American Revolution is a sandbox strategy game featuring the epic historical period during the rebellion of the American colonies against the British Empire. Take on the role of the British or American Colonists, and fight for territorial control over North America. A gripping real-time campaign awaits you on a detailed 3d map where you can build your army and navy, construct military infrastructure, and fully command your armies on a regimental level. If you want even more action you can fully zoom-in and fight massive battles on a battalion level.
Fight in real-time on the global map with regiments and naval squadrons. Move your General to gain the tactical control of the situation in a minimal way. The presence of the General makes it possible to control the troops or ships directly on map, actively use maneuvers, cut supply routes, utilize different types of terrain and flank with cavalry. The battles can be fought with more detail and full tactical control by zooming-in further on the map.
If you choose to fight battles with full tactical control, the regiments become divided into smaller battalions allowing you the command of hundreds of units in real-time, creating a dazzling and realistic combat experience of the historical period. Troops are positioned in a landscape according to the placement they had on the map at the given time. Some will engage the enemy immediately, others can be re-positioned in deployment zones, while those which were further away may join later as reinforcements.
Realistic reconnaissance is simulated, making messages the basis of military intelligence and battle maneuvering. Messages can be delayed or be intercepted by the enemy, resulting in your orders not reaching your troops in time or rendering communication with your distant territories impossible.
BUILD YOUR ARMY AND FLEET
You will need a strong army and navy to win the war. Form infantry regiments, cavalry squadrons, and fleets. Assign the best officers and equip units with the strongest weapons to increase their power. You will have to choose how best to manage your recruits - create new units or replenish casualties? Such decisions may have a huge impact on the course of war.
ARMY, NAVY, SUPPLY
You have full control over your army's composition. Available recruits are determined based on your success in battle and the loyalty of the population. Use these recruits to create divisions, brigades, and regiments. Keep your soldiers alive and they will learn to fight better, turning them from green rookies into crack veterans. Take too many casualties and you might not have enough recruits to reinforce your units and win the next battle. Lose too many battles and the population's loyalty and army morale will drop and the war will be lost.
Congress has chosen you as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and Navy. You are facing impossible odds. Create an army and navy from nothing, organize the production of weapons and supplies using scarce resources, and make everything necessary to defeat the British Empire. You will also have to fight for the hearts of the colonists, as many still support the British. Try not to disappoint Congress otherwise they will find a different leader.
You are Commander-in-Chief of the British expeditionary forces in America. His Majesty has given you your orders - destroy the rebels and regain control of the American colonies. Your nation possesses a powerful industry, rich agriculture, and the biggest army and navy in the world. The problem is that the colonies are located far away from these resources. Logistics will be complicated and handled mainly by the Royal Navy. Politics will also make your life difficult, as any request can be rejected by Parliament if you do not have enough influence.