Throughout World War One players will encounter many genuine and factual elements that recreate the atmosphere of the Great War. The game includes famous characters such as Lawrence of Arabia, Lord Kitchener, Lenin and the Red Baron; military units will require effective command such as tanks in the field and artillery in the trenches; at sea, naval units such as cruisers and U-boats will blast the opposition in nautical warfare; whilst up above Zeppelins will scout to gather essential information on enemy positions and strengths. Just as the real World War One leaders did, players must commission scientific research before certain weapons and types of strategy can be implemented. For example, tanks and other armoured vehicles can only be used when mechanised warfare has been successfully studied. Other key World War One elements such as wireless communication, chemical warfare and weapons like the Browning Automatic rifle, can only be introduced once they have been discovered and researched. The game features the largest World War One map created for a PC game, comprising of detailed and highly accurate country borders, terrain and oceans. Players must employ defensive and attacking tactics whilst considering whose land they are intruding and the geographical obstacles they may confront.
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