Matrix Games – For Liberty!
What’s Your Strategy?
“For Liberty !” is a turn based strategy game covering the American Revolutionary War from 1775 – 1783 and the Hungarian Rakoczi Independence War – the eastern theater of the War of Spanish Succession from 1703 to 1711.
You can command as many or as few of your forces as you want. Commands for troops range include attack, recon, retreat, train, rest, pillage, siege enemy forts, fortify important locations. You are responsible for paying and supplying your troops as well. Political decisions and foreign aid are simulated by an influence system that you can use to change the strategic situation. Use your influence to recruit temporary militia, insurgent regiments, or Indian (Native American) warriors that can augment your force. The fleet can be used to transport your troops to hard to reach locations where you can surprise the enemy. You can support your operations with the cannons of your fleets. There are 16 unit types of 5 nations included, each in authentic uniforms. All units in the game are large, animated figures. Each turn covers one week of real time.
In “For Liberty!” troops act like real soldiers and not superheroes. Commanders who disregard the lives of their troops will find them running from the battlefield at the sound of the first shots. Attempting to fight a battle with tired soldiers will yield troops that are slow and ineffective. Orders of battle were thoroughly researched and based on historical forces. All regiments have their own historical names, and they are at the right location under their historical leaders in each campaign.
A detailed but simple interface with easy to learn tutorials ensures that you can learn to play the game in a short period of time. There is no need to study troops for hours; the interface allows players to update themselves on the situation with a quick glance. Players can play out all battles on a randomly generated tactical map if so desired. Each generated map is unique and will mirror the terrain type where the battle takes place. The strategic and tactical parts of the game use the very same interface, enabling you to concentrate on strategy and tactics. You can also choose to focus on the strategy and let the computer resolve the battles.
The map, which covers the North American east coast or Central Europe, changes with the seasons. This will affect your troops movement rate, increase fatigue levels and increased your troops supply consumption.
Included with For Liberty ! is a free bonus game: 1848. 1848 covers the Hungarian War of Independence of 1848 – 1849 and includes 7 campaigns.
For Liberty ! will make you truly understand how long and hard warfare was in the 18th century.