The time of Napoleon was a time of great naval battles, when the sea power of each of the nations of Europe affected their destiny. Napoleon’s dream of the conquest of Egypt and India was shattered by Nelson at the battle of the Nile in 1798. His subsequent invasion of Great Britain, which required control of the channel for only a few days, was thwarted by Britain’s ceaseless coastal defence. Eventually Napoleon had to withdraw his invasion troops and Nelson was then able to lure the combined French and Spanish navies into battle against his superior fleet and destroy them at Trafalgar in 1805.

Austerlitz gives you the chance to develop the naval strength of your nation, build warships and merchant ships, use them in trade, invasion, piracy and conquest! Naval battles are fully detailed, with boarding actions, ship fires, scuttling, sinking and capture of enemy vessels with a full range of ship types from sloops to ships of the line.