Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeSince we released Strategic Command in November last year, our next goal was to keep improving the game, making it better and better.

The first official update – the “Garand Update” – brought a huge amount of fixes and improvements but, even if important, the update didn’t include a very anticipated feature, Multiplayer.

Today, your patience has been rewarded, as the PBEM system has been integrated into Strategic Command and it is finally available!

But the news is not over, because alongside the PBEM, the version 1.02 updates the game in many aspects!

Here are some highlights:

  • fixed the zoom in and zoom out hotkeys, (+) now zooms in, and (-) now zooms out.
  • fixed an Amphibious Transport PROPERTIES screen display error that showed incorrect research level information.
  • fixed a naval path spotting error for when naval units are moved from point A to point B, previously only point B had additional spotting when the move was completed.
  • fixed a Paratroops crash error when dropping prepared Paratroops on some enemy hexes.
  • fixed a right click Transport unit limit display error for when a limit starts at 0 but increases due to Amphibious Warfare research as it was previously not showing the increased limits.
  • fixed a bug that allowed players to deploy Transports above the allowable limits whenever a transport was loaded and disembarked on the same turn.
  • fixed a supply calculation error with linked HQs that did not calculate the proper supply for adjacent units
  • fixed a predicted supply calculation error that did not properly calculate projected supply beyond friendly territory when calculating from friendly HQs.
  • resolved a crash for the ‘commit_unit_last_unit_move’ error
  • fixed a rare RESOURCE calculation error that had some resources remain at a higher strength than they should be at when cut off.

Check the entire changelog here.

You can download the update from here.

Get more information on the Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe from its official Product Page.

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeThe first official update of Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe is finally available for download!

The “Garand” Update brings a huge list of bug fixes and improvements, thanks to the extraordinary amount of feedback coming from the community!

Some highlights:

  • Fixed a rare disappearing Capitals error;
  • Fixed several ‘on_left_button_down’ errors related to unit selection and movement;
  • Soviet Shock Army Build Time increased from 1 to 4 months;
  • Vichy France will now deploy its navy if it joins the Axis or Allies for the 1939 to 1942 campaigns

The changelog is very long, so be sure to check it out here!

You can download the update from here.

NOTE ABOUT MULTIPLAYER

The “Garand” Update does not include PBEM which is not quite ready but we didn’t want to delay the many improvements and fixes that Hubert and Bill have made any longer. Nevertheless, the multiplayer is almost finished and we hope to release it very soon! Thanks for your patience!

Get more information about Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe from its official product page!

 

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeTwenty years have passed since the end of the first Weltkrieg and, despite many efforts to prevent it, a new and more terrible conflict has broken out.

Once again, Europe is the main battlefield! Here the armies of Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union will clash for supremacy and survival! Only those who can establish an integrated strategy will succeed in managing multiple fronts at once, until the final victory comes!

Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe puts you in charge of the Axis or the Allies – allowing you to command all aspects of the war. Enormous effort went into the creation of a very intelligent AI and your computer opponent is capable of prioritizing fronts and making good strategic choices, saving experienced troops from hopeless battles and exploiting every weak spot in your line!

Allocate resources to construct or upgrade new units, build fortifications, develop your navy or air force, invest in logistics, research, diplomatic pressure and much more. Deal with a vast range of historical events, while always keeping the big picture in mind.

Both experienced wargamers and newcomers will find much to love in this beautiful WWII wargame!

Check out the release announcement video here.

Grab the game now!

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeDevelopers from Fury Sofware are very proud to share with you a new bunch of screenshots! With the UI practically done, it’s time to see how the entire World War II will look like!

From the early operations in Poland in 1939, passing from El- Alamein. Stalingrad, the D-Day and coming to the final Allied victory in 1945, you will see how much Strategic Command: World War II in Europe has been improved!

Stay tuned for further updates and get more information from the official product page!

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeIn 2002, the original Strategic Command game was a relatively simple construct. With a limited rule set and a much smaller 62×37 map of approximately 2300 hexes, the requirements for the AI were not necessarily trivial, but in general terms, they were straightforward.

Fast forward to today, and Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe has been expanded into a modifiable hexagonal game engine allowing map sizes of up to 512×512 or 262,144 hexes!

Inevitably, with an equivalent increase in game complexity and detail, the requirements and expectations of the computer opponent had to grow as well.

As a result, the primary challenges for the AI, with the player’s point of view in mind, was to not only ensure it continued to play well, but also to complete its turns within a reasonable amount of time.

Read on…

 

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeWelcome to the first Beta-AAR of Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe. This is a mini AAR, and as such, the AAR will only cover the inital shots in Gleiwitz Poland in September of 1939, to the fall of France in mid 1940. Since the game is still in Beta, there might be some changes of the material covered between now and the final release, but the game already feels complete and the development team assures me that they don’t expect much to change other than minor items to ensure any final polish and balance to the main campaign.

Check out the first Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe AAR here.

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeIn Strategic Command you take command of the Axis or the Allies as a whole, without being limited to a single nation. This forces the player to think globally, in order to make the best use of all the resources and to plan successful strategies.

Knowing the strengths and the weaknesses of each faction is crucial to achieve victory!

Take a closer look at this infographic, featuring an interesting comparison of the evolution of the opposing forces in 1939 (the beginning) and in 1943 (the turning point). Divided in four main branches – Military, Research, Economy, Logistics – you’ll find tons of precious information and data!

Get more information about Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe from its official product page! The game is releasing this fall!

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeMatrix Games have published the first Blog Post on Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe.

Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe is the ground-breaking next step in the highly acclaimed Strategic Command series of turn based strategy games. Building on the success of previous versions covering both world wars, Strategic Command is returning the series to its roots as a hex based game, complete with a new engine, new graphics, and lots of new features too!

This latest Strategic Command game retains the best of the previous games in the series, including their accessibility and ease of play, while adding a whole lot more!

Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe is currently in Beta. You can apply for it here.

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeBlack clouds are gathering over the horizon. For the second time in less than thirty years, Europe is on the brink of another terrible conflict. There is no more room for diplomacy, and mobilization orders have been sent in every nation.

Which side will you choose when the time comes?

Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe is a deeply immersive turn based strategy game covering the greatest conflict in modern history, with a heavy focus on realism and global cooperation.

The game is about to enter Beta and you can help in giving the final touches by applying here!

In the meantime, feast your eyes on this full set of screenshots, featuring Normandy before D-Day, Italian troops in the Mediterranean Sea, US fleet on patrol and more!

If you like large scale strategy this is the game for you!

Get more information about Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe from its official product page!