The Seven Years War continues to be an obscure war gaming delicacy.
The latest DLC from independent developer Oliver Keppelmüller brings Sweden as a playable nation.
After much improvements through patching, this war game brings grognardy bits from Total War, Scourge of War, Europa Universalis into an strategic, operational and tactical war game about the first global conflict. Not an easy task, but the design talents of Mr. Keppelmüller appear to be endless.
The game now has a manual, which helps to understand the economic facet of the game. Managing the economy is actually not that difficult, but it can be left to the AI.
It is rather unfortunate that the game still suffers from interface issues, like the dim highlighting of active buttons, the size of the icons and the non-obvious ways to aggregate the high volume of information coming from your cities.
And -this is just a matter of personal preference- the tactical battlefields are so dark and somber ...