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SummaryNot really an Empire game, but fun in its own right
The GoodThis game is essentially a "beer 'n' pretzels" wargame construction set. It's pretty abstract, but capable of modeling almost any armed conflict from almost any time period. Units, maps, weather and victory conditions are all user-editable, meaning that it's endlessly replayable.
The BadI didn't really mind the abstractness of the game, however some hardcore grognards might be turned off by it. If you're the type of gamer who likes rules that model the metal fatigue on every rivet of each tank, you will be disappointed. One of the stranger features of the rules (which cannot, as far as I know, be altered) is that there is a unit stacking limit of two units per square, no matter the scale of the conflict. No matter whether a square is meant to represent a few feet or a few miles, only two units can ever fit in the same square at the same time. Weird. Each scenario is completely stand-alone, so there are no extended campaigns. Finally, the Windows version is very picky about only running on Windows 95 or 98. If you're on Vista or XP, you may have trouble running it.