Two historical strategies in a single day? Perhaps not unprecedented, but certainly unusual. What’s particularly unusual is they both have something of a nautical theme, East India Company is particularly focused on the high seas, and offers splendid-looking 18th century sailboat gun action between bouts of management. We have to wonder whether it’ll trounce Empire: Total War’s ship-to-ship combat, or come in a barnacled second. The game is set for a July 28th release, and if you want to keep up with the design chatter then they’ve been keeping a rather detailed development blog. Now I must get back to Arma II, there be a reviewin’ brewin’.