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WOODEN SHIPS & IRON MEN AVALON HILL 1996 +1Clk Windows 11 10 8 7 Vista XP Install

WOODEN SHIPS & IRON MEN AVALON HILL 1996 +1Clk Windows 11 10 8 7 Vista XP Install

$ 27.00

Actual Game 


Wooden Ships & Iron Men

1-Click Install
Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

(Avalon Hill 1996)

My games are genuine, install in one step, look, sound and play in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP like they did in the old days, or your money back. This is my unconditional guarantee for three years.

This listing includes the original game CD. The box is pictured for reference and is not included.

I will also provide a compatibility CD that will allow the game to run under ALL VERSIONS of Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP, both 32 and 64 bit.

One step: Insert my CD and the game will automatically work on your computer. Done. Yes, it's that simple.

Want to play? Click the icon. Want the game off your computer? Click Uninstall. Zero hassle.

Rapid response technical support for three years is always an e-mail or phone call away.

In the extremely rare event I cannot get this title to work on your system I will take it back for a full refund. All I ask is minimal assistance from you during the troubleshooting process.


The Game
"Don't give up the ship!" shouts the captain to his crew as the masts fall. "Damn the torpedoes!" is the cry as the warship engages a superior force. "Agh!" is heard as your frigate merrily heads south while the computer-controlled ship turns away to the north. All of this can be yours with the purchase of Avalon Hill's Wooden Ships & Iron Men.

Wooden Ships & Iron Men is a turn-based game that allows you to recreate naval battles from the 18th and 19th centuries. You begin the game in a Pirates-style main screen from which you may play a scenario, a campaign, or a game via e-mail. If you choose the Scenario option, you can also visit the Scenario Editor to create your own missions. (It's pretty average - simple to use, but limited in the types and names of vessels.) If you're happy with the canned scenarios, you jump straight to the combat view once you've made your selection.

The campaign mode is definitely the road to take with this game. As the commander of a US ship during the War of 1812, your job is to sink as many English ships as possible. The campaign is presented as a Captain's Journal. You may encounter many enemy warships, and fleeing from combat is sometimes the best course. Since you can't replace injured crewmen during the voyage, a charge into the guns of the English ship-of-the-line would be truly insane. When your ship runs out of supplies, the game is over.

The game screens are in adequate SVGA. The ships look good when the view is zoomed in, but you'll rarely be able to see your opponent's ship from here. Control is simple - a couple of clicks of the mouse enable you to change course, load the cannons, or reassign your crew to stations. You give the orders, then tell the computer to execute them.

As it stands, the game is a faithful conversion of the old board game. The computer AI causes some head-scratching, but does make the game entertaining. 


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