Strategy and Wargaming

check-your-6Matrix Games are pleased to announce Slitherine’s first tactical air-combat game, based on the tabletop masterpiece and Origins Awards Winner created by Scott Fisher: Check Your 6!

While staying true to its physical counterpart, the game has slightly adapted its mechanics to enhance the digital experience and deliver a game with incredible replay value.

Developed by The Lordz Games Studio and Moonlit Studio, Check Your 6! will take you right at the heart of World War II.

With 14 aircraft, 8 for the Axis and 6 for the Allies, fighting over 18 different missions that are playable from both sides, the game gives you the opportunity to be replayed multiple times. The WEGO turn-based gameplay makes every game of Check Your 6! different as each move has a dramatic impact on the final battle results.

Check Your 6! also features hotseat and real-time online multiplayer mode, where you’ll be able to fight against your friends and foes.

To watch the announcement trailer, view screenshots and find out more about Check Your 6!, please visit the games official webpage.

Check Your 6! will be out on our site and Steam on March 15th, so stay tuned!

wars-of-successionMatrix Games today announced the release of Wars of SuccessionWars of Succession, the new turn-based grand strategy game developed by Ageod and published by Matrix Games aims to recreate these crucial wars with incredible accuracy. With a detailed selection of each historical unit involved in the conflict, you’ll have the chance to command over 200 different types of troops from Grenadiers and Musketeers to Winged Hussars and Cossacks, as well as a dozen types of different warships.

You will coordinate the movements of several armies across all major European countries, take care of supplies, fatigue and seek the most favourable conditions to engage in combat, hold sieges or retreat to recover.

To purchase Wars of Succession, please visit the games official product page.

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.