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Great Northern War
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At the start of the 18th Century, Sweden was the undisputed power in the Baltic region and a dominant force in Northern Europe. However, the Swedish empire was in the way of the regional ambitions of Russia, Saxony and Denmark – who had several scores to settle with the Swedes.
With the 1697 accession of the boy King Charles XII to the Swedish throne, Russia, Denmark and Saxony saw an opportunity in 1700. They formed an alliance and struck at Swedish territories hoping for a swift and decisive victory. However, they had seriously miscalculated the strength of the Swedish military and the resolve of their new monarch and by 1701 all had been defeated. Their attack launched a grueling 21 year war which would drag other countries into the conflict.
The Great Northern War highlighted the military genius of Charles XII and the resilience of the Swedish military who held off defeat for 21 years. It also saw the rise of Tsar Peter I who reformed the Russian military and adapted tactics and strategy to play to Russian strengths which would ultimately defeat an exhausted Sweden.
The Great Northern War includes 69 Scenarios – covering all sizes and situations, including a solo tutorial scenario plus specialized versions for both head to head play and vs. the computer AI.
A range of maps are included covering all the significant locations fought over during the Great Northern War and some of lesser known locations.
The order of battle files cover the various forces that participated in the campaign with other formations added in for hypothetical situations.
There are extensive 3d unit graphics covering all of the major armies involved.
Campaign and Scenario Editors which allow players to customize the game.
Sub-map feature allows the main maps to be subdivided into smaller segments for custom scenario creation.
Design notes which cover or include the production of the game, campaign notes and a bibliography that includes the sources used by the design team to produce this historical simulation game.
The Great Northern War provides multiple play options including play against the computer AI, Play by E-mail (PBEM), LAN & Internet "live" play as well as two player hot seat.
Includes battles from all aspects of the war - major encounters to small skirmishes. 69 stand alone scenarios and 5 campaigns. A sampling would be: