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reggie8821 Mar 2019 4:52 a.m. PST

Next to Total War:Napoleon, what is the most up to date Napoleonic video game, or games?

Whirlwind21 Mar 2019 5:04 a.m. PST

Of that ilk, possibly Scourge of War?

Aethelflaeda was framed21 Mar 2019 5:33 a.m. PST

one that has had a hammer taken to the monitor?

Mike Petro21 Mar 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

Scourge of war is awful. Spaghetti noodle lines during turning, akward interface.

The best computer wargame I have every played is Ultimate General: Civil War. And, they are making a Napoleonic version. Arming and fitting brigades in your own army, tracking manpower and money, while following a historical path of all the major battles, and excellent gameplay. Building up from a small corps to a multi-corps army. So brilliant.

I can't wait until the Napoleonic version.


John Tiller Software on the other hand is solid, and they just released Eylau- Friedland.

DeRuyter21 Mar 2019 11:08 a.m. PST

There are some excellent TW realism mods out there BTW.

The next Ultimate General will actually be Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail combining Napoleonic naval and land warfare. Just not sure how extensive the land component will be. New website and forum page:

Also there is a new game in early development Waterloo3d. Will it fix the problems of SoW? Not sure.

https://waterloo3d.comsubheadingMike Petro

21 Mar 2019 11:27 a.m. PST

They took the votes and the developers stated the next is Ultimate Admiral, and then Napoleonic wars.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

You also have histwar.
I can't really recommend it, as it's all over the place. The developer isn't very good in English.
And updates are extremely sparse.
And a very needed graphical update that was promised years ago still hasn't shown up.

But if you're desperate. Its quite cool watching thousands of troops marching and hundreds of guns firing off.

holdit22 Mar 2019 6:43 a.m. PST

I gave up on Histwar ages ago…always one more release away from sorting out the (many) problems. I can't get into Scourge of War Napoleonics either. It amazes me how Napoleonics can be so hard to get right.

There is a new game on the horizon called "General Staff" which covers the American Civil War and Napoleonic period, and that looks interesting .

Until something good turns up, I'll still be using NBs on my virtual tabletop provided by the John Tiller Napoleonic games.

Dynaman878924 Mar 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

I don't know what "Up to Date" means but the John Tiller Software games are still being released and the older titles get free updates with improved graphics (but if you are looking for top of the line graphics look elsewhere, I find the Gold update graphics very nice though).


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2019 11:35 a.m. PST

Oh none of you are brave enough to admit to remembering Cossacks II. Every so often this camp chap would shout "We're all going to die here" and, sure enough, they would flee.

If you were lucky you got a "Hurray,,,the enemy is defeated"

I stuck to my lads' LOTR game and quickly learnt how to slaughter the enemy with earthquakes and various advantages you built up with time.

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