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Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 1:01:00 PM   
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A great classic game returns!

Set during the War to End all Wars, Strategic Command World War I puts you in charge of the two opposite blocs that fought hard for supremacy in over 5 years: The Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance.

Take the chance to rewrite history in the conflict that shaped Europe’s destiny forever!

Get more information about the game on its Product Page!

Main Features:

  • 35 countries, 8 major and 27 minor belligerents(up to 65 nations possible with the Editor)
  • Trench Warfare - Units can build trenches and trench lines act to block further spotting under Fog of War
  • Shells - Artillery and Rail Guns now accumulate shells each turn and may fire as many shells as they have available
  • Research - The many areas available include the key WW1 areas of Trench Warfare and Shell Production
  • Reconnaissance Spotting - Recon Bombers allow you to fly spotting missions behind enemy lines
  • National Morale - This value can be increased or decreased by special events, combat losses, enemy and friendly territory held, and it can influence not only individual unit morale but also the entire collapse of a nation if the value drops below critical levels

    EDIT for clarification
    Battlefront are retiring all the old Strategic Command games from their store and we will be adding them to ours. This is the first of the old games to come across. It is the exact same game as released on Battlefront, just with their e-license system removed and our serial number system added. We'll also be adding the games to Steam and you'll get a Steam key from us.

    We will be selling a Gold version that combines the base game and the Breakthrough expansion. Users who have the Battlefront version of the base and the expansion will get our Gold version for free. If you only owned the base game you'll be getting a 60% discount off of the Gold version.

    Once you've registered your Gold serial to your Matrix/Slitherine account you'll be able to redeem a Steam key for the Gold version and play your games on Steam.

    We will be supporting the Gold version, but we are not able to support the old Battlefront version as we don't know how it works or have any way to resolve issues.

    If you need more information please feel free to ask!


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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 4:23:17 PM   
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    How does this differ from the Battlefront version by the same developer?


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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 4:58:19 PM   
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    +1 With Breakthrough expansion?

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 6:01:10 PM   
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    quote:

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    +1 With Breakthrough expansion?


    That's good but is there anything for we who already have both?

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 6:35:49 PM   
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    Exactly. I hope they will give it an update equal the WW2 Matrix version.

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 8:11:03 PM   
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    Up until the latest iteration this was my favourite release in the SC series. Really liked the artwork for the units. Very immersive. A definite buy if it comes with the breakthrough expansion. If it doesn't I'd still recommend it. Also has an excellent WW2 campaign.

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 8:42:53 PM   
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    Unfortunately, it does not seem to have the newest games hexes.

    I really liked the game,and expansion,but I would have liked it better with hexes.

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 10:25:52 PM   
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    quote:

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    Unfortunately, it does not seem to have the newest games hexes.

    I really liked the game,and expansion,but I would have liked it better with hexes.


    From the screen shots on the product page it looks as if it's the same as the Battlefront version. I'd like to see a version with hexes, too. Maybe someday.

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/15/2017 10:42:51 PM   
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    When wargames were on boards with counters i could have bought one per year! Now we have computer wargames I find myself buying one per decade.

    This is one of those I will ignore.

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/16/2017 5:22:13 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: sulla05
    Unfortunately, it does not seem to have the newest games hexes.


    No hexes? No thanks!

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/16/2017 7:16:30 AM   
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    Sorry to be posting a negative comment, but I have to be honest in saying the graphics look terrible. I mean really bad for a computer game coming out in the 21st century. If this was still 1999, then maybe I'd look twice at this game. How the heck ?? How could this happen? Can't see myself ever being able to play this game without getting a headache looking at the graphics. Maybe some time and effort will be spent to overhaul this nightmare UI. Please take these comments in a constructive fashion.

    Cheers

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/16/2017 8:49:20 AM   
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    very interesting, so is this the same game that Battlefront.com sells? also why is the announcement saying that a classic game returns? when did SC WW1 originally come out? is it an old game originally?

    i am fine with the graphics and all but i do understand that other people may be expecting something more current, maybe the screenshots are just alpha or something?


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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/16/2017 9:13:13 AM   
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    ah it's been moved here, my guess is most won't see this either tbh

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/16/2017 10:47:22 AM   
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    thats a shame as i am still curious about this, - i did not even know there was a prior version of SC WW1 other than what is over at Battlefront still - or is that the clasic they are meaning?

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/16/2017 11:31:00 AM   
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    I'm almost 100 % excited with every Matrix/Slitherine release. Regardless if it's an old or new title.
    This news message isn't very clear and since I do daily research about everything what's new on Wargaming I have more questions now then there are answered.

    The same game is sold at Battlefront for 45 EUR, what is (imho) absurd for such an old game.
    I'm curious if the price here will be the same and if not, why?
    Is it a cooperation with the original developer or with Battlefront?
    Is it the same game offered at Battlefront indeed? Is it an updated version (all dlc, patches etc) or a remake?

    The graphics itself isn't the problem for me, I like them. The game looks interesting. What I miss is the fact how this offer is accomplished.
    Thanks in advance.

