Napoleon's Greatest Victory
hey! Another Napoleonic computer game is about to hit the shops
and this time it covers the classic battle of Austerlitz.
battle - regarded as a sublime trap and victory for Napoleon Bonaparte
- saw the forces of Austria and Russia take on an outnumbered French
army. It should have been an easy win for them, but overconfidence
in their superior numbers lulled the Allies into a false sense of
security and opened the way for Bonaparte to destroy them.
he hid his initial numbers - aided by thick fog - and appeared much
weaker than he was. He also knew fast-matching reinforcements were
on the way and would arrive in time to bolster the French lines.
Bonaparte withdrew from the strategically important Pratzen Heights
- falsely signalling to the Austrians and Russians that he was in
no position to either defend them or launch and attack.
splitting their forces to crush the right flank of the French, the
Allies weakened the centre and when it was dangerously thin Bonaparte
rest is history and now you can refight Austerlitz courtesy of Breakaway
Games' Austerlitz Napoleon's Greatest Victory.
got six screenshots of the game to squizz at and from first look
it is impressive - right down to the French bicornes worn at the
game uses 16-bit graphics and that allows for 800x600 screen resolution
Napoleon's Greatest Victory features the three armies of France,
Austria and Russia, each with a detailed historical order of battle,
and what the developers promise is improved soldier animation.
have more than 25 scenarios - both historical and what-ifs - and
you can design your own battle.
your mates are into Napoleonics then up to seven can join you for
a LAN or Internet struggle.
bonus can be awarded for getting artwork from Keith Rocco, the famed
military artist, to do the artwork.
run the game you'll need:
9x/2000/ME compatible Pentium II 266 or higher.
64 MB RAM (higher recommended)
MB of free disk space
DirectX 7.0a or higher
CD drive, mouse, and keyboard