Age of Sail is a game of real-time strategy on the high seas that puts players in the role of the commander of a fleet of ships during the time period of 1775 to 1820. This title immerses players in the era through the use of large, colorful maps and intricately detailed miniature representations of ships. Players can compete with friends via modem or enjoy a campaign game that spans several years and over 100 battles, including moments of historic importance such as the Battle of Trafalgar.
Several nationalities can be chosen from, and players can cast their lot with the British, Spanish, French, or American navies. The object is to win the bloody real-time battles at all costs, and by doing so players can work their way up the chain of command until they've attained the prestigious rank of admiral. Over two thousand authentically modeled vessels are available for play, and all of these can be accessed using the scenario editor, which allows players to design their own battles and trade them with friends.
The Age of Sail that the title refers to is a period during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries when tall sailing ships dominated the world's navies. Age of Sail is a real time combat game. You control a tall ship and engage in cannon battles with enemy fleets. Gameplay centers around tactical decisions like selection of ordinance for the cannons, using the wind and maneuvering into position to fire at the enemy. In the campaign mode you start as an Ensign for one of four countries - Britain, Spain, France or the United States - and work your way up through the ranks. There are also about one hundred historical scenarios you can play, most of them taking place during the Napoleonic wars and the War of 1812. Scenarios give you control of multiple ships per battle.
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