Strategy and Wargaming

strategic-command-classic-ww1A great classic game returns!

Set during the War to End all Wars, Strategic Command Classic: World War I puts you in charge of the two opposite blocs that fought hard for supremacy in over 5 years: The Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance.

Take the chance to rewrite history in the conflict that shaped Europe’s destiny forever!

Get more information about the game on its Product Page!

Main Features:

  • 35 countries, 8 major and 27 minor belligerents(up to 65 nations possible with the Editor)
  • Trench Warfare – Units can build trenches and trench lines act to block further spotting under Fog of War
  • Shells – Artillery and Rail Guns now accumulate shells each turn and may fire as many shells as they have available
  • Research – The many areas available include the key WW1 areas of Trench Warfare and Shell Production
  • Reconnaissance Spotting – Recon Bombers allow you to fly spotting missions behind enemy lines
  • National Morale – This value can be increased or decreased by special events, combat losses, enemy and friendly territory held, and it can influence not only individual unit morale but also the entire collapse of a nation if the value drops below critical levels

fields-of-glory-2Field of Glory II has been updated to version 1.0.2! This is a significant and important update as it adds tons of improvements and changes, among all:

  • You can now review the battlefield at the end of a battle
  • Units that have evaded off map count as half their routed value added to their side’s rout %
  • Close Order Warbands no longer get +1 Cohesion Test modifier for being Heavy Foot.
  • Bows can now shoot over other units if on higher ground

You can download the patch from HERE.

Check the full changelog HERE.

Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 has been updated to version 1.08! New features, new units, new maps, and bug fixes are making this version a true milestone!

You can download the update from HERE.

Added:

  • New scenarios done by Jean Dillmann (aka terminator)
  • Eben Emael (1.03)
  • Battle of Odessa 1941 (1.02)
  • Kutno 1939 (1.04)
  • updated campaign Eastern Front v1.07 done by Zigmunds Steins(aka Marechal)
  • marker in improvement for selected changes
  • units can now be excluded out of the <tab> cycling of units by pressing <q> while the unit is selected
  • new victory condition possible: reduce minefield strength
  • unexplored areas are now named as such in the hex info of the panel
  • marker for used/ignored units
  • new AI abilities that improve offensive behavior which e.g. leads to raids against rear cities if the units are available
  • combat results can now be limited or completely turned off for the map in the options
  • Options End turn on/off
  • map of Western Europe
  • Extras folder with screenshots of the development (terminator)

Check the full changelog HERE.

steel-division-normandy-44By Ian Boudreau @ The Wargamer

We’re coming up on six months since the launch of Steel Division: Normandy ’44, and in that time, we’ve seen a host of changes, large and small, to Eugen Systems and Paradox’s engaging World War II RTS. So what’s the state of the game now? If you hesitated on picking it up back at launch, is now a good time to jump in? Let’s break down what’s changed, what’s yet to come, and what the game still needs.

Read on…

command-live-black-gold-blitzAfter decades of proxy wars, the Middle East is on the verge of a war of dramatic consequences. Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have brought both countries to the point of mobilization!

The international community, divided and ineffective, can only watch as the largest conventional battle in the Middle East since the 2003 invasion of Iraq is about to begin.

Black Gold Blitz, the seventh installment in the Command LIVE series, has been released! This new episode explores a scenario in which religious, economic and political tensions between Tehran and Riyadh have reached a point of no return, and direct war seems unavoidable.

Watch the latest Command LIVE: Black Gold Blitz News Report HERE.

Grab the game now!

the-operational-art-of-war-4The Operational Art of War saga will be back soon, and we can finally tell you when! Are you ready to get back on the battlefield? The 16th of November TOAW IV will bring you in the middle of the the most important conflicts of the last hundred years.

From The Great War to the Cold War, through World War II, The Operational Art of War IV will let you experience the profound changes that warfare had seen during the 20th century, giving you the chance to re-write history or create your own scenarios with the game editor! Your army needs you!

The Operational Art of War IV is the new generation of operational wargames. With more flexibility than before and with a new array of exciting features, it will make you relive the most iconic battles from the dawn of the 20th Century to modern day, including the ones that never occurred!

More than 200 scenarios like the Battle of Marne, Dien Bien Phu, the Batte of Arnhem, the Falkland Invasion – and lots more! – will forge your strategy skills and ability to master all kind of troops and terrains!

The entire naval warfare system has been completely revised and implemented, bringing its realism to a new, higher, level!

command-live-black-gold-blitzThe Command LIVE News Team has sent his last editorial report, directly from the frontline!

Saudi Arabia and Iran’s international relations are getting worse, after the news of gunfire between an Iranian marine ship and Saudi forces.

Considering the endless list of proxy wars the two countries have fought for supremacy in the region, the chance of a wider conflict is now more concrete, with rumors of an Iranian retaliation being confirmed!

