Strategy and Wargaming

steel-division-normandy-44Second Expansion Coming February 13th from Eugen Systems and Paradox

Paradox Interactive today announced the second DLC for Steel Division: Normandy 44. Back to Hell will be available February 13 on Steam for Windows PC. Featuring first-ever cooperative play and seven new historical missions (including five in co-op and multiplayer) based on real world operations, in Back to Hell, players take on the role of 11 never before seen divisions in new historically accurate battles like Operation Windsor and Operation Bluecoat. The DLC also adds four new divisions, 58 new units and two new exclusive Aces. Back to Hell is bringing a whole new realm of gameplay to one of 2017’s biggest RTS titles.

Click here to view the Steel Division: Normandy 44 – Back To Hell Announcement Trailer!

Back to Hell will arrive together with a free update available for everyone who owns the base game. The free update will add one historical mission available in cooperative play.

For more information on Steel Division: Normandy 44, visit the games official website.

campaign-series-middle-east-1948-1985Matrix Games has announced that Campaign Series: Middle East 1948-1985 has been updated to version 2.0! Version 2.0 is massive. It contains over 50 implementations and new features added, a completely revised UI, new graphics and visuals, new terrains, improvements on an already challenging AI, and a lot more!

To celebrate this important achievement, Campaign Series: Middle East is on sale for a week! 50% discount from today to January 25th!

Waste no time and join the fight!

Important information for the installation! This update is completely free but in order to play with the new version, please make sure to uninstall the old version of the game. You can find the Uninstall option in the game’s Start menu folder.

Check the whole changelog here.

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeMatrix Games have released an important update today for our beloved wargame Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe.

Version 1.11 is a real milestone as it fixes many bugs reported by the community and it brings a huge amount of changes and improvements, making the whole gaming experience deeper than ever!

Whilst this includes a number of updates and fixes to the game and campaigns we would really like to draw your attention to the significant speed increases in v1.11 thanks to the notable improvements Fury Software have made to AI processing and Event handling.

But the changelog is very long, so be sure to check it out HERE.

You can download the update from the Members Area.

Grab Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe now!

Did you know that a pack of 5 mods has been integrated into the game for free? Check them out!

march-to-gloryMatrix Games announces March to Glory, a new thrilling strategy game in development by Shenandoah Studio, the creators of gems like Battle of the Bulge and Gettysburg: The Tide Turns!

Relive the most iconic battles that tore apart Europe during the Napoleonic age and take the lead of your Nation across 14 historical maps, ranging from France to Russia, passing through Austria, the German States and Prussia, or play with your friends in the Multiplayer mode, featuring a random map generator that will allow you to always have different experiences!

March to Glory features a unique “Promotion System” based on unit’s class, in which you’ll be able to shape an army of your design and needs. Promote units according to your strategy and always take into consideration the terrain type to create the ultimate war machine!

Will you spread the seeds of the French Revolution or will you try to stop the “Corsican Ogre”, Napoleon himself?

Stay tuned for further announcements!

Watch the March to Glory Teaser Trailer HERE.

Get more information about March to Glory from its official Product Page.

The game is also on Steam!

wars-of-successionFirst half of XVIII° century. There’s no peace over Europe.

After the great struggles of the Thirty Years War ending in 1648 with the Cuius Regio Eius Religio principle, two major conflicts are about to turn to pieces the Old Continent.

On one hand, the French & Spanish Bourbons monarchs are gathering their forces against the Grand Alliance built by Austrian Habsburg, Britain and the United Provinces, fighting to inherit the leadership of the Spanish Empire.

On the other corner of Europe, a coalition of Danes, Saxons, Poles and Russians led by the famous Peter I The Great is trying to deal a mortal blow to the Kingdom of Sweden and to switch the balance of power in this region. But the young and military-gifted king Charles the XII of Sweden will fight with tooth and nails to defend its realm.

Matrix Games are very proud to announce that Wars of Succession, the upcoming wargame by Ageod, has reached the final development stage and it will be released on January, 25th!

Heavily focused in managing the military operations, in Wars of Successions you will coordinate the movements of several armies of many different great powers and their allies, take care of their supplies and fatigue and seek for the better conditions to engage combat, hold sieges or retreat to recover if needed.

Together, these features, combined with the proven Ageod engine make Wars of Successions a great choice to delight players interested in this era!

Stay tuned for further announcements about Wars of Succession! Check its product page here to see the latest updates and features!

total-war-three-kingdomsSEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the new historical strategy game Total War: Three Kingdoms, the next major historical title in the Total War strategy series from Creative Assembly, and the first to explore ancient China, will launch in Fall 2018.

