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Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Napoleonic Strategy Game 'Friedland' Updated For OS X
11:22 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Tactical game developers By Design Inc have updated their Napoleonic warfare simulation Friedland for OS X.

Friedland is an overhead-view, Napoleonic warfare sim, based on the developer's Waterloo Campaign game engine, depicting the events of June 14th, 1807, where a major battle between Napoleon and his Russian adversaries came to pass:

On June 13th Russian and French troops had a minor fight over supplies stored in Friedland. As more Russian troops arrived in the area during that day Bennigsen moved them to the western side of the river to protect Friedland from the nearby French.

The French commander Lannes saw the movement of Russian troops and sent messages to Napoleon to inform him that the Russian army was crossing the river to march to Koenigsberg. Napoleon ordered most of his army to concentrate at Friedland. By 3 am on the morning of June 14th the French had some 9000 infantry and 3000 cavalry in the area.

All morning Russian troops hurried across the bridges at Friedland. They believed that they faced only Lannes corps. By 9 am the French had 9000 infantry and 8000 cavalry on the other hand the Russians had almost 46,000 men.

Bennigsen build some small bridges across the Millstream that ran down the middle of his army. By 10 am the French army had grown to 23,000 infantry and 10,500 cavalry. At this point the Russian realized that they were in trouble and could only hope that the French would not crush them before night fall so they could slip back across the river.

At noon Napoleon arrived on the scene. He then waited for the rest of his army to come up while both sides fired cannons at each other. By 5 pm Napoleon was ready and with 80,000 men he attacked.

Friedland is available for $24.95 USD from the developer's website. Players interested in checking out the game should head over to the developer's download page, where they can get their hands on additional campaigns, including the Waterloo Campaign, the Gettysburg demo, and the American Civil War demo. Check out the links below for more info.

Friedland Available for OS X
By Design Download Page

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