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Battlefront.com releases 1848


hose war and strategy die-hards at Battlefront.com keep stockpiling the genre with another new release called 1848.

In cooperation with Hussar Games, Battlefront.com has announced the release of 1848, a turn-based strategy game for the PC. Though with 1848, fans of war and strategy games can play the game completely free.

1848 is set during the violent era of the Hungarian Independence War of 1848-49. 1848 was a year of revolutions. Most of the uprisings were crushed quickly, but Hungary was an exception. In the spring of 1849 the Hungarian army seized victory from the Austrians and liberated the entire nation but victory was short and sweet in the summer the Tsar of Russia intervened with 200,000 troops. In history, this force could not be stopped. The player of 1848 has a chance to change history.

The game was sponsored by the Hungarian Ministry of Education and the Hungarian version was released for the anniversary of 1848 in March 2005. It was a huge success in Hungary: in a country of 10-million people, the game had more then 100,000 downloads. The free fully localized English version, published by Battlefront.com, includes a number of changes and refinements such as an overhauled graphical interface and several bug fixes.

The sequel to 1848, For Liberty! featuring the American Revolutionary War, is already in development and has been announced for a release on the July 4.

Key features to 1848 includes:

* Full Game is free to play for the public
* Turn-based strategy one turn equals one week
* The game takes place in Central Europe in the Carpathian basin, within the borders of the Austrian Empire Large resolution (4000x2600 pixel) map, based on contemporary maps of the region
* Fourteen different unit types including infantry, militia, cuirassier, hussar, Cossacks, siege artillery and more
* Three nations: Hungary, Austria and Russia
* One-hundred generals, many with authentic historical portraits authentic period music dynamic weather system easy-to-use intuitive interface multiplayer support via play by e-mail (PBE), LAN (TCP/IP), and hot-seat

Posted by Ed on June 07.


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