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/16/2017 2:45:34 PM   
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    hello Cablenexus et al

    I'm sorry, the original post was not as clear as it could have been. Whilst we edit that I can answer a few of your questions

    This is a re release of the original Strategic Command 2 WW1 game published by Battlefront (and so as such is older than Strategic Command - War in Europe that Matrix published in November 16)

    It now includes the 'Breakthrough!' expansion

    Battlefront and Fury Software (Hubert) are happy for us to do this

    Apologies for the confusion

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/16/2017 4:56:10 PM   
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    quote:

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    hello Cablenexus et al

    I'm sorry, the original post was not as clear as it could have been. Whilst we edit that I can answer a few of your questions

    This is a re release of the original game Strategic Command 2 WW1 game published by Battlefront (and so as such is older than Strategic Command - War in Europe that Matrix published in November 16)

    It now includes the 'Breakthrough!' expansion

    Battlefront and Fury Software (Hubert) are happy for us to do this

    Apologies for the confusion

    Ben Wilkins



    Thank you! Most important it's an up to date version including the newest expansion pack.
    As I understand also the original developer support this version.

    Hopefully the price will be a bit friendlier for newcomers in the series since we can pick up SC WW2 for 36,99 and the older version at Battlefront including the DLC is 55 EUR.

    Of course this is up to the devs/publisher and I think Slitherine is at the right track atm, except some older titles. Looking forward to this anyway! Thanks again Benedict151!

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/17/2017 3:36:19 PM   
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    Will there be a Steam release?

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/17/2017 5:27:11 PM   
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    "Will there be a Steam release?"

    Yes!

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/17/2017 5:29:13 PM   
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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/18/2017 12:59:32 PM   
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    Hi. Quick question. Will the new version use the matrix pbem servers?

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/20/2017 6:55:21 PM   
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    Will the Matrix version include the WWII in Europe and Franco-Prussian War scenarios that were included in the Battlefront version?

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/20/2017 7:57:59 PM   
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    It comes with the editor, so there is no plausible way to keep it out. You could simply drop the campaign folder back in and voila.

    I'm happy to see this come over, it was a great game in it's own right.

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/24/2017 1:34:55 PM   
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    Hello Tarfman and Mixark80

    Apologies for the late reply, busy times but I'm sorry for keeping you waiting

    Unfortunately SC Classic WW1 does not use the Matrix PBEM servers - it would have been a lot of work to retrofit that functionality to this game

    It does come with Franco Prussian scenarios (and the Balkan Wars, Russian Civil War etc. etc.) but not I'm afraid the WW2 in Europe one (I think that is the only one not included)

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/24/2017 2:30:14 PM   
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    Ben,

    Thanks for the response. I actually like the older method if only for the ability to engage a bit more with your opponent. I find the text box just a bit too small.

    One further query. Will people with the Matrix release be able to play PBEM against the people that own the Battlefront Breakthrough 1.05 version?

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/24/2017 4:32:30 PM   
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    Yes, people with the Matrix version should be able to play with those that own Battlefront Breakthrough v1.05 (that was one benefit from not updating to the Matrix PBEM system)

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/24/2017 5:49:11 PM   
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    Thats brilliant! Thanks very much.

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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/24/2017 9:35:51 PM   
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    but not I'm afraid the WW2 in Europe one (I think that is the only one not included)



    A decision I don't understand. With it you put the question "why?" on the table, and it looks as if you were ashamed about SC WW2 when you compare the game with the several years older WW2 campaign of SC WW1.

    There is no reason to be ashamed. Well, ok, I stand corrected. I feel a bit ashamed, but only because of your decision to cut the campaign out of the game. With it you create exactly that kind of attention which you obvisouly wanted to avoid. No harm done with that, but you look not as good as you looked before, If I may say so.

    Or is there anything you want to comment on this topic which may help to understand the reasoning why you think it was the best decision to cut the WW2 campaign?


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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/25/2017 4:18:45 PM   
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    The 1939 Storm Over Europe scenario is the best of the Strategic Command WW II scenarios at Battlefront. It competes more than favorably with any of the other square map grid WW II scenarios. But the Strategic Command WW II in Europe that is sold by Matrix is far superior with its hexgrid map and wouldn't suffer by comparison.

    The 1939 SOE scenario is only one scenario, a pre-hexgrid prototype of what the game grew into. To get the flavor of the war you really need a separate scenario for each year (and that's true for WW I as well, sadly).

    I'd be surprised if the decision to omit it was a marketing decision. If it isn't available through Matrix it won't detract from the sale of square map grid Fury products at Battlefront.

    In any case I'm sure that if anyone really cares that much they'll post it as a mod for SC WW I Classic.


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    RE: Strategic Command WWI Classic is back! - 11/29/2017 10:18:33 AM   
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    I've added this to the top post too but also adding here for clarity.

    Battlefront are retiring all the old Strategic Command games from their store and we will be adding them to ours. This is the first of the old games to come across. It is the exact same game as released on Battlefront, just with their e-license system removed and our serial number system added. We'll also be adding the games to Steam and you'll get a Steam key from us.

    We will be selling a Gold version that combines the base game and the Breakthrough expansion. Users who have the Battlefront version of the base and the expansion will get our Gold version for free. If you only owned the base game you'll be getting a 60% discount off of the Gold version.

    Once you've registered your Gold serial to your Matrix/Slitherine account you'll be able to redeem a Steam key for the Gold version and play your games on Steam.

    We will be supporting the Gold version, but we are not able to support the old Battlefront version as we don't know how it works or have any way to resolve issues.

    If you need more information please feel free to ask!

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