Noted strategy publisher Shrapnel Games, and the award-winning development team of Boku Strategy Games, would like to announce that the second title in the Horse and Musket 2 series, Prussia's Glory, has now reached Gold status. Production will now begin, with copies projected to ship on November 18, 2005.
Prussia's Glory (no relationship to the GMT boardgame of the same name) continues what began in Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine, that being bringing the military genius of Frederick the Great to your personal computer. As the title implies, Prussia's Glory focuses on five of Frederick's most glorious battles, including the most famous of his career, Leuthen, where 35,000 Prussians took on 65,000 Austrians and beat the stuffing out of them. The five battles featured include Soor (1745), Lobositz (1756), Leuthen (1757), Hochkirch (1758), and Torgau (1760). While there are five battles featured there are a total of seventeen scenarios found within the game.
Prussia's Glory also advances the Horse and Musket 2 game engine, featuring several new features that help further immerse the player into the realm of 18th century warfare, all from the comfort of their desk. There are new, more historically accurate graphics for several of the regiments found within the game, and even a personal graphic for Hans von Zieten, the great Prussian Hussar general. Some cool new animation has been added, with new animations for units loading their muskets, and new animations for officers and drummers (who now beat a tattoo as the units advance).
Fans of the Horse and Musket 2 series will of course still find everything they cherish about Dave Erickson's excellent design in Prussia's Glory. The game system, which is turn and hex based, uses a command activation system that keeps players constantly thinking two moves ahead. A wide range of unit types, from light infantry and grenadiers, to hussars and three types of artillery, are present. Plenty of chrome, both in the presentation and the play, give players the type of gaming goodness they have come to expect from Boku Strategy Games. Additionally, Prussia's Glory features extensive multiplayer options, including the ability to play PBEM (although there is no cross- compatibility between Prussia's Glory and Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine).
As an added bonus to everyone who owns Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine, Prussia's Glory ships with a special bonus scenario exclusive for that game: Action at Burkersdor (1762).
Prussia's Glory is available for the Windows operating system and can be purchased through the Shrapnel e-store, the Gamers Front (www.gamersfront.com) for $44.95. Order now and be assured of being one of the first gamers on your block to get it when the game ships!
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