Third entry in a row of historic wargames focussing on the Napoleonic era (the first two were Waterloo and Borodino). This time the player can re-fight the decisive battle of Austerlitz, which took place on Dec 2, 1805. You may either play as Emperor Napoleon or Czar Alexander. It is also possible to play a two player game, or to take neither side (watching the computer playing both sides).
Compared to the first two entries in the series the games' presentation and interface didn't change. You are observing the battle area through a 3-D perspective, while issuing commands by typing in certain pre-defined text elements (combined with names of commanders, places and time of execution). You will get reports from your subordinates indicating whether or not your orders have been carried out completly (this is of course besides watching the battlefield yourself).
The Napoleonic Battle of Three Emperors, Austerlitz was a logical successor to Datasoft's earlier Napoleonic wargames Waterloo and Borodino: 1812. Although the game sports some incremental improvements over earlier releases, they are not enough to disguise the fact that the graphics and play value were obsolete when released. Very disappointing, to say the least. Fans of Napoleonic warfare would do well to skip this old game and play SSI's classic Battles of Napoleon instead. A good example of a game that was released far behind its time.
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Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory, Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia, Battleground 3: Waterloo , Avalon Hill's Squad Leader, Battleground 2: Gettysburg, Axis & Allies, Battle of Austerlitz, The, Battleground 4: Shiloh
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