War of 1812


War of 1812 is a Seven Day Roguelike written by Jeff Lait.

You can get the most recent version here.

This provides a 64bit Linux executable version and Windows version along with the source for those brave enough to try and build it from scratch.


The year is 1812 and the world is ablaze. The fate of a continent is to be determined: a "mere matter of marching" will instead prove to dent the dreams of a Manifest Destiny.

That is all half a world away, however. Europe doesn't want to be left out so has its own skirmish. The Grand Armee is marching into your land. Napoleon wants a head-on confrontation, so naturally your general has been avoiding it. But the aristocracy is fed up with no brilliant successes, so you've been assigned a division to provide a noble victory.

One of the Grand Armee's divisions has been located by your scouts nearby. It is time to destroy the illusion that the Little Corporal cannot be defeated!

Version History

A 7DRL is supposed to be completely done at the end of the seven days. However, this should not mean one does not make small fixes.

March 8th, 2020

The original 7DRL version can be found here.

March 24th, 2020

Minor changes, mentioned in 7drlchanges.txt, nothing substantive. The main advantage is that now I have a win10 build whitelisted by Microsoft. Hopefully it stays that way! You can find it here. Apologies for its large size.