UMS II: Nations At War (PC, 5 1/4" Disk) Microprose - 1990 USA, Canada Release

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UMS II: Nations At War
Packaging cover UMS II: Nations At War.
Product ID 19703-40550
Product UPC 019703405500
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1990
Publisher(s) Microprose
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.

Also available:

  • 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.

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 512K
Supports Mouse Yes
Supported Video CGA

Box Scans

Retail Box cover UMS II: Nations At War. Retail Box back UMS II: Nations At War.



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