March of the Eagles (MOTE) doesn’t really have much of a story, although it seems to roughly follow historical situations. These situations are only really ever used as jumping-off points for the game’s various missions though, each one taking you a step closer to your goal.
The idea is that you can reshape history as you see fit, leading the tiny Persia to European dominance or starting an unprecedented allegiance between France and Britain to take over Russia. While the game allows you to play fast and loose with actual history, in essence it’s extremely accurate. Down to the way troops are recruited and commanded, each battalion, fleet and division is typical of the type found in that country in that time period. It seems much effort has gone into impressing history buffs and the air of authenticity present is palpable.