“he Who Fears Being Conquered Is Sure Of Defeat.” The war-game March of the Eagles focuses on the dramatic conflicts of Europe during 1805 to 1820. Explore one of the defining periods in European history with this experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy, Paradox Development Studio.
User reviews: Mixed (116 reviews) - 68% of the 116 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 18, 2013

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“Paradoxiana at its most approachable and bellicose. Engaging engagements, feisty AI, low price.”
80/100 – PC Gamer

“If a real-time version of Risk on steroids mixed with Diplomacy's double-dealing sounds appealing, then March of the Eagles is well worth picking up.”
7/10 – Gamespot

“March of the Eagles may have more limited ambitions than its grand strategy cousins, but in limiting its goals it makes its successes more evident. It's a relatively brief and accessible strategy experience that's good alone and better with friends.”
7,9/10 – IGN

About This Game

“he Who Fears Being Conquered Is Sure Of Defeat.”

The war-game March of the Eagles focuses on the dramatic conflicts of Europe during 1805 to 1820. Explore one of the defining periods in European history with this experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy, Paradox Development Studio. The makers of Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis now bring The Napoleonic War to life in this war-focused strategy game.

Main Features

  • Take command: Rise to power in the era of the Napoleonic Wars and move on to claim the control of Europe
  • Lead your nation: Attack your opponents and defend your nation’s border while the tension rises. Expand your nation with war, negotiation and keep your empire from falling apart
  • Europe is at your feet: Explore a historical topographic map in full 3D with a complete view of Europe
  • Command your troops: Use the combat order system and manage your troops to secure as much power as possible
  • Experience true warfare: Organize your armies, manage logistics, raid your enemy's supply lines and set the strategy for your armies, fleets and more
  • Use diplomacy: Form coalitions against other major powers
  • Explore the new idea system: Embrace new technology, military tactics and economical organization
  • Become the dominant power of Europe: Experience the Victory System that allows you to dominate the other powers on land and at sea
  • Multiplayer: Battle against your friends in this heavily multiplayer focused game where you can engage in multiplayer for up to 32 players
  • Customize your game: March of the Eagles gives you the chance to customize and mod in detail to create your ultimate wargame

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900 video card, 512Mb graphics memory required with a resolution of at least 1024 x 768 or greater
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:3-button mouse, keyboard, speakers, Internet connection for multiplayer
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
My previous review was the salty reaction to a save game gone horribly wrong. I am going to write an unbiased review now that I have a better understanding of this game.

WITH that being said, this game is still awful. It's a mini-game, a small sliver of a time period that you can actually enjoy in Paradox's flagship title, "Europa Universalis IV," with proper DLC. The difference is, you can enjoy many, many more hours of gameplay in EUIV than in this game. Reason being, is that you can actually play that game more than once and feel like you're having a different adventure each time. In this game, it's the same exact scenario every time; which would be okay if it was executed properly.

I'm a huge fan of most Paradox titles. This game, however, is a title I cannot recommend based on several factors.

- This game is very unfriendly to those who wish to play as a smaller nation.
- There is a very small selection of countries to play as (of course, unless you want to play as a puppet of France or Britain, but no matter who you play as that might as well be the case anyway.)
- There is not much to do except for watch France and Britain declare war on each other every five minutes.

Good things about this game:

- Combat! Yes, this game has a very good combat system. I was immensely impressed by how much depth there is to combat in this.
- Having a historical figure as menacing as Napoleon tormenting Europe. While this partially goes against what I wrote before, it is very engaging to try and create an army large enough to combat him, even if it is kind of impossible.
- It's true that this game feels like a mini-game, but from a certain point of view, for some players, that could be a good thing. Perhaps this game can be seen as a decent introduction to Paradox games for those who have never tried them before.

In conclusion, if you think the goods outweigh the bads, then it's worth trying out. Maybe you'll find enjoyment in this game. I personally don't recommend it because there are better alternatives and this game is very frustrating with the things it lacks.

I would also like to point out that a fine fellow politely informed me of something I was wrong about in my previous review. I had for whatever reason convinced myself (I am an avid lover of history, by the way) that this game did not in fact last the length of the Napoleonic era. That was wrong of me, and I must admit I do not know as much of the Napoleonic era as some do. But that's why we have peers! To point out when we are wrong and correct us in an ever so polite manner.

Thank you for reading, and please understand that the opinions expressed in this review are my own and you may have a completely different gaming experience than I had.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
This game has some really great potential, but there are a lot of issues holding it back that really hurt the experience.

Firstly, the AI. It's ridiculously grabby and cares little about what it's grabbing. France, for example, can and will take anything from stripes (yes, stripes) of sweden and finland (problematic for obvious reasons) to a chunk of northern portugal, while England, meanwhile, is happy to take Norway, Hannover, or even parts of Bulgaria.
Additional AI issue include ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ diplomacy choices (in a game as Saxony, my Prussian overlord declared war on Sweden without reason, and followed it up on a war with Bavaria - inexplicably allied with both the English and French while they were coalitioned against eachother, only to white peace with Bavaria). And it's extremely rare to see a proper coalition war, sadly, where many of the greats get involved.

Regarding the combat mechanics (which could stand to be better explained, since the tutorial doesn't do a good job of telling you how to keep armies efficiently supplied or how that at least works), armies tend to fight to the death much of the time and it's sometimes difficult to tell what's going on (ck2 may have spoiled me there). Sieges can be very random as well, with morale not having a good amount of consistancy (ie, france seiging a high-level fort that suddenly goes from maximum morale to surrender - it may be more realistic but the events need to be more visible, and I honestly prefer the EU4 & CK2 methods better). Additionally, in costal provinces, even if you have a substantial amount of artillery, there doesn't seem to be anything preventing sailing in reinforcements of a fort, to the point of aburdity, where you DON'T want the siege to end, since the army will then pop out and engage you (which can be very bad - the besieged army somehow isn't disarmed at all or even impeded in any way, resulting in a besieging army that lacked some supplies being routed if you aren't careful).

Another gripe I had was how prestige determines the winnder when the year hits 1820 and there's nobody with complete naval and land dominace, which, while it mostly gives the win to the nation actually winning, it does sometimes get it horribly wrong. Some combination of factors (such as multiplying total dominace with prestige, military strength, and/or other factors).

I'm a big Paradox fan (I love CK2, Hoi3, and EU4), but I can't reccomend this to others. If you want Napoleon, consider the EU4 bookmarks.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
The negative reviewers don't give this game enough credit. I had lots of fun playing this excellent grand strategy, especially in multiplayer. If you do have an opportunity to get this game when it's on sale, I highly recommend to do so, it's an experience you will definitely enjoy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
march of the eagles is a great historical strategy game in the first look it seems a bit small and and also the timeline of 15 years seems a bit short but if u play its like europa universalis 4 with more army and naval simulation you can also play with every nation in europe which existed in this time. the 2 dlcs of the game are not very big but very cheap also there are no steam achievements with this game which is a little bit disappointing for players who like the challenge. 8/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
more like March of the Unsupported, Buggy Games am I right
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