Freeverse Deploys Commander: Napoleon at War

Freeverse on Tuesday announced that the Mac version of the strategy game Commander: Napoleon at War is now available for download. Developed by Slitherine Software, Napoleon at War offers similar gameplay as the company's Commander: Europe at War: players scan a map from that era, deciding how and when to use their infantry, cavalry and artillery against their opponents.

Players have 12 types of units to choose from, with 15 paths for researching new technologies. Eight historical campaigns cover the years 1805 through 1815, from Napoleon's assault on Austria to his defeat at Waterloo. Terrain and weather can hamper their efforts, while trade routes, pirate raids, fortresses, and siege warfare provide wild cards. Multiplayer is available via LAN, hot seat, play by email, or over the Internet, with several smaller scenarios tailor-made for such contests.

Pricing is US$49.95. System requirements call for Mac OS X version 10.4, a 1.4GHz processor (2GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1.5GB recommended), and 300MB of hard drive space. A demo is available.