Monday, January 18, 2010

Sega going Napoleon on February 26th

The game that brings together real time and turn based strategy fans is going Napoleon when the creators behind the Total War series releases the latest edition on February 26th.

Both the standard edition and the super-special Imperial Edition versions of the Napoleon: Total War will be released on the same day.

The Imperial Edition will include some exclusive game content, such as Elite Regiments. That includes the French 5e Regiment de Hussards, the Russian Pavlograd Hussars, the Prussian 8th Life Regiment, the Austrian 47th (Czech) Regiment and the British 88th Foot "Connaught Rangers".

The Imperial Edition will also include The Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars content, which gives an extra unit for certain nations - the 7th Lancers (France), Brandeburg Uhlans (Prussia), 1st Hussars (Austria), 15th Hussars (Great Britain), 1st East Prussian Grenadier Battalion (Prussia), 6th Regiment d’Infanterie Légère (France), 17th Jäger Regiment (Russia), 1st Regiment Emperor's Own (Austria), 18th Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne “The Brave” (France) and Moscow Musketeers (Russia).

Empire Total War is on the regular roster to play in the few hours I get to squeeze in. While managing an empire is somewhat challenging to this particular PC player, reliving war strategies from a military age gone by is an experience impossible to find in any other title.

I recently stumbled across the Prince of Macedon' You Tube page which not only features walkthroughs/replays of his online E:TW battles, but also includes self-made mini documentaries about early and mid century battles. Obviously setting up the camera on a stand, the videos are full of interesting information, facts and figures.

Whether new players are looking for a reason to get into Empire: Total War, or those who are already playing are looking for tips and hints, this is definitely YouTube channel to subscribe to.

Right now, I'm heading over to Steam and giving some serious thought to the pre-order offer of Napoleon: Total War Imperial Edition. It comes with Medievel II: Total War for only $10 more than the vanilla version, a bargain at half the price!

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