Strategy and Wargaming

aggressors-ancient-romeSlitherine announces Aggressors: Ancient Rome – the new turn-based 4X strategy game that brings you back to the ancient world. A mix of deep gameplay and rich historical flavour, Aggressors lets you relive history as the ruler of one of the mighty civilizations of the Mediterranean world. Choose Rome to conquer the Mare Nostrum, or Carthage and build an immortal trading empire. Choose one of twenty available factions and conquer the world, changing the course of history, from Egypt to Athens and Sparta.

  • Be like Gaius Marius, with his exceptional abilities in reforming Rome and its army. You can manage all aspects of your empire: war, trade, internal politics, diplomacy and cultural development. Rule your empire by managing its internal politics and developing its economy. Establish trade routes to reap wealth, ensure the loyalty of your citizens, manage demographics, technological research, internal reforms, and laws; the tools at your disposal are endless and seamlessly integrate with each other. But beware: citizens react to the current situation and they can move to other places when they are not happy.
  • Be like Caesar, with his unparalleled strategic genius.Experience the incredibly deep combat system, with each unit having its own abilities and traits, with terrain affecting the outcome in a meaningful way. Army morale and the supply system are crucial and need to be considered before any battle. You will need all your guile and strategic mastery to triumph on the battlefield. Vae victis!
  • Be like Hannibal, play your own way and surprise the enemy. Play on your strengths, beware of your weaknesses. The ancient world is brutal, for no mercy shall be given to the defeated. Twenty factions, from migrating barbarian tribes to advanced empires, which interact with each other through an extremely detailed diplomatic system. Make use of more than ten available diplomatic agreements, including the possibility of forming Federations and Confederations as well as affecting nations and provinces in your sphere of influence.
  • Believe us, you never played a 4X like Aggressors. Manage all aspects of your mighty empire with complete freedom: you can decide to start with an advanced nation surrounded by newer civilizations, or you can choose to start as a young tribe, ready to take on an older and decadent empire… or you can decide to completely randomize the map and play in a uniquely generated world. The choice is yours!Dive into Aggressor at your own pace: thanks to the tutorial and tool tips you can gradually explore all the options available to you.

Aggressors: Ancient Rome will be available on Steam and PC in Q3. The Beta is open now! Slitherine is looking for experienced players who want to test their abilities in Aggressors. Join up here! You can watch the Aggressor: Ancient Rome – Join the Beta Trailer and find out more about Aggressors: Ancient Rome at the games official webpage.

order-of-battle-sandstormMatrix Games announce that Order of Battle: Sandstorm is going to be released on May 16th!

In Order of Battle: Sandstorm you’re going to lead a whole new range of units in a series of new exciting scenarios. Will you manage to earn the title of Desert Fox?

We have something else to show you until then – including something that is new to the Order of Battle expansions, so stay tuned!

Get more information about Order of Battle: Sandstorm from its product page!

battle-fleet-ground-assaultTHE BATTLE FLEET SERIES CONTINUES ON WITH EXPLOSIVE LAND BASED WWII TANK WARFARE – LAUNCH TRAILER RELEASED

Mythical City Games announced today that the tank based sequel of the popular turn-based military strategy game “Battle Fleet 2” is now available on Steam for PC and Mac. Battle Fleet: Ground Assault builds upon the Battle Fleet series unique turn-based strategic and tactical gameplay, by focusing on land battles this time instead of naval campaigns, adding destructible environments, armor, shell types, brand new single player campaigns and an intense multiplayer mode.

Mythical City Games has released a launch trailer for the occasion.

The Normandy invasion has started and it’s time to move your battalions of tanks off the beaches and into the battlefields of Europe. You are in command of each tank, all the way down to the angle and distance of each shot. Choose your shell type and take on the armored machines of the Axis powers, or switch sides and defend fortress Europe from the Allied invasion.

Features:

  • Play the strategic single player campaigns, random skirmish mode, full cross-platform multiplayer, or even hotseat multiplayer.
  • Build your army from 20 different tanks, each one unique to each faction, with different armor, guns, mobility, and hit locations.
  • Choose between High Explosive or Armor Piercing shells to do the maximum damage to your enemy.
  • Aim for different sides of a tank to maximize your chance of penetrating their armor.
  • Utilize recon planes to reveal enemy locations or airstrikes to target dangerous tanks.
  • Tank commanders gain experience with each Campaign battle.
  • Battle across the Western Europe campaign with new campaigns coming later this year.
  • Use artillery to protect your lines in campaign battles.
  • Deploy Strategic Command Cards to surprise your enemies with special actions like laying mines, sabotage, enhanced aiming, airstrikes and more!
  • Battle Fleet: Ground Assault features full 3D models of WW2 era tanks.
  • VR Support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality coming soon.

Battle Fleet: Ground Assault has been in development for a couple of years now and we are happy to finally deliver this new installment of the franchise to the fans. While keeping the science and game design from Battle Fleet 2, using armored vehicles instead of vessels, enabled us to create an even more authentic battlefield experience,” says Mythical City Games CEO, Jedrzej Jonasz.

command-live-commonwealth-collisionFor decades, the conflict between India and Pakistan has been one of the most dangerous for its ramifications ever occurred. The two countries have always tried to switch the balance of power in their favour, seeking alliances among other nations of the area and increasing their military expenditure steadily.

The clash has reached recently a new escalation as a border incident has caused the death of some visiting British officers. Pakistan’s waffling diplomacy angers the British military and public, and as the subcontinent edges closer to war, London has New Delhi’s back. But Beijing has Islamabad’s as well, with waves of modern Chinese equipment being “purchased” by Pakistan and being crewed by either “Volunteers” or “contractors” that mysteriously “quit” the PLA.

