Russia sought to seize control of Constantinople. The city controlled the Black Sea straits, an important economic and strategic point of the Black and Mediterranean Sea. This area was the cause of constant conflict with Britain, which was concerned about her Mediterranean interests.
User reviews: Mixed (14 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 21, 2011
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About This Game

Russia sought to seize control of Constantinople. The city controlled the Black Sea straits, an important economic and strategic point of the Black and Mediterranean Sea. This area was the cause of constant conflict with Britain, which was concerned about her Mediterranean interests. The Crimean War had weakened the position of Russia on the Black Sea, but, in the Baltic and North Sea, the Tsar built a new, modern fleet. In 1865, Poland rebelled against Russia. Britain supported the rebels and declared war on Russia. Two objectives of the Royal Navy were to destroy the Russian squadron in the North Sea and the establishment of a full blockade of the North.

Key features:

  • Manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure
  • Set up battle squadron groups
  • Realistic ship models and characteristics
  • Advanced ballistic and weapon models

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista
    • Processor: Pentium 4 / Athlon 1.1 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB GeForce 6600 / RADEON 9600 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
    • Hard Drive:
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible/16-bit Sound PCI

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista
    • Processor: Pentium 4 / Athlon 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 7600 / RADEON x1600 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
    • Hard Drive:
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible/16-bit Sound PCI
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This game seems like an awesome idea... and given a bit more development, it would be.
As it is, it feels utterly generic and horribly limited.

There were literally dozens of classes of warship in service within the British Royal Navy in the year 1866. It was a unique time, filled with unique vessels and amazing variety. The ships here are few in number and similar in characteristics. A little more inclusion would have given so much more flavor! The Russians... well, their navy was a bit more limited, but they also had some interesting vessels.
The game engine is very simplistic with few options for action. The time complession is completely inadequate for the vessels and their speed of advance. The AI is almost intelligent as Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon and has an annoying tendency to ram any moving object nearby... particularly when they are flying the same colors. At least the gunnery is historically accurate; gunners cannot hit the broadside of the enemy ship unless they are < 100 yards away.

All in all, it was worth less than the $3 or so I paid for it.
Posted: February 18
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
it is really a fun game, but the battles take forever. there is no such thing as a quick battle, but most battles are fun battles
Posted: March 11
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Good but wasted idea. Unfortunatelly it looks it was left in the beta stage. Bugged like an old piece of wood. Crappy ironclads doesn't shoot at all...
Posted: March 12
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
the ships are sooo slow very realistic i guess but damn they are slow
Posted: January 26
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
stay away. there is no fun in this game.
Posted: March 9
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