Thursday 11th August 2022,
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Greenlight Grab: the Seven Years War

Who has the time to trawl through the hundreds of games on Steam Greenlight? We do! And we do it so you don’t have to, so here’s what we think is the best Steam Greenlight has to offer. This time out, we’d like to introduce you to…..

The Seven Years War

Another Grand Strategy hoping to eat up more of your time, The Seven Years War is still waiting to be greenlit on Steam, and looks not too dissimilar to Empire: Total War, (and if it can even come close to what I would say is the best Total War Creative Assembly has to offer, I for one will be a very happy little Napoleon). However, I still have a couple of concerns (apart from the obvious early access nonsense). Namely that the game only covers 12 years, so if you’re looking to play the long game, will that be enough? And of course, the curse of many a grand strategy, can they get the AI to act rationally? We’ll have to wait and see.

At any rate, if you like your strategy on the Grand side, it wouldn’t hurt to for it – click on over and check out its Steam page.


Campaign features (as listed on Steam):

– play 23 real time campaigns ranging from the road to war in 1750 to the death of Tsarina Elisabeth in 1762, each with individual goals
– coverage of the complete european and north american theatre with more than 110 cities and provinces
– take command of 6 nations (britain, france, prussia, austria, russia and sweden) out of a total of 13 nations
– build up a huge economy with complex product chains to supply your people, armies and fleets
– develop your cities and provinces to gain wealth and recruits
– establish trade on more than 20 goods with local markets, foreign nations and fight for control of narrow map resources
– use a wide range of diplomatic measures like prisoner exchanges or common military actions
– trade with natives like hurons or irokese nations and take influence to gain valuable allies
– build up your armies from a single named regiment to a complex division hierarchy
– manage your officer corps with individual expertise depending on the type of arms
– research more than 90 technologies to increase your production efficiency or gain access to new buildings and units
– set 10 different politics to change the direction of your economy ranging from trade liberalisation to food rations
– take control of naval routes to gain access to luxury goods or cut supply to your enemy’s colonies
– play city or fort sieges by digging trenches and artillery fortifications
– issue war loans or order coin debasements to improve your financials

Battle features (as listed on Steam):

– lead your armies to epic real time battles with thousands of soldiers and more than 100 individual unit types
– allocate a huge set of weapons to increase strength, movability, range or accuracy of each unit
– soldiers gain moral by advancing to the music of pipes and drums
– give orders to a single regiment, a brigade or a complete division
– use the advantages of terrains like increased fire range on hills or reduced cavalry charge in woods
– conquer strategic goals like hills, bridges, cities and buildings to gain victory points
– watch your individual regiments gaining experience and honors from battle to battle
– conquer enemy artillery and use it against your enemy
– build up trenches to increase the defensive strength of your units
– play historic battles like the battle of kolin or leuthen

Known system requirements and further Information:
– Single player
– Launch languages: English, German, French
– 1 Gb VRAM
– 2 Gb RAM
– 5 Gb HDD

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About The Author

I'm Ian and I'm a gamer, I've been addicted to video games for as long as I remember. I started off experimenting with the Atari 2600 just causal use, now and then, I moved onto try other things through the years but I could handle it, I was still in control, until a friend introduced me to the NES and ever since then video games have been part of my life..

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