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UMS: The Universal Military Simulator

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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DOS
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3.4
Amiga
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4.0

Advertising Blurbs

From the Triton Software Catalog For Your IBM, 1988:
    Here's Your Chance to Rewrite History.

    Enter a world of Battle Strategy you never dreamed possible. Re-enact the classic battles of history. Make each conflict come to life on three-dimensional contoured landscapes. Do it all on the most sophisticated software imagined. This is it. The Universal Military Simulator.

    Included are five pre-programmed historical battles: Gettysburg, Arbella, Hastings, Marston Moor and Waterloo. Each is programmed with the highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail.

    What would have happened if Napoleon and Wellington had changed sides? Or if King Harold had not come down from Senlac Hill? Would Robert E. Lee have succeeded against George Gordon Mead if he'd used Alexander the Great's strategic genius? Play it through and find out. The possibilities are infinite!

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 06, 2001.

From back of box:
    The Universal Military Simulator is the most sophisticated Battle Strategy software you'll ever have used. From ancient battles of Classic History to the bloodiest Science Fiction fantasies, UMS lets you re-create them all with it's unique 3D graphics system.

    The program comes complete with five pre-programmed historical battles; Gettysburg, Arbella, Hastings, Marston Moor and Waterloo, each with the high standard of accuracy and attention to detail which you demand from State-of-the-Art Startegy software, but that's not all...

    You no longer have to settle for inferior graphics, or worse, no graphics at all. UMS depicts each battle on a unique 3D grid system, allowing you to view the battles from almost any angle you desire, from an overview of the whole battle, right in to examine an individual unit in it's immediate environment.

    UMS is unique in another important respect. What would have happened if Napoleon and Wellington had changed sides? Or if King Harold had not come down from Senlac Hill? Would Robert E. Lee have succeeded against George Gordan Mead, if he'd used Alexander the Great's strategic genius.

    Play USM and you can enter a world of Battle Strategy you never dreamed possible.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 05, 2001.

Advertisement in Family Computing, May 1988:
    You may never buy another war game.

    "One's first impression of UMS is that of awe. The computer-generated topographical battlefields, the highly playable nature of the game, and the very flexible nature of the construction set come together to give us the impression that UMS is definitely a breakthrough product."

    That's what the wargame experts at Computer Gaming World say about UMS. They also like UMS' high-tech graphics...

    "...the three-dimensional topographical views of the battlefield offer a unique perspective in computer gaming. The ability to look at the entire map from eight different compass points is, to our knowledge, unique."

    ...the power and flexibility...

    "...the program's constructability allows for tremendous flexibility. Not only can players design their own maps, orders of battle and objectives, but players who feel that certain units are too strong, too fast, or too experienced can adjust those with the powerful editor...the program truly does allow almost any historical, fantasy or science fiction battle to be created."

    "...gamers will appreciate the program inclusion of elements such as terrain, elevation, weaponry, morale, status, and unit efficiency in its calculations."


    ...and to sum it all up...

    "...we want to say that this is a cutting edge product that all computer wargamers will want to play."

    Universal Military Simulator. It's the new standard in wargames.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 05, 2001.