. Among them we will find many types of infantry, cavalry, and artillery. One specific novelty is a special commander mode, in which we lead our own AI-controlled troops. The creators have also implemented new animations of surroundings and weather effects, resulting in much better visuals.

Holdfast: Nations at War
Holdfast: Nations at War

Action 2020

A historical action game, in which you participate in multiplayer land and naval battles. The production was developed by Anvil Games, the members of which worked on Mount & Blade: Warband Ė Napoleonic Wars. Regardless of whether the battle takes place on land or at sea, the key aspect of the game is the cooperation between teammates. Both battle types feature soldiers of various classes with distinct characteristics and roles. The naval battles feature large sailing ships, on which you have various responsibilities. The land battles can take place in open areas or, alternatively, they can also be sieges. Both scale of the battles and location sizes are exceptionally large. The combat mechanics are realistic ó it takes time to reload you weapon, but instead you can try fencing, which is easy to master, but also gives the player much freedom.

Imperial Glory
Imperial Glory

Strategy 17 May 2005

Inspired by the Total War series, this strategy game takes control of one of the five nineteenth-century empires: In the case of the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary. We manage our country in turn-based mode. However, huge battles are played in real time.

Cossacks II: Battle for Europe
Cossacks II: Battle for Europe

Strategy 19 June 2006

A standalone expansion for Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, a real-time strategy game set in the 19th-century Europe developed by GSC Game World. Apart from six playable nations that were present in the vanilla game, the expansion offers three new ones: Spain, Duchy of Warsaw, and Confederation of the Rhine. The title also features new buildings and units, four campaigns, ten battlefields, three historical battles (including 1812ís Battle of Borodino and 1815ís Battle of Waterloo that annihilated Napoleonís army) as well as six missions in the skirmish mode. The main highlight of the production is the extensive strategic mode called Battle for Europe in which participants fight for complete domination on the Old Continent. Apart from the single player content, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe offers an expanded multiplayer mode where we can lead new playable nations on several new maps.

European Conqueror X
European Conqueror X

Strategy 07 May 2019

A turn-based strategy that takes players to Europe at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, allowing them to take part in the most important battles of the time. In addition to the campaign in which we participate in historical battles, European Conqueror X has special challenges and a conquest mode, where we try to lead a selected army to victory.

Empire: Total War - The Warpath
Empire: Total War - The Warpath

Strategy 05 October 2009

An official expansion for the game Empire: Total War, another installment in the well-received strategy game series by Creative Assembly. The Warpath adds a detailed map of North America and introduces five previously unavailable Native American tries: the Iroquois, Plains Nations, Pueblo, Cherokee and Huron. The tribes face their enemies in a brand new story campaign, which you can play on your own or in the multiplayer mode. The introduction of Native Americans also allowed for featuring eighteen new technology types referencing their culture, such as Spirit Medicine, Call of the Wild or Dreamwalking. Every tribe also has its own elite units and special agent units: the Shaman and the Scout.

Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle
Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle

Strategy 28 March 2001

A strategy game that gives us a unique opportunity to lead both French, Austrian, Prussian and English troops in the famous Battle of Waterloo.

Banner of the Maid
Banner of the Maid

RPG TBA

A tactical RPG game in which we play as Pauline Bonaparte - Napoleon's sister - who dreams of social advancement, and is dragged into the French Revolution. The main focus of Banner of the Maid is on the turn-based battles, in which we command a team of several heroes.

Wars of Napoleon
Wars of Napoleon

Strategy 03 December 2015

A turn-based strategy game set during the Napoleonic Wars. The game was developed by AGEOD, a developer considered to be an able strategy game maker. The game offers four different scenarios set within different periods of Napoleon's rule. These include the so-called Grand Campaign (1805-1815) and a few smaller ones: Austerlitz (1805), Battle of Jena (1806), and Waterloo (1815). The battles are fought on the strategical level, so the player controls entire armies instead of individual soldiers. Apart form being able to control French forces, the player also has access to the British, Spanish, Russian, Austrian, Prussian, and Ottoman armies. The gameplay requires the player mainly to effectively lead their military forces, but also take manage supply lines, military improvements, and diplomacy. Similar to most of the previous games from AGEOD, this one also focuses on faithful recreation of historical events. However, the creators also allow the players to create alternative versions of history, providing the option to manipulate the outcomes of certain events.

Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambition
Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambition

Strategy 22 August 2007

The first major expansion to Europa Universalis III by Paradox Interactive. The DLC called Napoleonís Ambition is targeted at the players who did not like the fact that the base game presented a distorted version of historical facts. As the names suggests, the game offers an expanded historical time frame Ė the beginning of 19th century in which you can take part in the French Revolution and react to Napoleonís territorial claims (or lead his expansion yourself). Along with the new period, the game features advices from counselors corresponding to the historical realities and the new, updated political map of the world, introducing new national ideas and military units. Compared to the base game, the userís interface is improved and there are new options of influencing the way your country develops, such as more detailed trade management.

Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory
Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory

Strategy 08 July 2002

Historically depicted one of the most important rivets of the Napoleonic campaign, near Austerlitz, where the Russian and Austrian armies faced the Napoleonic army.

Napoleon's Campaigns
Napoleon's Campaigns

Strategy 16 November 2007

Napoleon's Campaigns is a historic turn-based strategy game created by the French development studio AGEOD. It focuses on presenting a very interesting period in the history of our world, which undoubtedly was the years 1808-1815 (Napoleonic Wars).

Histwar: Les Grognards
Histwar: Les Grognards

Strategy 27 December 2009

Histwar: Les Grognards is a strategy game that takes us to Napoleon's Era, exactly in the years 1805-1814, i.e. in the times of the most famous battles involving France, Austria and Russia.

Commander: Napoleon at War
Commander: Napoleon at War

Strategy 29 September 2008

Commander: Napoleon at War is a turn-based strategy game. The title takes us to the beginning of the 19th century and offers the opportunity to play the great battles of that period.

Victory and Glory: Napoleon
Victory and Glory: Napoleon

Strategy 17 March 2016

A turn-based strategy game set during the Napoleonic Wars, developed by Glenn Drover, a renowned board games designer. We assume the role of the famous French emperor, who faces a coalition of over a dozen European countries led by the British, in six varied scenarios that take place between 1800 and 1813. The gameplay mechanics of Victory and Glory: Napoleon combine classic strategy, card, and board game elements. It focuses on tactical land and naval battles with the use of actual units and their most famous commanders. The result of each battle is dependent not only on the parameters of the participating units but also on random factors. The special event cards, which are drawn before we start playing and then at every subsequent turn, are an important modifier. The title allows us to compete only against a computer-controlled opponent.

Napoleon
Napoleon

Strategy 14 November 2002

A real-time strategy that allows players to take part in fierce battles fought between 1803 and 1812 across Europe (Napoleonic Wars).

Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon
Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon

Strategy 01 July 2005

Turn-based strategy, whose authors, the Western Civilization Software team, decided to hand over to the players a product detailing and faithfully reproducing the reality of the Napoleonic Era, i.e. the years between 1799 and 1820.

Campaign Eckmuhl
Campaign Eckmuhl

Strategy 05 July 2001

Another strategic production from HPS Simulations dedicated mainly to true fans of the genre. This title takes us back to 1809, when Napoleon Bonaparte and his invincible army launched the Austrian campaign.

Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia
Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia

Strategy 11 May 1997

Sixth part of Talonsoft's popular strategic series. The game takes us to September 7, 1812, near the Russian village of Borodino, where one of the bloodiest battles in human history took place.

Empires in Arms
Empires in Arms

Strategy 05 December 2007

Empires in Arms is an official computer conversion of a classic 1982 grand strategy board strategy game by Australian Design Group. Thus, we are dealing with a serious, extensive, turn-based strategy, located in the period of the Napoleonic Wars (1805-1815).

Scourge of War: Waterloo
Scourge of War: Waterloo

Strategy 09 June 2015

The second installment of the highly-rated series of tactical real time strategy games, developed by an independent developer NorbSoftDev. Scourge of War: Waterloo takes us to 1815 to take part in one of the greatest clashes in history, in which Napoleonís army was crushed by the forces of Seventh Coalition, spearheaded by English and Prussian forces. The players can take control over one of the sides, and save Napoleon from defeat, or contribute to his demise by leading the forces of the aforementioned coalition. The gameplay takes place on faithfully recreated, three-dimensional maps, while the players Ė depending on the type of the scenario, control the battle on a few levels, from a small regiment up to a large army. The landform and weather condition also play a part, while the developers took every measure to make the game historically accurate, including the appearance and weaponry of the individual forces, and the silhouettes of historical leaders.

John Tiller's Battleground Napoleonic Wars
John Tiller's Battleground Napoleonic Wars

RPG 08 November 2007

John Tiller's Battleground Napoleonic Wars is a set of turn-based war strategies, treating the 18th and 19th century conquests of Napoleon Bonaparte. The package consists of a battle-oriented Age of Sail game and a compilation of three land-based titles - Battleground 3: Waterloo, Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia and Battleground 8: Prelude to Waterloo.

Napoleon in Italy
Napoleon in Italy

Strategy 06 November 2007

Napoleon in Italy is a relatively complex strategy game, set in historical realities. The producer used a turn-based gameplay model.