General is a freeware turn-based strategic game developed by Russian team NewGame Software. In this game, you take the lead of a country striving for territory and compete with other countries, developing science, hiring generals and armies and fighting battles. The game has a minimalistic economic system, which is quite suitable for the game concept. It has mainly a text interface, but features a strong AI.
The current version of the game is 4.5h (Russian) and 4.5e (English).