The year 2005 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of the French & Indian Wars. And twenty years later, the War of the American Independance began. These two events marked the start of a new era, the end of an empire, the birth of a nation. In Birth of America, the player controls one of the major contender of these 2 conflicts, trying to achieve military and political victory. Play is divided into more than 700 provinces across 10 game scenarios. Gamers control the military action of their nation, including such activities as drafting forces, building forts and depots, sieges and blockades, raiding enemy settlements and battles, both on land and at sea. Over 100 unique historical leaders are included, with their own special skills based on the real figures.