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

Get more information about Command LIVE: Commonwealth Collision from its official product page!

order-of-battle-sandstormOrder of Battle: Sandstorm is the new DLC for Order of Battle. It brings the series to North Africa for the first time, putting you in the shoes of Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox himself, commander of the Axis forces in North Africa between 1941 and 1943.

In Sandstorm, the upcoming new expansion for Order of Battle, the Italian army obviously plays a very important role. As commander in chief of the Axis forces in North Africa, you will be leading a joint army of German and Italian troops.

The DLC’s developer The Artistocrats have released a glimpse of the Italian Armed Forces focusing on some of the new units available to Italy in Order of Battle: Sandstorm. New screenshots are shared too!

Visit this Matrix Games news page and take a look!

strategic-command-classic-ww2A great classic game returns, as Strategic Command Classic: WWII is now available!

The Matrix version is the Gold Edition of the Original Strategic Command: Blitzkrieg and Weapons and Warfare combined. It also Patton Drives East expansion and Strategic Command Pacific Theatre.

From the product page:

Combining the ease of play, accessibility and addicting gameplay, Strategic Command Classic: World War II adds tons of features in a single game.

Weapons and Warfare (the expanded & enhanced version of the original Blitzkrieg)

Rewrite history with 6 full length, open ended campaigns beginning at key stages of World War II. Begin the war from the historical invasion of Poland in 1939, Denmark and Norway in 1940, Russia in 1941, Stalingrad in 1942, the invasion of Sicily by the Allies in 1943 or the epic beach landings of D-Day in 1944.

Pacific

Players will be able to wage war across the massive expanse of the Pacific Ocean. From British occupied India, Tibet, Nepal and China in the West to Pearl Harbor and the West Coast of the US and Canada. WWII Pacific Theatre features a very large map, at 198×82 tiles in size.

Patton Drives East

Patton Drives East allows players to explore the historically possible what ifs of WWII such as:

  • What if the Western Allies and the Soviet Union went to war after defeating the Axis?
  • Could America liberate a Europe subjugated by the Axis?
  • What if the Western Allies had accepted a surrender from Germany and together they would fight against the USSR?”

Important!

This is not a new game. We are taking over from Battlefront as the publisher of this game.

The Gold Edition allow players to play:

  • Blitzkrieg + Weapons and Warfare
  • Pacific Theatre
  • Patton Drives East

To purchase Strategic Command Classic: WWII  and get more game information, visit the official webpage.

steel-division-normandy-44By Charles Ellis @ The Wargamer

Eugen and Paradox have released their second piece of premium DLC for Steel Division: Normandy ‘44. This time rather alarmingly titled: Back to Hell. We’ve been a tad tardy with our coverage on this one, but in this humble writer’s opinion, if you’re in the market for buying just one Steel Division add-on (out of the two available), this is the one you want.

Read on…

order-of-battle-sandstormOrder of Battle: Sandstorm is the new DLC for Order of Battle. It brings the series to North Africa for the first time, putting you in the shoes of Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox himself, commander of the Axis forces in North Africa between 1941 and 1943.

The DLC’s developer The Artistocrats have released a glimpse of the new campaign and reveal more information about the new scenarios coming in Order of Battle: Sandstorm. New screenshots are shared too!

Visit this Matrix Games news page and take a look!

 

march-to-gloryNapoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem. Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry.’‘ – Prince Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov, Field Marshal of the Russian Empire

Napoleon Bonaparte seems unstoppable. His military genius combined with the revolutionary fire of his troops has crushed every enemy that stood against him. He has already proved his ability against the Austrians in northern Italy, and now, as Emperor is ready to overthrow every European kingdom.

Is he the Son of the Revolution, the bringer of freedom for all the people under the Ancien-Regimes, or a full of ambitions tyrant? Whatever the answer is, it is clear that only on the battlefield Europe’s destiny will be defined.

March to Glory, the new wargame from Shenandoah Studio, is out! View the official launch trailer HERE.

March to Glory is a turn-based strategy game that takes you through the Napoleonic wars with a new strategic and challenging gameplay, full of interesting mechanics combined with thrilling combat.

Give orders to many different units and choose the best tactics to fight with your forces: engage in ranged attacks, cavalry charges and infantry assaults!

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!

You can purchase March to Glory via the games official Product Page.

The game is also available to purchase on Steam!

battle-fleet-ground-assaultSource: Blue’s News

Mythical City Games announces Battle Fleet: Ground Assault, a turn-based strategy war game will come to Steam on May 1st. This is continuation of the Battle Fleet series takes the World War II turn-based strategy to dry land, featuring tank combat in spite of retaining the “Fleet” nomenclature. They also announce that an update will come later this year to add full virtual reality support, saying VR and desktop players will be able to do battle against each other. This teaser trailer offers a look at gameplay, and the announcement includes more details:

Mythical City Games announces today that the sequel of the popular turn-based military strategy game “Battle Fleet 2” will be released on Steam May 1st. Battle Fleet: Ground Assault is a new and unique turn-based strategy war game, designed for cunning tank based military maneuvers and challenging new battles, that brings a whole new tactical strategy experience to the genre.

Battle Fleet: Ground Assault takes some of the most exciting tank theaters of war from WWII and puts them on your desktop in this action packed turn-based strategy game. Battle Fleet: Ground Assault boasts a wide array of historically accurate WWII vehicles and tanks as well as different play environments that provide topographical challenges during combat.

In the teaser trailer you can see squads of tanks locked and loaded as they take to the front lines of the fight. The gameplay captures the excitement and power of these lethal war machines. The video shows off the wide range of rural and urban fighting environments as well as showcasing the fully destructible environment and buildings. With 20 historically accurate tanks to choose from, the sky is the limit as you mobilize your forces to the enemy frontlines.