UMS II: Nations At War (Mac, 3 1/2" Disk) Microprose - 1990 USA, Canada Release
UMS II: Nations At War
|Media||3 1/2" Disk|
|Category(s)||Entertainment, Simulation, Wargame|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Description from the packaging.
Universal Military Simulator Nations at War the most powerful tool a strategy wargamer can own.
The UMS concept:
Magazine reviewers described the original UMS as a sophisticated "wargame construction kit," a powerful "what if" strategy spreadsheet for historical, fictional and fantasy military encounters. With flexibility as its hallmark, it allows you total control over:
- Which armies are fighting.
- The size, strength, morale and readiness of those armies.
- The terrain on which they fight.
Thus, with the original UMS, you can simulate:
- Historical battles exactly as they were fought.
- Historical battles with modifications that interest you.
- Fictional battles such as Robert E. Lee vs. Napoleon.
- Fantasy battles, perhaps pitting bands of Indians against fire-breathing dragons.
UMS II is all that and much more...
According to award-winning designer Ezra Sidran, the guiding principle in the development of UMS II has been "Let the player control everything - including the level of control he wants."
- The scope of UMS II is global - in both time and space. It encompasses complete worlds and entire war campaigns. 127 nations, 525 provinces, 32,000 military units.
- Four levels of command in the order of battle are integrated with four levels of visual zoom and magnification. The lowest level of zoom depicts a square measuring 8 miles on a side; the top level depicts the entire planet.
- UMS II includes the ability to simulate naval campaigns in which the game's programmable weather systems can exert a major influence.
- With the optional Planet Editor, you can design entirely new worlds with oceans, mountain ranges and land masses as you want them.
- Three scenarios are included with UMS II:
- Alexander the Great: spanning the entire world as it was then known, from Spain to India.
- Assault on Fortress Europe: June 1-July 31, 1944.
- A special fantasy scenario, demonstrating the flexibility and artificial intelligence of UMS II.
- The UMS II Planet Editor, which allows you to create new plants, armies and scenarios.
- Add-on scenario disks, which contain an entire planet's database, original music, and commanding general's "stationery" with appropriate typefaces.