Excerpt: Published by: Strategy First Developed by: Breakaway Games Required System • Windows 95/98/2000/ME • Pentium II 266 MHz or Higher • 16-bit Graphics Card • 200 MB • 2X or Faster • 64 MB • DirectX 7.0 Da Introduction: Ever since the days of the NES I have had a particular fondness for wargames.
Excerpt: Napoleon has been lauded as one of the greatest military leaders in history and his exploits had a profound effect on the course of European history. In spite of this, there has been surprisingly little treatment of his exploits in the world of computer games. Strategy First and Breakaway Games try to rectify this situation with Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle, which covers Napoleon's most infamous defeat and one of history's most famous battles.
Excerpt: Waterloo carries on the legacy of Sid Meier's Gettysburg! but significantly modifies the game engine to accurately portray the combined arms triad which characterized the Napoleonic era. Waterloo incorporates extensive use of human factors to produce a very realistic and challenging simulation of this classic battle.
Excerpt: Based on the game engine used in both Sid Meier's Gettysburg and its follow-up, Antietam, Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle combines real-time strategy with some turn-based combat mechanics to depict the epic battle of 1815. The gameplay is solid enough to warrant the interest of hard-core fans of the genre and the time period, but the game does have some problems, and its graphics engine can be rather choppy and slow even on a well-equipped system.
Rewrite history with Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Bat
12 March 2001
Excerpt: Do you enjoy rewriting history? I know I do! Are you familiar with a little Battle in Belgium called Waterloo? Have you been waiting for a decent computer portrayal of this pivotal campaign of Napoleon's? Then perhaps your wait is over - Strategy First is going to be bringing us BreakAway Games' rendition of this famous Napoleonic conflict for use on your PC!
Excerpt: Changez enfin le cours de l'histoire ! Revivez la frénésie d'une des plus célèbres batailles de tous les temps dans toute sa splendeur et son réalisme grâce au moteur de Sid Meier (Gettysburg). Des moments palpitants vous attendent avec Waterloo : suivez le cours de l'histoire ou changez-le...