Paradox announces Napoleonic grand strategy title, March of the Eagles
Posted: 29.08.2012 18:18 by Comments: 8
Paradox Interactive has announced a new grand strategy game focusing on the era from 1805-1815, the height of the Napoleonic Wars, March of the Eagles. The game is being developed by the Paradox internal studio responsible for Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis.

The bullet-list of official features includes:

* Take command: Rise in power in the era of the Napoleonic Wars, the ten years of conflict in Europe between the years 1805 – 1815, and move on to claim the control of Europe
* Lead your nation: Attack your opponents and defend your nation’s border while the tension rises in Europe. Expand your nation with war, negotiation and keep your empire from falling apart
* Europe is at your feet: Explore a historical topographic map in full 3D with a complete view of Europe
* Command your troops: Use the combat order system and manage your troops to secure as much power as possible
* Experience true warfare: Organize your armies, manage logistics, raid your enemy's supply lines and manage your leaders, produce units and set the strategy for your army and fleet management
* Use diplomacy: Form coalitions against other major powers
* Explore the new idea system: Embrace new technology, military tactics and economical organization to customize your nation, using the idea system to reform your nation and rise from defeat
* Become the dominant power of Europe: Experience the Victory System that allows you to dominate the other powers on land and at sea, with the ultimate goal to establish lasting supremacy over Europe
* Multiplayer: Battle against your friends in this heavily multiplayer focused game where you can engage in multiplayer for up to 32 players
* Customize your game: March of the Eagles gives you the chance to customize and mod in detail to create your ultimate wargame

Paradox is also looking for gamers to register to beta-test the game; interested players can sign up here. The deadline to sign up is the 6th September.

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By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 29, 2012
Looks like the same engine from CK2
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 29, 2012
And EUIII and Victoria II and HOI III to be exact ^^
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 29, 2012
Very tempting. PI know we strategy gamers are suckers for this period, darn them (and bless them).
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 29, 2012
We'll see how it turns out, could be magnificent. Could also be rather meh.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 29, 2012
I' like to see "Napoleon 1813" re-released or at least re-imagined to sit alongside "Fields of Glory" and "John Tiller's Napoleonic Battlefield" series on my hard drive. "NTW" just didn't quite grab me like it should have.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 29, 2012
It did the job for me alright, with a little Darthmod tweaking.

I still have vivid recollection of the battle at Borodino.....if that was anything like the reality of it dear old Nappy must have been blindfolded going into that deathtrap.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 30, 2012
Trouble is Borodino did not play out well if you behaved historically. I don't know if it was the displacement of trooops at the start, the AI or what but when ever I attempted Napoleon's strategy I was cut to pieces.
I think the problem for me is the Campaign being turn limited, making it very easy for you to reach mid-to-late game before realising your strategy was flawed and have to go back to the start. Should I attempt the secondary goal? Yes why not...aww hell, I've just run into the British Fleet and lost my secondary Armee leaving the main force stranded in the desert surrounded by the enemy. Back to the start.
That and it came too quickly on the heels of "ETW" I believe.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 30, 2012
i'm not really that interested in Napoleonic wars but this being a a Paradox game i'll check it out to see if I like it.
It depends to which of their games is it the most similar.