Pike & Shot

pike-and-shot-boxPike & Shot Updated to Version 1.0.4!

“Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.” (Elizabeth I – Queen of England and Ireland)

Tercio to Salvo– the first expansion of the acclaimed wargame set in the iron century, is finally released for PC!

Following in the footsteps of the base game Tercio to Salvo introduces brand new conflicts and nations for a refreshing wargaming experience!

The expansion includes 10 historical scenarios that depict iconic European battles from the 16th and early 17th centuries and 49 new army lists for the skirmish mode, allowing the fans to generate an infinite numbers of what-if scenarios with diversified settings and troop types.

A terrific 50% launch discount is available on PC only!

We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the PC version from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store!

All of this and more!

Pike and Shot is updated to Version 1.0.4! Important improvements will make the gameplay more enjoyable than ever, with more accurate stats for specific units and more choices in skirmish generated maps like the type of terrain.

But the list is very long so be sure to check the full changelog HERE.

You can download the patch from HERE.

Get more information on Pike & Shot from its official game page.

pike-and-shot-boxKeep your Powder Dry

“Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.” (Oliver Cromwell – English military and political leader)

Today we have the pleasure to announce that Pike & Shot is finally released and available on both our online store and on Steam. In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are offering a $10 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch! We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on this digital platform!

In the age of Pike and Shot, mighty struggles erupted across Europe for religious, political or dynastic causes. The greatest powers of that period were regularly involved in conflicts and struggles to increase their dominance over the continent. Some countries have also to deal with inner tensions and are torn apart between factions. War is in the air. But war has changed. Due to the development of new technologies, traditional medieval tactics have been substituted with a totally different approach to effectively utilise the new formations and weapons.

In these troubled times musketeers “gave fire” in a duel to the death, pikemen held stolidly against enemy assaults, and cavalry charged to glory or defeat. Players can march in the footsteps of the great leaders of The Thirty Years War, Italian Wars and the English Civil War and refight some of the greatest battles of the Renaissance. With its 30 full-sized historical battles, its random map and scenario generator, its easy-to-use PBEM++ multiplayer system and its gameplay simulating accurately the tactics of the period, Pike & Shot will thrill any history buff and fans of tactical challenges!

Get more information on Pike & Shot from its official product page.

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pike-and-shot-box“War is not a river, or a lake, but an ocean of all that is evil” (Gustav II Adolf, King of Sweden)

Initially introduced to the lucky few who attended our 2014 annual convention “Home of Wargamers”, Pike & Shot is now mature enough to show more of the game to public! This upcoming strategy game designed by Richard Bodley Scott – the mastermind behind the Field of Glory table-top wargame rules – aims to simulate the majors battles in the age of Pike and Shot – the 16th and 17th centuries.

The period covered by this game is particularly interesting from a tactical point of view as lots of changes occurred on the battlefield at that time. In only two hundred years commanders have been substituting traditional medieval tactics with modern ones, inserting musketeers and artillery in the armies. Obviously the players will be able to feel this tactical revolution in Pike & Shot!

This setting, combined with the approachable and visually immersive Battle Academy engine, makes Pike & Shot a very engaging title for any gamer that has an interest for this period. 3 huge campaigns, a skirmish mode that allows to generate an infinite number of “What-if” scenarios and a multiplayer system powered by the famous PBEM++ come together for a captivating experience in the heart of the bloodiest battles of the Renaissance.

Pike & Shot is currently in beta and will release later this year for PC, with an iPad version following soon.

Click here to view the new screenshots and get more game information!

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