Bohemian Like You - AGEOD's Thirty Years' War now on Steam

By Alex Connolly 12 Jun 2016 0

And who, I ask you, would not want to Wallenstein their way about the Holy Roman Empire in service of Ferdinand II? Alternatively, gallivanting with Gustavus is no second prize. If you missed seasoned strategy developer AGEOD's effort last year, penance comes in the form of Thirty Years' War having marched last week on everyone's favourite delivery system, Steam.

As either the Catholics or Protestants, players must field, support and sally armies in the burgeoning age of total war across a sprawling Europe -- incidentally, beautifully realised on a tactical level elsewhere. Our history heavy James Cobb gave it hefty praise, stating Thirty Years' War is not only a fine specimen, but exposes a neglected era that deserves investigation. With a meaty learning curve, there's plenty of time to soak in the history. To features, verbatim:

  • Setting: the game covers all of Europe, from the Western seaboard to the Volga, but the first scenarios are centered over Germany, Denmark, parts of France, The Netherlands and Bohemia from 1618 to 1648. 
  • Game map is divided into more than 4,600 regions to include all Central European territories and beyond 
  • Scenarios: 3 tutorial and 5 main scenarios covering different moments the whole war (historical start in September 1618) 
  • Historical leaders: More than 80 historical leaders each rated on their abilities and over 160 different types of units from Spanish tercios, to veteran Scottish infantry, Cuirassier cavalry and artillery to Swedish warships! 
  • Production: Control your nation’s spending on the military, economics and diplomacy through a few simple-to-understand assets and production centers. 
  • Regional Decision Cards: The game includes the well known card system that lets you trigger events such as contributions, … these cards, if played wisely, can affect the flow of a campaign. 
  • Detailed game model includes features such as Weather, Attrition, Supply, Prisoners and Fog of War 
  • Historical Events are triggered throughout the game giving the player crucial decision points. These cover anything from local uprising to foreign intervention. 
  • Battlefield Tactics allow the player to make decisions that can turn the tide of battle. 
  • Sieges and Naval warfare are all covered in detail in the game. 
  • Chain of Command allows units to be organized in to groups and bigger stacks simulating armies

 A right Münster of a game. What have you got to Lützen? *piked and shot*

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