||  

Back to News Listing Battles In Normandy Goes Gold!

Posted: Thursday, September 9, 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 : 12972 )


In Other News..

TOAOW IV In-depth Analysis - BATTLEFIELD TIMESTAMPS

Monday, April 24, 2017

Let’s take a trip back in time to about 2002. TOAW exists, but as “ACOW”. You’re a newbie just starting out with the game. If you perused the manual you might have seen these few items: 
 
Individual battles are resolved in a series of tactical rounds. Each player turn is divided into ten tactical rounds, and individual battles begin on the round that most closely corresponds to the proportion of the attacking units’ movement allowance expended before the combat. … 
 
Battles continue until all units of one side have broken off, but not beyond tactical round 10. … 
 

Read more...

Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine is out!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine you'll brave heavy enemy fire while at the lead of powerful battleships and cruisers - true beasts of steel! You will command silent predators, marvels of German engineering, the U-Boots, in their lethal hunt for Allied convoys. You will build and employ massive new Carriers, platforms from where to launch your newest aircraft, and gain a devastating edge over your enemies.

Kriegsmarine is all of this, and more. Your efforts will decide the fate of the war. Are you up to the task?

Read more...

English Civil War Tips for Parliament

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

As we approach the release date for AGEODS English Civil War, we wanted to share some starting tips for new players.
If you enjoy this Parliamentarian tips video and would like to see a Royalist one, please let us know in the comments below. Don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe for more information!
 

Read more...

The Operational Art of War IV opens the gates for Beta Recruitment!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Operational Art of War IV development is proceeding straight forward and today developers are very proud to announce that the game is ready to enter the Beta Phase!

If you think to have what it takes enlist here and help us in giving the final touches to the game!

Read more...

Strategic Command LIVE on Youtube today!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Follow us as we play LIVE on our official Youtube Channel one of the most interesting wargame ever released, Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe!

We will stream the game at 11AM EST / 3pm GMT / 5PM CEST!

Read more...

Kriegsmarine is coming out tomorrow - don't miss the Twitch!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It's been a long wait but it was worth it: Kriegsmarine is going to be released tomorrow and personally I am really looking forward to playing it. 

I am sure that you are like me, and you want to watch some of the game, and see those ships and u-boots in action. Am I right?

Read more...

Flashpoint Campaign Red Storm has been updated to version 2.0.12!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Flashpoint Campaign Red Storm has been updated to version 2.0.12 and this version brings decisive improvements to the game!

Numerous bugs affecting the Map editor, waypoints, radio traffic – and more! – have been solved, so don’t wait any further and check the entire changelog below!

You can download the update from here.

See you on the battlefield!

Read more...