The New HistWar Patch
This game is buggy. The interface is improving but still not great. The historical research is flawed (see Battle of Montebello). And yet it is the best game of Napoleonic warfare you will probably ever play.
The game's designer, creator JM Mathe is the French equivalent of Norb Timpko (NorbSoftDev's Scourge of War and Take Command Series). Mathe has breathed life into HistWar and this wonderful recreation of the Napoleonic battlefield. No major gaming house would obsessively spend as much time as Mathe has probably spent on this game (and the second version is coming out soon).
It has a new patch which you can download here with improved graphics and tweaks to the gameplay/interface.
|Lefebvre's line fires into retreating Russian infantry. I am using the 10:1 sprite ratio. This ratio seems to run best on my laptop. You can also play at 1:1 and 2:1. |
|Battlefield overview map. The majority of my orders are issued on this map. Trying to send orders in the 3D environment doesn't always work. Montebello map place names are fictitious.|
As I said, this game is flawed and the gameplay can be frustrating but I continue to play it time and again. I believe it is the best recreation of a Napoleonic battlefield ever made.