||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Battles In Normandy Goes Gold!

Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2004 by Marc von Martial

Type: News

Latest in Decisive Battles Series Ready for Release
Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group (www.ssg.com.au) are pleased to announce that Battles In Normandy™ has officially “Gone Gold” and is due for worldwide release the week of September 13th. Interested wargamers will be able to purchase Battles In Normandy directly through the Matrix Games online store at www.matrixgames.com.
Battles In Normandy™ is the next wargame in the award-winning Decisive Battles series, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr. Including a number of enhancements and scenarios for the full Normandy campaign, Battles In Normandy™ brings wargamers back to the western front with historical scenarios including two monster campaigns, and eight smaller historical scenarios as well as a hypothetical scenario that models Rommel's.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, "We’re very excited about the many enhancements that have been made to the Decisive Battles engine for Battles In Normandy™ and we feel the new battles are the best yet. SSG have managed to improve on a five star system, something that is a tall order for any design team.”

Battles In Normandy™ is based on the design and engine that propelled Korsun Pocket to several outstanding “Wargame of the Year” reviews and awards in 2003. Battles In Normandy™ features a new Decisive Battles game engine with a host of special new rules for amphibious and airborne operations, plus a huge number of other enhancements.

Gregor Whiley of Strategic Studies Group added, “We thank all our customers for supporting the Decisive Battles series with excitement and enthusiasm. We believe you will find that Battles In Normandy™ does not disappoint. Enjoy!”

Game Features

  • New game engine with improved user interface
  • New AI system
  • New user friendly game and map editor
  • Multiple resolution support
  • Special rules for Amphibious and Airborne operations
  • Carpet Bombing
  • Naval Bombardment
  • Mulberries (Artificial Harbors)
  • Bridge building, minefield and strongpoint creation
  • New supply rules
  • New rules for anti-aircraft and anti-partisan operations
  • New options for hidden units
  • New rules for extended movement and refitting units
  • Extensive Rollover Help function
  • Auto email and security functions for PBEM games
  • Extensive Tournament and Handicapping options for PBEM games
  • Evolved Units can change their characteristics mid-game

Battles In Normandy is scheduled for release the week of September 13th, 2004.

For more information, visit the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com and the SSG / Run 5 page at www.ssg.com.au .

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2002, Matrix Games has published several award-winning games, including Korsun Pocket, Highway to the Reich, Uncommon Valor and Eric Young’s Squad Assault. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at http://www.matrixgames.com/

ABOUT STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP
Strategic Studies Group (SSG) was founded in Australia during the 1980s by Roger Keating and Ian Trout with the release of their first game, Reach for the Stars. Over the last twenty years and over fifty computer games, SSG has grown from a fledgling company to one of the driving forces in Computer Strategy in the world today. SSG’s Decisive Battles series has won as much acclaim as any modern wargame. Their work continues with an upcoming Decisive Battles title to follow Battles In Normandy. For more information, visit the SSG website at http://www.ssg.com.au/.

More Info

Battles In Normandy

  ( Views : 10633 )


In Other News..

Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira is now available

Friday, September 19, 2014

Zeus, father of the Olympians, made night from mid-day, hiding the light of the shining Sun, and sore fear came upon men.” (Archilochus)

The world of Pandora, mankind’s new hope, was already a dangerous place for the human colonists. A hostile environment where vile alien creatures roamed the land and these did not welcome the human visitor.  As if all these hazards were not enough, Pandora has now become an even more dangerous place. As the sun grows dark, a new enemy species reaches the surface of this hostile world, rising up from the depths of Pandora and a new human faction joins the competition for the planet’s dominance. 

Read more...

Distant Worlds Gets another update

Friday, September 19, 2014

Patch 1.9.5.8 is now available!

The most detailed 4X title gets another major update! As of today patch 1.9.5.8 is available for download through all major channels. This update adds new customization features for ship designs and also further increases the modability of the AI, giving you more control than ever over your copy of Distant Worlds, allowing you to tailor the game to your liking. Other changes includes new AI tweaks, and weapon balances. 

Read more...

Hell is Approaching

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The mythical land of Gilrand is such a safe and quiet place that knights and paladins are drinking beers all day long in the trendiest inns of the realm. But there is no better target for the devil than a charming and peaceful place. In the darkest side of this fantasy world, subterranean legions are just waiting for one sign from their hellish leader to start a monstrous invasion. Harmonious times are over and chaos gets underway!

Read more...

Deal of the Week Battle Academy

Monday, September 15, 2014

Celebrating the launch of the highly anticipated Battle Academy 2, we are happy to announce that this week we are giving you a great offer on the first Battle Academy! Now you will be able to grab Battle Academy for just $ 19,99. Never was there a better time to pick up the game that started this classic series!

Read more...

Battle Academy 2 Out now!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The enemy is at the gate. It is a question of life and death.” (Andrei Zhdanov – Soviet Politician)

June 22, 1941 – German troops cross the border in Soviet-occupied Poland and break instantly the Non-Aggression pact between Germany and the USSR. This brutal and massive operation opened a huge new front in Europe. While the initial advance was fast and surprising enough to make the Germans reach the gates of Moscow, the invaders quickly had to deal with a valiant resistance from the Red Army and endure the tough weather and terrain conditions. Soon the Eastern Front became the ruthless and the bloodiest front of the whole war…

Read more...

Legions of Steel ready for beta

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Far in the future, factions from the Milky Way are forming a military coalition. Their target: The Empire of the Machines, a fearsome robotic authority that endangers the whole galaxy. In Legions of Steel, players will control a squad of elite human troopers sent behind the enemy lines to eliminate the threat at the source. Alternatively, they will be able to lead the robots through the dark and cold corridors of the Machine’s undergrounds to repel the Human offensive.

Read more...

Battle Academy 2 gets trailers and Steam page!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front is releasing later this week. In order to make the waiting a little easier for you, we have  prepared a couple of trailers, which will give you a taste of the look and feel of his intricate strategy game. The first trailer is a gameplay trailer, while the second one is a main title theme trailer that uses wonderful music by composer Alessandro Ponti and the amazing art created by Art Director Richard Evans. 

Read more...