Steam and Iron : The Great War at Sea + Campaign Expansion Combo Pack (CD Rom Edition)

Steam and Iron : The Great War at Sea + Campaign Expansion Combo Pack (CD Rom Edition)
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Product Description


Step into the shoes of Jellicoe or Scheer in this latest naval simulator featuring naval battles of World War One. Control the mighty battlelines at Jutland, the greatest fleets ever to clash, or command the Emden against the Sydney if you prefer a gentlemanly single ship duel. Pound the enemy with long range gunnery or order desperate torpedo attacks to save your battered dreadnoughts. Sneak around enemy coasts to lay a minefield or try to bring on a major fleet action. Meet the enemy in the North Sea, the Adriatic, the Black Sea or the South Atlantic. Command the navies of Germany, Britain, Russia, Italy or Austria-Hungary. Make your own what if-scenarios. Which was the best armored cruiser ever built, the Blucher or the Rurik? Make them fight one on one to find out! Game features: * Tactical - operational scale. Scenarios last from an hour up to several days. * Continuous action in one minute segments. * Covers any naval battle in World War One, from a single ship duel to the battle of Jutland. * Includes submarines, minefields and air recon. * Realistic command and control. * Nations included: Germany, Britain, Italy, Russia, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, France. * Individual ships accurately modelled with armor, guns, torpedo protection etc. * Realistic hit and damage results, including critical hits on rudder, fire control, bridge etc. * Strong AI. * Accurately modelled weather, night and day and visibility effects. * Command options range from Admiral's mode with realistic FOW and command and control limitations, to captain's mode where most aspects and details can be controlled by the player. * Mission objectives include sinking enemy ships, minelaying, bombardment and flying off airstrikes. * Fight battles anywhere in the world. * Scenario and ship editor included. * Battle generator included with a range of setup options.

>> Scenarios include: <<
The Goeben
Heligoland Bight
The Emden
The Falklands
Dogger Bank
The Bosporus
2d Heligoland Bight
and more!

Steam and Iron campaign is one of the most complete operational-tactical WW1 naval combat simulations ever published. It includes four different campaigns or variants. The North Sea Campaign covers the entire naval war from 1914 to 1918 in more than 200 weekly campaign turns of naval operations. It includes over 800 ships, from superdreadnoughts to armed trawlers, and dozens of submarines and coastal batteries. Organize your fleet, train it and lead it to victory. Plan the missions of your fleet, including submarine patrols and minelaying, and then play out the scenarios using Steam and Iron. Missions can range from small minelaying missions or small raids with a couple of light cruisers up to massive clashes between the entire Grand Fleet and High Seas fleet. You, as the admiral, decide what forces to allocate to a mission, subject to ship availability and logistic limitations. Even maintenance and mechanical mishaps are included. For those who want a smaller campaign, there is the 1916 campaign covering one year. And if you want to try out ships that never were, there is a Germany Stronger campaign from 1916 until the end of the war, featuring the Mackensen and Ersatz Yorck classes as well as the Sachsen and Würtemberg, and the Hood on the British side. There is also the Baltic campaign focusing on the less well known naval war between Germany and Russia in the Baltic. Steam and Iron Campaign is a must for naval enthusiasts and WW1 buffs, recapturing the greatest naval conflict between dreadnought battlefleets ever.