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'Horse and Musket 2: Prussia's Glory' Ships Worldwide

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PST

Shrapnel Games and Boku Strategy Games announced today that the next game in the Horse and Musket 2 series, entitled Prussia's Glory (no relationship to the GMT boardgame of the same name) is now shipping around the world.

Prussia's Glory, like its predecessor, Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine, allows gamers to digitally step into the boots of one of history's greatest military minds, Frederick the Great of Prussia, as he waged war across central Europe in the 18th century. Specifically, in Prussia's Glory you will hear the thunder of cannons and smell the stench of blood and sweat on the fields of Soor, Lobositz, Leuthen, Hochkirch, and Torgau. Each of these famous battles is fully examined, having been meticulously researched as only Dave Erickson can do, with a grand total of seventeen scenarios spread between the five major battles.

Using an enhanced Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine engine, the sights and sounds of the period, such as new animations and historically accurate regimental graphics, will draw armchair commanders into the fray, while the intense action will keep them glued to their monitors. In an era where victory seems to hinge mostly on a player being able to click the mouse the fastest, or remember the proper hotkey combinations, Prussia's Glory is a return to days of good ol' fashioned turn-based strategy gaming.

Unabashedly turn and hex based, Prussia's Glory uses the foundation of its boardgame roots as its basic strength, and builds a tower of power with the assets only a computer can provide. Command a wide range of units and battle across winter fields and summer villages, either against the superb AI or your fellow gamers through a wide range of multiplayer options, including the always popular PBEM. The game system is grand- tactical in nature, and uses a command activation sequence that keeps each scenario fresh, no matter how many times it is replayed.


  • New, more historically accurate graphics for specific infantry and cavalry regiments, including a personal graphic for the great Prussian Hussar general, Hans von Zieten.
  • New animated graphics for officers and drummers. Drummers will now actually drum as the units advance.
  • New musket loading/reloading animations for units.
  • Exclusive scenario for Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine owners: Action at Burkersdor, 1762. This scenario will work only with Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine (not Prussia's Glory) and is included as a "Thank you!" for everyone who has purchased Dragoon.

As a hearty thank-you for those who also own Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine, you'll find an exclusive scenario, Action at Burkersdor 1762 included on the CD. Please note that due to the modifications of the engine there is no cross compatibility between Prussia's Glory and Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine, and so the bonus scenario will not be playable with Prussia's Glory, you must own Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine to reap its benefits.

Prussia's Glory is available for the PC and can be purchased through the Shrapnel e-store, the Gamers Front ( for $44.95. Order now and be assured of being one of the first gamers on your block to get it when the game ships!

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