||  

Back to News Listing Matrix Games to Publish World War II: General Commander!

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

Wage war across hundreds of miles with thrilling real time 3D action

Matrix Games and Games GI (www.gamesgi.com) are pleased to announce that Matrix Games will be publishing World War II: General Commander, a real time operational-level introductory war strategy game set around World War II’s Battle of the Bulge. Now gamers can command battles in real time with beautiful 3D units and effects stretching from smaller scale engagements like siege of Bastogne all the way out to the entire Battle of the Bulge!

 

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “World War II: General Commander offers an great introductory wargaming experience for casual armchair generals or newcomers to the wargame genre.  This is a neat blend of a real-time system with historical gameplay and strategy.  It’s truly exhilarating to watch a massive battle unfold before you as you bolster your front lines and send in your reserves!”

 

December 1944 - Germany conducts her last great offensive of the Second World War in what is known as Operation Watch on the Rhine, or the Battle of the Bulge, throwing her last reserves against a thin Allied front line in a bid to unhinge the entire Western Front.  Tens of thousands of solders, supported by tanks, artillery and airpower fought for three dramatics weeks around the Ardennes forest to determine the outcome of this gamble. Now you can step up to the commander’s seat and lead your divisions to stop the German offensive or break the Allied defenses. This is World War II: General Commander!

 

World War II: General Commander is an introductory war strategy game which brings a unique mix of scale, combat dynamics, and force management. An intuitive combination of rules and controls will give beginning wargamers and real time strategy fans the opportunity to simulate Germany’s famous last Blitzkrieg from either side. Evaluate the tactical situation while monitoring your overall strategy over real scale 3D maps, with high quality graphics and effects. World War II: General Commander creates an intense command experience with a choice of engagements ranging from defending a single town to the full campaign stretching hundreds of miles and involving all the historical forces!

 

  • Simple and intuitive control system that allows both wargaming veterans and beginners to the genre to immediately pick up the game
  • Attempt a last ditch offensive or desperate defense across 14 scenarios including famous engagements like Bastogne and Operation Nordwind
  • Fight with 3D units over a beautifully rendered topographic map that stretches across hundreds of miles
  • A full scenario editor to create new battles – scenarios can then be used as multiplayer engagements
  • An engaging blend of tactical and strategic considerations – the defense of one town can effect the flow of multiple engagements dozens of miles away
  • Realistic operational maneuvers and formations
  • Multiplayer support – face off against other commanders in full real time intensity
  • Set rally points and withdraw areas to slowly draw down a defensive position and delay the enemy before your next line of defense
  • Order air strikes and air superiority missions to turn the tide of any engagement
  • Realistic weather patterns visible right on map that effect efficiency and air operations
  • Issues orders at the Battalion, Regiment or Divisional levels – lower level units will follow the lead of a Battalion or Division HQ to simply command

More Info

World War II: General Commander

  ( Views : 5163 )


In Other News..

Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Friday, February 12, 2016

“The fruits of victory are tumbling into our mouths too quickly” – Japanese Emperor Hirohito, 1942

6 months after Pearl Harbour, the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere has reached its peak of expansion. Australia and New Zealand are under direct threat, weakening more and more the American ability to intervene in the Pacific.

Only decisive actions to take the initiative could allow the Allies to re-establish a naval and air superiority over the Imperial Army.

And that tiny island named Guadalcanal seems like the best place to start...

Read more...

Gary Grigsbys War in the East is updated to Version 1.08.07!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It’s a been a while since the last official update for War in the East was released and the time since then has been spent with a series of public betas, but the time is right to prepare a truly significant one for today!

Our beloved eastern front wargame has received some decisive new features, fixes and improvements, almost all of them focused on raising the level of realism in this masterpiece even higher while also improving usability!

There are in fact hundreds of improvements, changes and new features since the last official 1.08.04 version, addressing areas ranging from national morale and unit withdrawal to victory conditions and many, many more.  And for those interested in continuing public beta testing, a new one is also on the way! 

We strongly suggest that you read through the full change list at this link.

Read more...

Victory and Glory: Ask anything!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Victory and Glory: Napoleon will put you in the place of the Emperor himself in his attempt to forge the French Empire and to expand it across Europe!

This title features an elegant card system that gives the player the ability to recruit and upgrade new troops, trigger historical events, and to decisively alter the alliances between the great powers of Europe!

The game is not only limited to grand strategy. When your mighty armies meet the enemy, the tactical map gives you the ability to directly control your troops in battle!

Read more...

Tigers on the Hunt Gameplay video!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Are you excited for the Tigers on the Hunt release date getting closer?

Take a look at this nice gameplay video, featuring a  German kampfgruppe defending a village assaulted by elements of the 3rd US Armoured Division!

You will have the chance to see a lot of actions with a lot of units involved, bold manoeuvres and tank fights!

Read more...

Panzer Corps: Soviet Corps Teaser Trailer has been revealed!

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Panzer Corps, the revolutionary turn-based wargame, is ready to strike back with a new exciting chapter!

In Soviet Corps, you will fight with the Red Army, from the brink of its collapse to the final victory, through an epic and tough, branching campaign!

Counterattack whenever you spot a weak point, withdraw tactically to preserve your forces, and as soon you gained superiority force the enemy to retreat!

Read more...

Victory and Glory Card System!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

To win a war, armies might be not enough. You need political skills as well, allowing you to change the balance of power in your favour, forge new alliances and isolate the enemy.

The endless conflict  between Napoleon and the several Coalitions formed against him was fought following exactly this simple rule. Great Britain didn’t have a ground army able to counter alone the capacity of the Revolutionary France and was forced to convince and support potential allies on the Continent.

On the other hand, Napoleon took many risks to manage fighting on multiple fronts at once, stretching his resources and wasting time and materials.

Read more...

Tigers on the Hunt Second Video Turorial! The artillery is ready to support!

Monday, February 01, 2016

The second tutorial about Tigers on the Hunt is now available! It’s time to focus on a key asset, invaluable for every commander: the Off-board artillery!

Read more...