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UMS (Universal Military Simulator) attempts to cover the ground of games like Empire and go beyond, simulating almost every aspect of warfare in a realistic manner. Battles can range from ancient history to a science-fiction future, with famed battled such as Gettysburg and the Battle of Hastings built in. The view system operates at multiple levels, from a single unit up to the whole theater.

However, there is no naval element whatsoever and the design pays little attention to extremely important wargaming concepts like fog of war.

The game spawned a sequel, UMS II.


UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Amiga There are three levels of map zoom. This is the extreme zoom in level.
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Amiga The red marks show where armies have engaged.
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Amiga Command phase allows you to issue new orders to your troops.
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Amiga Union infantry sends a Confederate unit into retreat.

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Compute's Amiga Resource Jun, 1989 15 out of 20 75
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Strategy Games (editorial staff choice)

Terok Nor (26757) added UMS: The Universal Military Simulator (Amiga) on May 24, 2004
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