Read the analysis here (.pdf) to get prepared for what is coming!

Command LIVE: Black Gold Blitz will be available on November 7th.

command-live-black-gold-blitzThe conflict that sees Saudi Arabia facing Iran explodes once again. One of the Iran’s marine ships returns fire after it has been attacked by a Saudi force.

While both sides refuse to take responsibility for what happened and the truth will never be known, the situation goes out of control when the Iran decides to retaliate against the Saudi Arabia for its behaviour.

Both nations’ weaponry, military and navy forces have advanced considerably during the last few years, and both sides’ objectives are clear: to strike at the enemy’s economic heart, the oil infrastructures.

The rest of the world can only stand by and watch as the war arises.

Command LIVE: Black Gold Blitz is the latest expansion of the Command series that will bring you in the Middle East, for one of the bloodiest battles of modern times.

This November, the 7th you will have to choose one side and lead it to victory!

  • Playable as Saudi Arabia or Iran.
  • Asymmetric warfare, matching a large fleet of advanced aircraft against an enemy weaker in that field but strong in ballistic missiles and unconventional operations.
  • Both offense and defense must be considered. Knowing how to balance defending your own oil infrastructure while destroying that of your enemies is essential for victory.
  • Special operations that are both risky and possibly lucrative.
  • A large target set consisting of everything from derricks and pipeline segments to valuable refineries.
  • A wide range of playable units that range from cutting-edge aircraft such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-15SA to Cold War classics like the Tornado, F-4 Phantom, and F-14 Tomcat.
  • Coordinate units based on the length of two gigantic countries.

Get more information about Command LIVE: Black Gold Blitz from its official product page!

 

crusader-kings-2-jade-dragonIn less than a month, desktop royalty will have the chance to test their resilience against the most majestic empire of the Middle Ages. On November 16, 2017, Paradox Development Studio will release Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon, the latest expansion to the best-selling medieval grand strategy role-playing experience.

The Emperor of China is powerful, but not invulnerable. Clever rulers can exploit the Emperor’s occasional generosity to build their own empire, carefully watching the news reports and changes in the Middle Kingdom so that they can best ride out the tides of history. Then, when the moment is right and you are confident in your strength, strike out and seize the Dragon Throne for yourself.

Jade Dragon features include:

  • The Further East: A new “China Screen” lays out the status and desires of the Emperor of China, letting you keep tabs on what he wants and how to earn his grace
  • An Eventful History: Random events tip you off to major happenings in distant Cathay, letting you know when the Middle Kingdom might be shifting its center of gravity
  • Taoism: A Chinese religion that gives bonuses to stewardship, but spreads very slowly.
  • New Asian Tributary System: Submit to the Empire as a tributary, always keeping an eye on the waning power of the Emperor, so you can time your escape to freedom
  • Ambitious Adventurers: Disgruntled princes or curious adventurers may leave China to seek their own fortune to the west.
  • Amazing Riches: Collect wondrous new Chinese artifacts for your characters, and a new Silk Road system that adjusts returns based on China’s stability.
  • Chinese Characters: New Chinese and Tibetan portraits and Chinese units bring the empire to life
  • Eight New Casus Bellis: Fight!

Jade Dragon will be available on 16 November 2017 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

For more information about Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon, visit the games official website.

command-shifting-sands“In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles” - David Ben-Gurion

The Suez crisis, the Six-Day War, the War Of Attrition, Yom Kippur War, the Osirak raid and the grand air battle in the Bekaa Valley. These have been some of the most brutal fights which occurred in the Eastern Mediterranean in over 30 years after Israel declared its Independence in 1948.

Each of these conflicts saw great changes in warfare that changed the geopolitical balance of this area forever and even drew in the superpowers.

Today, you’ll have the chance to relive in first person the tactical and operational choices made by officers at all levels and all sides as Command: Shifting Sands has been released!

Shifting Sands is the latest installment in the CMANO series and its aim is to depict every military aspect of the Arab-Israeli wars fought from 1956 to 1982.

Through 17 campaign scenarios, you will experience all the major changes in warfare, with a historically accurate range of weapons and hardware of the period:

“The combat debut of the modern antiship missile and the countermeasures to it, the revolution in offensive counter-air operations, the emergence of the surface-to-air missile (SAM) and the development of SEAD (suppression of enemy air-defences) systems and tactics to deal with the new threat.”

Command: Shifting Sands is a top-notch military simulation! Grab it now!

Watch the Command: Shifting Sands Launch Trailer HERE.

Command: Modern Air Naval Operations and Shifting Sands are also available together in a bundle on Steam!

Command: Shifting Sands is a stand-alone game that uses the latest version of the Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations (CMANO) engine. It also serves as a DLC for existing CMANO owners.