|Norm Koger's Wargame Construction Set 3: Age of Rifles (AoR) is a turn-based wargame that covers battles and campaigns from the 1840s until 1905. Originally published by SSI in 1996 this DOS-based game can now be downloaded for FREE.|
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|AGE OF RIFLES|
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AoR comes with a range of ready-made campaigns and scenarios. The scenarios cover historic battles such as Alma, Antietam, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, Shiloh, Sedan, Isandhlwana and Omdurman. There is also a scenario editor that gives you the freedom to design your own scenarios. Many of these player-designed scenarios can be downloaded from the Wargamer's Games Depot and the Yahoo! Age of Rifles Group.
I have designed several scenarios which cover battles from the Franco-Austrian War of 1859. They can be found here.
I have also created a scenario which depicts the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The beta version of the scenario can be downloaded from here.
The game's random scenario generator (pictured here) can be used to generate random battles from most of the world's major conflicts between 1840 and 1905. I have compiled a list of possible random battles on my Age of Rifles random scenarios page.
Age of Rifles (AoR) can be downloded for free from C:DOS Abandonware.
AoR is a DOS game - but it will work with Windows XP. Many people can play AoR on a Windows XP machine without any problems - while others prefer to play the game with a DOS emulator called DOSBox. This can be downloaded for free from the DOSBox website.
The best place to obtain technical support for AoR is the Yahoo! Age of Rifles Group.
|Historical Article Downloads|
A copy of the game manual has been published on the Internet here.