Strategy games often revisit the same locations and time periods, so I was glad to see that we are getting a game about the 1812 conflict between the United States and Britain, a theater of war not often visited. 1812: The Invasion of Canada, a digital port of the classic board game with the same name, allows you to replay the US invasion of Canada, a lesser-known conflict that had important repercussions across the continent. In 1812, players control one of the major factions of the war, with the British side consisting of British Regulars, Canadian Militia, and Native Americans and the US side consisting of the American Regular Army and American Militia.
The game is played on a historically accurate map and comes with 3 scenarios and 3 AI difficulties for Solo play. You can also play online against another player. The game also uses a card system that introduces various events into the game. If you’ve been looking for a strategy game that deals with a lesser-known but important conflict, keep an eye out for 1812: The Invasion of Canada, releasing in June.