The War of 1812 is a tactical/operational level game covering the major battles of the War of 1812 from the pre-war Battle of Tippecanoe to the post-war Battle of New Orleans. The game includes the same detailed tactical game engine as the earlier game Campaign 1776 and a higher level campaign game so that a player can fight individual battles or campaigns. Over 100 historical and what-if battles are included in the game together with a full-feature scenario editor. Single-phase turn structure, the addition of ships to the game engine, new winter terrain graphics, and a new rocket weapon type. Play Modes include play against the computer (A/I mode), two-player hot-seat at the same computer, two-player Play-By-E-Mail (PBEM), and multi-player network play (over the Internet, LAN, modem dialup, or direct cable connections). Includes Main Program, Scenario Editor, Campaign Front-End, and Campaign Editor. The Campaign Editor allows the player to construct their own campaign games. Supports both 2D and 3D graphical views. In 3D view, units are shown in detail with uniforms matching the historical situation. Complete on-line documentation help files together with printable versions of the documentation files. Includes period background music which can play during the game.