It is 190CE and China is in turmoil. The Han Dynasty crumbles before the child-emperor, who is a mere puppet for the tyrant Dong Zhuo. The brutal and oppressive regime’s power grows as the empire slips further into anarchy. Yet hope blossoms in the form of three heroes, sworn to brotherhood in the face of calamity. Warlords of great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo’s remorseless rule. The future of China will be shaped by their hands, but personal ambition threatens their already crumbling alliance.

Inspired by the beauty and artistic style of the age, Total War: Three Kingdoms breathes life into the heroes of this fascinating period as they struggle to unite China under a single banner.

Total War: Three Kingdoms will be available for PC in 2018, watch the announcement trailer HERE.

For more game information, please visit the Total War website.

order-of-battle-ww22017 is gone. It was a great year for Order of Battle with many new expansions being released, greatly expanding the list of available campaigns, scenarios, factions and units, as well as adding plenty of amazing new features.

But let’s look forward, to 2018: there is much more coming your way. Work continues relentlessly and without pause. The goal is to bring the beloved Order of Battle formula to new battlefields and adapt it to represent the various types of warfare waged in WWII.

Next week we will also announce something community related… if you’re a fan of Order of Battle you don’t want to miss this, so stay tuned!

And now something which all players will find extremely useful. We would like to show you an amazing tool developed by a very talented fan, Mojko.

It’s the Unit Navigator, an online tool through which you can browse and compare all the units included in the game! Making the right strategical choice has never been easier. You can read more detailed information here. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication Mojko!

Order of Battle: World War II is completely free to try. Download it for free and try it immediately for an authentic and challenging World War II strategic experience.

total-war-saga-thrones-of-britanniaNew trailer reveals first playable faction leader, plus new details and victory conditions revealed

Alfred the Great’s victory at the Battle of Edington, in which he stood fast against the Viking invaders and changed the future of the British Isles, marks the player’s historical starting point of 878 AD in the forthcoming game Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia.

See King Alfred alter the course of history in the first in-engine cinematic trailer HERE.

Like Alfred, each playable faction leader will face a series of unique events and branching dilemmas based on historical events. The choices made will have far-reaching and impactful consequences allowing players to write their own story and re-write history.

Players can attempt to achieve victory in a number of ways: by aggressively expanding through force of arms, by increasing their faction’s fame through construction, advanced technology and influence, and by completing a series of unique objectives based on their chosen faction’s history. A final, ultimate victory condition can also be aimed for, presenting the player with a unique and significant late-game challenge.

Further new details on Thrones of Britannia can be found on the games Steam page.

strategic-command-classic-ww1A great classic game returns, as Strategic Command Classic: WWI is now available!

This release will also include the expansion “Strategic Command WWI – Breakthrough!”, Introducing the armoured train unit. You’ll find all the nice combat features from the Battlefront version like combat unit swapping, improved bombardment options, and so on. The expansion Breakthrough! adds by default a variety of additional scenarios and a range of modding features to the game editor.

Watch the new Strategic Command Classic: WWI Matrix Trailer HERE.

IMPORTANT!

This is not a new game. We are taking over from Battlefront as the publisher of this game. If you already bought the game from Battlefront please read this carefully as we don’t want you to accidentally buy something you might be getting for free!

Read here the full story and what you need to do

Steam version will follow shortly! Stay tuned for further updates!

field-of-glory-ii-immortal-fireBury my body and don’t build any monument. Keep my hands out so the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died – Alexander the Great

War can have many different shapes. Sometimes, the contenders have dreams of power and hegemony that collide. Sometimes subjugated people have to fight for justice and revenge against their masters. Leaders summon their brethren and subjects into a fight for motives that only a future victory will justify.

Eventually, there is a time when different civilizations can’t coexist peacefully, and different visions of the World engage a mortal fight. What side will you take, when destiny calls?

Field of Glory II: Immortal Fire, the second episode in the series that is bringing back to life highly historically accurate wargaming, is now available!

Follow the Achaemenid Persian Empire in its expansion, the clash between the Greek City-States, the epic deeds of Alexander the Great and the following wars between his generals after his death.

This DLC greatly expands the base game content adding 8 new factions, 10 new units, 30 new Army Lists, 10 new Epic Battles, 4 new historically-based campaigns and 1 what-if campaign!

In addition, the Sandbox Campaigns module has been expanded to include all 108 army lists from Rise of Rome and Immortal Fire.

Get more information about Field of Glory II: Immortal Fire from its official product page.