Unless your current residence consists of living under a rock somewhere, you likely know that this year, 2015, is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. And as expected there have been more than a plethora of books, films and games gracing the public to honor the event. It is within this environment that NORBSOFTDEV (NSD) has thrown its hat into the ring by expanding its very well received Scourge of War (SOW) series to include Wellington and Napoleon doing battle on 18 June 1815 once more near the sleepy hamlets of la Belle Alliance and Waterloo. In doing so they have taken a plunge into the unknown as the Napoleonic Wars were vastly different in almost every conceivable way than the American Civil War. Thus there were undoubtedly many opportunities to stumble
Strategy gamers young and old understand full well the iconic vision of the Eastern Hordes galloping into fearsome battles across China, the Middle East, and Europe. No student of world history or warfare can ignore the devastating and immense accomplishments of one of the most feared fighting forces in the history of man: The Mongols. The very name brings forth images of massive armies of horse archers and the pillage and capture of cities from Beijing to Baghdad. Unstoppable in their progress, these fearsome steppe warriors make it into almost every incarnation of game that centers around the Middle Ages.
Though tactical games typically aren’t my cup of tea, I’ve always enjoyed Battlefront’s Combat Mission series going all the way back to their Y2K first iteration, Beyond Overlord. At the time, it was a graphically groundbreaking game and the franchise has only gotten better. Not only that, but one has to admire the chutzpah of an independent war game company that’s endured the worst the global economy could throw at ‘em and came back swinging.
If it doesn’t top the list of “what ifs” of World War 2 it must be near the top – we’re talking Operation Sea Lion, the planned German invasion of Britain. Today Slitherine/Matrix announce that they are to release a Sea Lion campaign DLC for their massively successful Panzer Corps franchise.
Independent strategy game developer and publisher Argonauts Interactive is excited to announce the return of the premier conquest simulator, Colonial Conquest, based on the classic turn-based strategy game of the same name. After three decades, a new era of Colonial Conquest is now available on Steam for Windows PC.
As the hot North African desert sun began to set on the night of 20 November 1941, two battered tanks, all that remained of a squadron of American built Stuart M-3 light tanks were laagered in a defensive position for the night. Three exhausted gritty, dust-covered British tankers were seated, leaning against the side of their tank nick-named "Old Bill" while the fourth crewman sat up in the turret providing over watch and monitoring the radio. They'd had the devil's own day after a fierce day long battle with the German 15th Panzer Division.
One for the grogs now, with Matrix Games announcing that their vast WW2 game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the West has received a significant update. This brings improved game balance, a change to the supply rules and, of course, some bug fixes.
Order of Battle Pacific is now available on Mac and Russian Front now available on Steam for PC & Mac
With the editor being away in a field killing orcs again a couple of news items slip[ped through the net last week. So to make sure our readers haven’t missed them, we bring them to you now.
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