Originally published at: http://statelyplay.com/2017/05/12/next-up-for-hexwar-the-war-of-1812/
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While you're probably familiar with the fact that, last year, HexWar
published a digital version of Academy Games
' wonderful 1775: Rebellion
, you might not be aware that 1775 isn't the only game in the series. It's actually only one of three games dealing with early American warfare with the others covering the French and Indian War of 1754
and the War of 1812
. The games aren't clones of each other, but they do share several similarities, so I had been wondering if HexWar would be porting the others to digital at some point down the line. We aren't sure about 1754, but today they did confirm that 1812: The Invasion of Canada will be coming to in June.
1812: The Invasion of Canada has up to 5 players taking on roles of combatants in the conflict with the British side being comprised of British Regulars, Canadian Militia, and Native Americans, while the US side controls both American Regulars and American Militia. The map covers the area from Montreal to Detroit, and combat is handled much like in 1775 with each combatant having a set of unique dice.
HexWar's version hews close to its cardboard cousin, apparently even keeping the board colors consistent this time around.
- 3 Scenarios – 1812, 1812 (Short) and 1813.
- Play solo vs. 3 AI difficulties
- 60 Cards (Movement & Event)
- Cross-platform 2 player online play or up to 5 player hot seat multiplayer.
- A Faithful conversion of the original board game.
1812 will initially be released for PC/Mac/Linux in June, and they're still looking for beta testers. If you're interested, you can sign up here. It will then be coming to both iPad and Android tablets down the road.