All three of Charles Stuart's kingdoms are in rebellion. Presbyterian covenanters have thrown King Charles and his bishops out of Scotland, occupying northern England. Catholic confederates have retaken much of Ireland. Parliament has ejected the king from his capital, London, and is raising England's trained bands to defend its constitutional rights and the protestant reformation. Each set of rebels claims loyalty to his majesty while taking up arms against him. The king has raised his battle standard in Nottingham and moved his court to Oxford. Anxious to release royalist troops from garrison duty in Ireland, for use against Parliament, King Charles is negotiating with the Catholic confederates under a temporary truce, and considering the legitimisation of catholicism in Ireland.
Full alpha version of English Civil War. Please report any bugs.
Credits are listed in a separate article.
Guidance notes are included in the download zip file and posed in a separate article on this site. Some PCs need you to select load textures on demand from the launcher's configuration video options to avoid an out of memory error on loading the game.
ECWAlpha7 is a sandbox version of WFaS starting 10th September 1642 and set in the three kingdoms of England, Scotland & Ireland.
Factions - Royalist, Parliament, Scots Covenanters, Irish Confederates and a Peace Party, which soon dies and its adherents choose sides at random. The Royalists are at war with Parliament and the Scots Covenanters. Parliament is at war with the Royalists and Irish Confederates. The Scots Covenanters are at war with the Royalists and Irish Confederates. The Irish Confederates are at war with Parliament and the Scots Confederates.
Features - artillery, sea travel, animated battle flags, animated windmills and watermills, artillery trains, gunpowder crafting, formations, bridge battles, customisable regimental pikemen and musketeers, bridge guards, trained bands patrolling faction capitals, crime & punishment, simple sea battles, most armours feminized & optimised, bread making, scene make-overs, starting as a leader with reasonable equipment and quick recruitment.
It's recommended that players choose sides at the start, but you can choose to be neutral.