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Birth of America is a strategic war simulation covering two important conflicts in the history of the United States - the French and Indian War and the War of Independence.

The game takes place in Colonial America during the 18th century. Territories span the entire eastern portion of America from the Atlantic Ocean west to the Mississippi River, north into New England and Canada, south into the Florida regions.

After choosing which scenario to play, pick from over 100 famous leaders to control on one side of the conflict at hand - British, American, French, or American Indian. Draft your forces, build forts, depots and blockades and then control various troop types to fight over land and sea. Troops are controlled at the regiment level, which can be arranged into detachments. More than 90 different equipment models can be used during the 10 different scenarios offered.

In-game maps cover 700 territories and provinces over a variety of terrains, weather conditions and levels of civilization. The top-down perspective provides the look of a board game. Control is turn-based and game turns correspond to one month of historical time. Once set into motion, scenarios range from a few months to several years in length, historically speaking.


Birth of America Windows The Ninety-Six garrison has been tasked with taking Winesboro. This screen shows their movement path and says it will take 26 days to get there.
Birth of America Windows The game comes with many scenarios, each with a detailed historical background and set of objectives.
Birth of America Windows This is not just a game with land battles, there are naval units too. This is a British landing force just off shore.
Birth of America Windows The message board in the lower right keeps the player informed of progress. Double clicking on a red message, here a British defeat at Camden, brings up more information.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Narodziny Ameryki" -- Polish title
  • "Birth of America: Битва за независимость" -- Russian spelling

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Out Of Eight Feb 26, 2006 8 out of 8 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2007 79 out of 100 79 Mar 30, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Game Captain Sep 13, 2006 73 out of 100 73
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Aug 09, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Game Chronicles Aug 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Jan 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Nov 15, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69 Apr 18, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Game Watcher Apr 13, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62


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Jeanne (76520) added Birth of America (Windows) on Aug 15, 2007