So I had been talking about this game in the Discord group and thought I'd post it here as a reference as well (namely regarding setup)
Lord Monarch is a quirky strategy game by Falcom that received a freeware Windows version in 1997. This version is noteworthy not only for being 100% free and still available for download from Falcom's site, but also being the only version of the game to have an official English localisation. If you're into retro Japanese PC games it's definitely a hidden gem worth a look!
Despite being designed for Windows 95 it still works perfectly on my laptop running Windows 10.
Before playing, make sure to create a folder in the folder the game's stored in called "SAVE". If you don't do this you won't be able to save your progress and high scores in Quest Mode.